May 11, 2018
Named after the majestic New Zealand canyon that features in both ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘King Kong’, Mokai is 4,000 square feet of terminally trendy club. Here DJ’s spin the latest house and hip-hop tracks to an appreciative audience. If you manage to get past the velvet rope, recline smugly on wooden ottomans, run your hand against brick walls, and drink in the atmosphere, of which there is plenty. Bring a pair of opera glasses if you really want to oggle at the A-listers who are often to be seen here. Tuesday’s DJ supplies powerful mixes that fuel nonstop dancing and because it is so small and cozy, the vibe feels like that of an intimate house party being thrown in an A list star’s NYC loft. Its worth noting Mokai has a kitchen open until 5am serving up small bites like sliders and grilled sandwiches.