143 Madison Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.746195 -73.984098
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown South Central
Oooooo vapor – Nothing Special. It's kinda in the middle of no where. They try to charge you to get in, even at 1:30am so don't be a sucker for it!
Once inside, it's really just a long bar with a few tables and a tiny tiny dance room in the back.
Downstairs they have a big room but it's so far away from everything and the shady coat check is down there. This had to have been a deli or something prior, as the stairs to get down are very old and steep.
Vapor at the bar gives it its name....actually it's just a smoke machine that I heard they stole from RATT. Rock on boys.
fabulous time! – i threw my birthday party here and everyone had a great time! the owners were extremely generous to set us up in the white room... we had plenty of space, great music and great service! awesome time!!
Vapor Rubbed Us the WRONG Way – Bartender takes our order. A comsopolitan, a Tanqueray gimlet up, and a margarita on the rocks. When the bartender returned with our drinks, he informed us that he needed to go downstairs and get limes for us. TWO hours after the place was to have opened. Huh. So we toast and sip our drinks to discover that we'd been served a glass of cranberry juice, a half-decent gimlet, and a glass of sour mix. When my friend went to return her cranberry juice, the bartender had the audacity ask, "what's wrong with it?" Any proper mixologist would be able to tell that IT TASTED LIKE KOOL-AID. I choked down half my sour mix, settled the bill, and we bolted before we had to listen to the CD player skip one more time. Oh and the projections on the wall? Yeah this is Madison Avenue, get some effin plasma screens.
Badly executed gimmick, even worse drinks – After work on Wednesday, the famed "vapor" was wisps of dry ice floating around sticky, unclean tables. There was no air conditioning, a fly was buzzing round us the whole time, and--worst of all--the drinks were lousy (and expensive). The margarita was all mix from a bottle, and the cosmo was a tell-tale dark red (the sure sign of 90% cranberry juice). The music was unironic 80s, the projection screens looked left over from someone's parents' rec room. With those prices, they could afford plasma screens. The place was completely empty; I guess word is out that this place is a bust.
Calls for a name change to Chlorine Lounge – The back room looked cool at first but the constant changing rainbow lights was too psychedelic for drinkers who are not in the altered state of mind. Then comes the chlorine fumes that seems to come out of the table which has the dry ice effect (Oh... Vapor!) Drinks are definitely costly and when we were there on a Friday night, the place was empty, so I guess, if you're looking to be intoxicated by fumes and alcohol in peace, it's a really good place.
A Must See – Been in NYC my whole life and this club was quite a unique experience. They did an excellent job with the decor, having a scene for everyone. Girls were smokin inside and so was the bar and tables for that matter! Enjoyed the creative drinks and the glasses they come in as well! The hot waitresses didnt hurt either. All in all....a must see.
User review by sue12781 – I have been going out in New York for over 8 years and never before have I experienced anything like Vapor. The decor is divine and the crowd is a gathering of the most beautiful people I have ever seen from all facets of society. Gay, straight, model, socialite, downtown, uptown, it seems that New York scenesters have a new Studio 54 like playground, where everyone is welcome.
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