It’s a recent cold night in Hell’s Kitchen, with winds rolling off the Hudson River. But on the dance floor of Space Ibiza New York, on West 50th Street, things are getting sweaty. House music blasts through speakers, and undulating bodies push toward the elevated DJ booth where tattooed DJ Victor Calderone holds court. Aerialists hang from hoops overhead, little people scoot around on tricycles, and, oh yeah, you can’t miss the puffy-haired guy prancing in his glow-in-the-dark suit.
When 4 a.m. strikes, and most clubs close, staffers at Space have been known to sweep bottles from the tables, shut down the bar service — and then keep the party going. Four hours later, at 8 a.m., the booze returns and things kick up to a whole new level.
Midtown’s newest hot spot is the first North American spinoff of the hugely popular Spanish club, which has been around since 1989 and has been named best global club at the International Dance Music Awards four times — most recently in 2013.
Calderone, a regular DJ at the club who travels the circuit from Ibiza to Montreal to Miami, digs the Euro vibe at Space.
“It has a similar feeling to Ibiza; for DJs, the energy is very similar,” he says. “You build your set over a period of time, and the people are there to be taken on a journey. Then the real music-heads show up at 6 a.m., and a transfer of energy takes place. I enjoy playing marathon sets. Late last year, I went for 11 hours and felt great at the end!”
In some ways, with its large dance floor, no-nonsense décor and sporadic blasts of underground-techno house music, the club feels like a bit of a throwback to the glory days of 1980s and ’90s New York, when clubs like Sound Factory and Twilo ruled.
- Space Ibiza is one of the premier EDM venues in New York for top tier electronic talent.
- Buy your tickets online in advance to save time at the door!
- There is a rooftop smoking deck where you can go chill and relax a bit.
- The club stays open after hours – often times you can stay here until the sun comes up!
Where is Space Ibiza NY located?
Space Ibiza NY is located at 637 W 50th St b/t West St & 11th Ave in the Hells Kitchen district of NYC.
How much is cover charge at Space Ibiza NY?
Cover at Space depends entirely on who’s spinning that night. Typically starts around $30-40 but can get higher for the biggest DJs.
How long will I have to wait at Space Ibiza NY?
If you arrive after 11 the wait times will increase exponentially. We recommend arriving as early as you can to avoid long waits.
When is Space Ibiza NY open?
Space Ibiza NY is open from 10 PM to 6 AM on Fridays and Saturdays
What are the best nights to go to Space Ibiza NY?
Fridays and Saturdays.
What is the dress code at Space Ibiza NY?
Dress code is fairly lax as far as New York clubs go. Guys can get in with tshirts and sneakers. But as usual to be safe we recommend a button up.
How much do drinks cost at Space Ibiza NY?
Mixed drinks / cocktails are about $10-12.
Who are the resident DJs?
Space Ibiza NY brings in a wide array of EDM talent. Upcoming talent in 2016 include Erick Morillo, Nervo, Bingo Players, etc.
What kind of music do they play at Space Ibiza NY?
The music is generally Electronic music, but it seems like they have opened up a Latin night.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Space Ibiza NY?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events and book tables for Space Ibiza NY. You can also visit Space Ibiza NY’s website for a current list of events.