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TAO Downtown Nightclub

TAO Downtown New York | 2020 All You Need To Know

Venue Description

TAO Downtown. Located at 92 9th Ave. This enormous, club-like Pan-Asian eatery is known for a huge Buddha centerpiece & a trendy crowd.

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There’s always a happy ending at New York’s most beloved nightlife destination for fine Asian cuisine and entertainment- TAO Downtown.

TAO has an impeccable record for throwing world-class events with the most influential leaders and entertainers in the world. TAO Downtown Nightclub is one of NYC’s hottest nightspots.

Dragon scales and calligraphy begin an exotic journey just a few steps below Manhattan’s busy streets. TAO Downtown is a two-story, 22,000-square-foot restaurant, bar & lounge in former ballroom spaces of NYC’s Maritime Hotel.

It is truly a hidden gem and “in the know” oasis. Separate from the restaurant, the 2500 sq foot club lounge has kept a low-key profile attracting VIPS and celebrities for late night/wee-hour cocktails, music & dancing.

TAO Downtown offers a distinct sense of arrival and discovery and is the first TAO venue where guests descend into a multi-level space. Located in heart of Chelsea, is intended to look and feel as if it has been there for decades and only unearthed recently to reveal the artifacts within. Tao is truly a one-of-a-kind experience where you can enjoy both incredible food and New York’s amazing nightlife in one stop.

With years of event experience, our VIP Nightlife team will take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Let us plan a great night out in New York City. Call us today: 212 947 9662.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: Edm, HipHop
Best for: Dates, Groups, Clients, Celeb Sightings, Bottle Service
Capacity: 1,500
Age: 21+

Average Line: 30min -1+ hrs
Price: $$$ (Pricey)
Attire: Elegant, Stylish
Age Range: 23-35
Crowd: Models, Celebs

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
11:00PM -4:00AM


Where To Go

NBHD: Meatpacking District
92 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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Expert Tips

» Where is TAO located in New York?

Tucked under the Maritime Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, TAO is composed of the TAO Restaurant, Ink Bar and TAO Lounge. The nightclub entrance is located at 369 W. 16th St. btwn 8th & 9th Ave. And restaurant is located at 92 Ninth Avenue at 16th St.

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» How much do drinks cost at TAO?

Drink Prices at TAO Downtown

• Signature Cocktails $19.
• $25-$35 for Sake Flights, 3 different selections, 2oz each.
• Bottles (Grey Goose, Belvedere, Jack Daniels, etc.) start $625 +up.
• Prices are subject to change.
• TAO also sells a few $600 bottles like Stoli vodka & Bacardi rum.
• Appetizers range from $8 – $18; Entrees: $16 -$39.

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» How much is a table at TAO Downtown?

Table Service Min at TAO Downtown

• The smallest VIP table seats up to 4 guests for $1K min; and is located on perimeter of dance floor. Includes VIP entrance, standard mixers, and a cocktail waitress.
• For party of 8-10 guests there are two packages available: the VIP area or a cabana. These packages are priced at $1,000 and $1,500.
• Pricing can vary depending on event/talent booked & if holiday.
• 20% tip will be added to bill as well as a standard NYC tax of 8.875%.

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» Which is the best table at TAO New York?

The best table option at LAVO NYC is the $4,000.00 DJ VIP Table for up to 15 guests. This includes entry, your private table, and your choice of bottles and standard mixers.

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» Where is the best table location at Tao Downtown Restaurant?

TAO Downtown Restaurant is THE place you’ll want to take clients, a date or group of friends for a great night out. Here’s spots to grab a table based on occasion:

Date Night – the back corner of the sushi bar.
Entertaining clients – one of the Buddha tables.
With a big group – a skybox (w/ curtains if you need more privacy).

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» How old do you have to be to get into TAO Downtown Nightclub?

21+ w/ valid, government issued ID (passport, driver’s license).

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» How much is cover charge at TAO Downtown?

The exclusive Tao Downtown in the New York City has the entry pricing structure that has been tailored to match. Expect paying around $20 for entry and most of the cocktails available here. Pricing can vary based on night, event/talent booked & if holiday.

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» What is the crowd like at Tao Downtown Nightclub?

Due to its discreet location with a stunning view and relatively low-profile, the nightclub at Tao Downtown is well known as a celebrity hot-spot for the fashionably loud & famous.

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» What are the best TAO NYC club nights?

All nights are good, but weekends are the most popular. Bigger DJs draw bigger crowds.

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» What genre of music does TAO Nightclub play?

The music at Tao Downtown Nightclub is open format. The DJ usually plays club music like hip hop and electronic dance music. Occasionally a special DJ or party will feature a niche selection like 90’s hip hop, so make sure to check the Events section on TAO’s website.

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» Where can you find parking at TAO Downtown?

• The parking garages closest to TAO are located between Lexington & Park Avenues on 58th & 59th Streets.
• No valet parking is available.
• But there’s self parking for $43/night at Maritime Hotel.

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» Click to view more Insider Tips

• With two locations in New York, plus two more in Vegas and LA, we can understand why TAO Downtown New York is a celebrity hot-spot.
• This is an upscale venue that caters to VIP bottle service crowd.
• Tao is the place to be when you want to see-and-be-seen.
• Who to Look Out For: Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keyes.
• What to Order: Crispy Tuna Rica, Wagyu Rib-Eye Teppanyaki.
• The nightclub is not attached to the restaurant for the public – only exclusive VIPs can gain access to the club through the restaurant.
• Lines get very long, especially on weekends, so arrive early.

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Disclaimer: This content was accurate at time TAO Downtown was reviewed. Please check with venue to verify that details are still correct. Still have questions? Head to our Contact Info to connect.

Dress Code

TAO Downtown Dress Code

Dress to impress at Tao Downtown! Elegant attire is preferred, with allowances made for designer denim. Ladies, wear your most stylish skirt or dress. Men should wear collared shirts and pants. When going to Tao Downtown Nightclub, the door staff has the final discretion on entry and will turn you away if you’re not dressed appropriately.

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