1100 West Avenue
What: The latest throbbing nightclub-in-the-lobby offering from the Morgans Hotel Group folks; the action at the Mondrian spills from the jam-packed ground floor bar out to the pool, where iconic bay views give an electric backdrop. Go on Friday nights for the best scene.
The look: Alice in Wonderland: oversize chandeliers, green-covered cabanas, and a secret garden for covert canoodling.
Who goes: Local hipsters making the nightly party circuit; New Yorkers looking for a more grown-up scene than SoBe.
Sound track: Hip-hop and Latin.
What to wear: Whatever gets you noticedcouture to stripper wear seem acceptable.
What to drink: Cachaçathere are 50 types of the beloved Brazilian liquor on the list; choose a caipirinha if a straight-up shot is not your style.
Door policy: Get there early to avoid a wait at the velvet rope.