Faced with the rising cost of blackout curtains and fierce competition for the lunchtime crowd, dayclubs are quickly losing ground in the battle against trendy new nightclubs. Join the dark side with today's Groupon: $25 gets you free admission and $50 toward drinks at Vudu Lounge. Vudu is an intimate, velvet-roped nightclub on the Upper East Side for crowds "looking to get away from the UES standard—without hopping on the downtown 6 train," according to Metromix.
Sultry taupe and bare brick walls, tall-backed booths, black satin tablecloths, and a regal red-velour chair make Vudu a hot spot for dancing and indulgence into the early morning hours of at least 4 a.m. Thursday through Sunday nights. Click here to see photos of Vudu's swanky décor and neon-green illuminated bar. The club is a favorite for its selective beats, strong drinks, friendly staff, hip crowd, and firehose that sprays cookie dough. This Groupon can be applied toward cover as well as drinks (which average $9, according to Metromix).
A night out at Vudu isn't complete without a close look at the club's kingly chair, a velour and carved-wood throne reminiscent the court of Louis XIV or the rap videos of Fat Joe. In another era, one might have feasted on a leg of mutton while sitting in a chair like this one. The velour cushion caresses the skin of a thirsty fun-seeker more gently than the lightest feather alighting on a motorcycle made of wishes.
Metromix reviewed Vudu Lounge:
- When it comes to nightlife on the Upper East Side, it’s safe to assume that most of us envision rows of fratty dives with a clientele best described using words like post-collegiate or cookie-cutter. That having been said, it's no wonder this small velvet-roped lounge (which once called Soho home) is a hit with those looking to get away from the UES standard—without hopping on the downtown 6 train.
- The staff was courteous and professional and for a Manhattan nightclub the drink prices were quite reasonable. The DJ was amazing, and the crowd was completely chill. – pirelli88, Citysearch
- I would recommend throwing a party there anytime!!! – eliegirl, Citysearch
- the space is great! I love the loungy banquettes and areas to relax. The bar staff was playful and flirty... Even the security guys were cool and not stormtrooping their way through the crowd. – nolanspice, Citysearch
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1487 1st Ave
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