Cramming two awesome things into one space doesn't always end well, a point proven by Alien vs Predator, and Strip Club vs Buffet. To see how it can work, visit The Chelsea. On a mission to return "glamour and sophistication to America's Playground", the gaming-free Chelsea's debuting a duo of new booze joints to augment its already-packed lineup of relaxation/restaurant/nightlife options, beefing up what they call a "day-into-night party experience", or as it's known to the unemployed, Tuesday. Weekends kick off with a "Hamptons-meets-Vegas" daytime party at the fifth floor pool deck's newly-launched Cabana Club & Cafe, where the kitchen's American bistro fare balances out pitchers of tropical drinks, premium bottle service, and an extensive cocktail selection that includes a signature float of champagne poured over sorbet, because the only thing more manly than bubbly is low-cal treats! Interior action's anted up as well, thanks to the surfer-themed Back Room at Teplitzky's, which opens up to the hotel's heated salt-water pool and's offering a Tiki-heavy drink menu (the six-rum Dragon Bowl, etc) and live Reggae music throughout the day before evolving into a latenight rock & roll karaoke club (Van Halen yes, Vandross no). On-site C5'll also be kicking off it's sophomore season as AC's only open-air nightclub, where Thrillist readers'll get VIP access and comped cover charge, not to mention guaranteed ressies & a pair of signature drinks at the Cabana Club, both of which will likely be consumed by you, as your predatory ways only alienate women.
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