Tucked away within the grandeur of Tao Downtown’s restaurant is a hidden gem and “in the know” oasis called Tao Downtown Nightclub. Separate from the restaurant, the 2500 sq foot drinks-only lounge has kept a low-key profile attracting VIPS and celebrities for late night/wee-hour cocktails, music and dancing.
A lot of people don’t even know there’s a nightclub, as it is tucked away in the corner of the huge Tao complex, away from the dining area. The club is located one stair down and it’s so intimate and dark, it almost feels like a speak-easy.
Tao Downtown Nightclub is one of the Meatpacking hotspots these days for those in the know, and it can be tricky to get in on weekends. It is important to note that dining at the restaurant does not guarantee entry into the club.
- Lines get very long, especially on weekends, so arrive early.
- The scene gets going after 1 AM.
- The nightclub is not attached to the restaurant for the public – only exclusive VIPs can gain access to the club through the restaurant.
- Expect very expensive bottle service minimums.
Where is Tao Downtown located?
Tao Downtown is located at 369 W 16th St.
How much is cover charge at Tao Downtown?
Tao Downtown generally charges a cover of $20.
How long will I have to wait at Tao Downtown?
Expect to wait up to an hour, depending on when you arrive.
When is Tao Downtown open?
Tao Downtown is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Tao Downtown?
All nights are good, but weekends are the most popular. This is one of the hottest spots in town right now.
What is the dress code at Tao Downtown?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / nice pants / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Tao Downtown?
Expect to pay 15-20 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Tao Downtown?
Tao Downtown features mostly club music, with a mix of EDM and hip hop.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Tao Downtown?