2. Hotel Chantelle
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 92 Ludlow Street
Descend to the basement at Hotel Chantelle, and you'll find yourself in the center of one of the most raucous dance parties on the Lower East Side. The nooks and crannies of the room combined with the crowds make for a dizzying maze, but as the saying goes: When in a maze, get laid. Actually, they don't say that, but they should.
While Hotel Chantelle has a well-appointed space, what really makes it sexy is the eclectic crowd it draws. Every type of party-goer is accounted for here, which often sets the pace for wild, unexpected nights. When there is good music, great drinks, and bold approaches, everyone can leave a winner.