Top 5 sexy DJ lounges
Sun–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 6pm–3am
Handsomely designed in modern blues and woods, Rodan fulfills the fantasy of the hipster who’s moved on from squalid nights sucking PBRs in no-name dives
Thu 9pm–2am; Fri 10pm–2am; Sat 9pm–3am
If a lounge with a lot of low, comfortable couches, lovely-looking scenesters and a beautiful lighting system that wraps everybody in soft, moving colors sounds like the kind of place where you’d like to hang out, get there early—you’re not the only one
Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3am
The clubby and decadently appointed ground-floor spot in the Sax Hotel certainly keeps it unpredictable. From electro DJs such as Justin Dahl and funkateers like Sadie Woods—plus live jazz in the evenings—the high-end spot is covering all the bases.
Wed–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 8pm–3am (closed Sun–Tue)
This groovy, compact hotel luxury lounge has almost nothing to do with the hotel, the James, to which it is attached. Weekly residents spin energetic electro or trendy hip-hop; many nights actually see a cross-genre mix of both thanks to party promoters @superfun and Crossfader King.
Wed–Fri 10pm–2am; Sat 9pm–3am (closed Sun–Tue)
This long, modern room is decked out with sleek, low-lying furniture, and is the perfect spot for bottle service and canoodling with other Euro-minded audiophiles. Guys would be smart to wait until Thursday to drop by, though—that's when models get in for free