18 Little West 12th St • Meatpacking District , NY 10014 (Google Maps)
Cited as one of the Top 25 Clubs in the U.S. by Club Planet, Cielo is a state-of-the-art space in downtown's ultra-chic Meatpacking District. Providing a music program specializing in electronic music and an atmosphere for mature individuals seeking intelligent nightlife, Cielo eschews the hassles of large clubs and the elitism of upscale lounges with too many VIP rooms. Once inside, there are no more ropes, checkpoints or rule; security's goal is to complement the experience, not to hinder it. Cielo has set a new level in New York nightlife by going back to basics: the best deejays, impeccable service, stunning decor and lighting, and a world renowned sound system by legendary UK pioneers Funktion One that'll blow even the most fastidious audiophile's socks off. The space is purpose-built for dancing with a centrally-located sunken dance floor surrounded by suede banquettes with a range of inventive lighting effects to enhance the design. The overall look is a timelessly stylish take on the Seventies aesthetic.