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Inside the wildest night bar on the world – New York’s ‘House of Yes’ where all from stick dancing competitions to ‘spanking stations’ is encouraged

FROM communication brothels and spanking stations to pole-dancing competitions and musicals about ketamine — it’s gotta be one of the wildest clubs on the planet.

Just last weekend, the bonkers New York night mark the House of Yes distinguished its second birthday with its “Thank You For Everything” party.

 

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And despite the outward heat hovering around a wintry -17C, it was a packaged house.

Drag queens swanned by the crowd, stilt-walkers danced above clubbers, acrobats dangled from the 40ft-high ceilings and go-go dancers spun around in steel cages over the bar.

House and techno blared from the sound complement as DJ Eli Escobar kept glitter-covered revellers dancing good into the diminutive hours.

Sound extravagant? If it wasn’t for the birthday balloons it would demeanour to be just a unchanging Saturday night at House of Yes.

 House of Yes has been described as a 'temple of expression' on its website
House of Yes has been described as a ‘temple of expression’ on its website

Despite new success, it hasn’t always been well-spoken sailing for the club.

Originally recognised in 2007 as an illegal live/work space and artist common by two of New York’s many artistic and gifted performers Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, the first House of Yes in Queens burnt down in a toaster fire.

Luckily it happened on a weeknight and all the housemates (aside from the cat) managed to shun unharmed.

The second try in East Williamsburg non-stop in 2008 as a playground entertainment and artistic eventuality space and was forced to close after 5 years since of lease hikes.

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It wasn’t until after rising a successful Kickstarter and teaming up with two obvious New York restaurateurs that House of Yes in Bushwick was means to open in Jan 2016 as the first entirely authorised iteration of the club.

House of Yes 3.0 had arrived, today’s homogeneous of Studio 54.

 The New York venue has only been in movement for the past two years
The New York venue has only been in movement for the past two years

Dave Doyle said: “For the first year-and-a-half we don’t consider anyone that was operative there full-time had a balance. It was work, work, work.

“I almost lost my partner and a lot of friends out of it.

“The place grew so discerning from week to week — we were ceaselessly chasing the tails,” pronounced Doyle.

“The venue just exploded. None of us ever illusory what it became.”

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For a venue that’s only two years old, House of Yes wears many hats.

Aside from bar nights, unchanging offerings embody immersive cinema, weekend brunch, playground spectacles, burlesque, communication brothels, decadent dinners, rooftop prohibited cylinder sessions, spanking stations, shine pop-ups, pole-dancing competitions, musicals about sex work and anaesthesia drug ketamine (yes, you review that right), Christmas spectaculars, sound healing, low residence yoga and copiousness some-more in between.

Perhaps many renouned yet are the House of Yes signature parties that have turn so big that people come from all over the universe just to knowledge the feeling overkill and risque, comprehensive atmosphere.

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Highlight events embody the “no photos” erotic dance party House of Love, Discotechnique (themed disco nights), and House of Vogue, a monthly dance party for trans and odd people of colour featuring moves done famous by Madonna.

Yet no matter the night, House of Yes welcomes people from all walks of life who are there for the shared seductiveness in having a bloody good time.

 House of Yes attracts a churned throng and no two nights at the venue are ever the same
House of Yes attracts a churned throng and no two nights at the venue are ever the same

“The wildest, wackiest, craziest people on earth come to House of Yes. From extraordinary artistic producers, to playground acrobats, to drag queens, to strippers, to go-go dancers, to the world’s best low-pitched artists — it really is a scene. We really see some Aussies by the doorway now which is great,” pronounced Doyle.

No two nights at House of Yes are ever the same, but one in sold stands out for Doyle.

“My favourite night was when HBO filmed their TV show High Maintenance.

 New York night mark the House of Yes distinguished its second birthday recently
New York night mark the House of Yes distinguished its second birthday recently
 The renouned venue mostly facilities acrobats, drag queens and mime dancers
The renouned venue mostly facilities acrobats, drag queens and mime dancers

In sell for free opening and an open bar, House of Yes lovers lined up down the retard in some of the many considerable costumes I’ve ever seen to attend as extras in the filming of a nightclub scene.

Only the positively best dressed were postulated opening after a severe three-step opening capitulation process. we was blown divided by the costumes, appetite and positivity we felt that night. To me, this was the ideal instance of because House of Yes is so special and how they apart themselves from other, some-more normal nightclubs.”

Originally from Melbourne, operative somewhere like House of Yes isn’t accurately what Doyle graphic himself doing when he changed to New York 5 years ago, but he wouldn’t trade it for anything.


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