Located between the upscale neighborhoods of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, Up & Down is a leading nightlife playground for Manhattan's elite. With two levels of distinct, dynamic ambiance, the splashy spot provides multiple experiences for guests in one buzzing setting. NightPro is proud to be the preferred venue management software of Up & Down.
Address & Location:
244 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10011, located in Chelsea, Manhattan
February of 2014; 3 years in business
What to Know:
Formerly The Darby, Up & Down is a swanky, cutting-edge nightclub that mixes old school New York with more modern, chic décor. Whether you're there early to get a drink and have a meeting, or you go late to have a dance and lose yourself in the night, Up & Down brings together deluxe amenities and a high-stepping party atmosphere. Dress to impress because you never know who you'll be brushing shoulders with!
2. Staff and Scene
Who Runs the Show:
Founded by the team at Butter Group: Richie Akiva, Scott Sartiano and Ronnie Madra
A hub for celebrities and NYC's VIP crowd; from movie stars to rock stars; flashy scene
3. General Info
9,000 sq. feet (4,500 per floor); 800-person capacity (400 upstairs, 400 downstairs)
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00PM - 4:00AM
Mix of top 40, hip hop, house, and mash-ups
Look for some of the many "secret" features, including a stairway to nowhere, a phone booth that leads to a fortune teller (with the secret code, natch), and a book on a shelf leading to a hidden room complete with karaoke.
5. Look Inside
Designed to resemble an Italian villa, the upper level of Up & Down is complete with palm trees, plush leather banquettes, patina-ed mirrors, and artwork by Roy Nachum, who also provided the art for sister club 1 OAK. It's also equipped with an elevated DJ booth, a granite wraparound bar, and a state-of-the-art sound system for A-list entertainment.
To descend to the down(stairs), guests take a stairwell with thermal installation that changes color based on body temperature. There, it's a more contemporary take on luxury with striped flooring, modern artwork, exposed bulbs, modish gray and white banquettes, and hanging crystal globe fixtures ― perfect for an extra intimate and adventurous nightlife experience.
Through Tablelist, Up & Down offers a velvet-rope experience with table packages that include top priority admission, a premium reserved table, and top-of-the-line bottle service.
6. Be There
Featuring a pool table and high-end art books, Up & Down invokes the feel of a private, members-only establishment. It's the place to be for exclusive events, album releases, after-parties, and a favorite hangout for celebrities like Drake, Miley Cyrus, Bella Hadid, and Justin Bieber.