Clubplanet has made a list of some of the hardest places to get into in New York City. They are the most exclusive and elite bars around. Getting past the bouncer is all about who you know in these places. If you are up for a challenge, and don’t mind waiting outside all night with only the slight possibility of actually stepping foot inside the door, then check out this list and try your luck. But unless you’re a celebrity or know the owner, chances are you won’t be seeing the inside of the door.
With long lines every night, The Hudson Terrace is one of the hardest places to get into in New York City. If you happen to be important enough to gain entrance to this hotspot, it would be recommended to go to the roof deck. The roof deck of the Hudson Terrace is spectacular, with its leather couches and amazing views. Only problem: you need a wrist band to get up there. Wristbands are given out randomly to whomever the bouncer thinks is important. These wristbands are the golden ticket to going upstairs to the roof deck. If you aren’t given one when you enter, you are out of luck. The good news, for girls anyway, is that throughout the night the bouncer will walk down the line and pick out only attractive girls to come in. Sorry guys.
THE ROSE BAR
Located in the Gramercy Park Hotel, The Rose Bar is yet another one of the hardest places to get into on this list. The Rose Bar prides itself on being very exclusive and they are intending to stay that way. So unless you are a model or actor, don’t even try to get in.
Owner Noah Tepperberg is on a mission to try to make this club different then all the rest. With a strict door policy, Avenue will only let the most rich and elite people through its doors. The more you are willing to spend, the more you are likely to be let in. So if you are a ‘nobody’ who isn’t looking to spend a fortune on a night out, expect to be turned away at the door, and turned away rudely. The doorman gets annoyed if you try to waste his time, and he will have no problem letting you know this.
The owners of this club, Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano, have said to be tired of the same old club scene in New York City. With that said, they only let the most selected people inside the doors. The max capacity for 1 OAK is only 250 people so if you don’t know the owners, it is next to impossible to gain entrance. Unless you are ordering bottle service or reserved a $2,000 table, chances are slim to none that you will get in. You can try paying the doorman off, but depending on how much you give him and his mood, it’s a tossup with if he lets you enter.
Located directly below Abe & Arthurs restaurant, where Lotus use to be, this new lounge is one of the easier to get into venues on this list. This being said, one still might be waiting outside in line for hours. We would recommend arriving early so you have a better chance of entering. Fortunately, you can grab dinner while you wait at Abe & Arthurs restaurant, which is attached.
Formerly known as The Boom Boom Room, this venue is known for how difficult it is to enter. It has been said that the QT, located in the Standard Hotel, has even turned celebrities and models away at the door. Unless you know Andres Balazs, the owner, don’t even waste your time trying to get into this place.
THE JANE BALLROOM
Located in the Jane Hotel, The Jane Ballroom’s popularity went through the roof when it first opened. More and more people were flocking to this place, and for the most part, they would not have to wait a while before getting through the door. That was until Jane Ballroom was raided by agencies, saying they were way past their capacity. They were allowed to remain open but was told to keep capacity to a minimum. So now, The Jane Ballroom is limiting the number of people they let through the doors, making it pretty hard to get into.