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Provocateur

Provocateur

Address Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 Ninth Avenue; NY 10014
Neighbourhood Meatpacking District | See on map
Metro 8th Ave-14th St [A, C, E, L]
Telephone +1 212 929 9036
Website http://www.provocateurny.com/
Hours Wed-Sat 23-04. Guestlist invite essential.

Despite its name and the powder-pink billboards reminiscent of everybody’s favourite illicit underwear brand, Provocateur has not yet broken out any sex toys or scanties for the public’s delectation. Not that we wouldn’t put it past New York’s hottest new club in the space at Hotel Gaansevoort Meatpacking that was formerly Ono, opened by the men behind Stereo who claim to have created a setting ‘specifically catering to a woman’s every desire’. If that desire includes ridiculously tight door staff, she’ll be getting off in seconds.

Inside you’ll find a lounge and club space, split between garden chic (where individual pods are decked out like rooms in a life-sized dolls house) and glam-rock fantasy with a very Victoria’s Secret pair of angel wings floating above the model/ banker crowd. To justify their $22 price tag, the cocktails come with ‘health benefits’ and seating includes cabinets for ladies to stash their purses safely whilst they dance. Or take a turn on the giant black catwalk, as the case may be. Zoolander – eat your heart out.