A common question we hear from pub crawl attendees is “What is the Meatpacking District like? Is it worth checking out?”
It maybe good just to briefly see for yourself, but overall we say “no.”
If anything, we say it’s a far better place to visit during the daytime. For nightlife however…. sure, all those models you’re drinking around look great, but here’s the issue: the vast majority of them are paid to be there and could care less about the actual bar, club, or party. And this is also why your drink costs $20+ USD. The Meatpacking District’s revival started out cool and well-intentioned some 20+ years ago, but nowadays most established NY’ers regard the Meatpacking District as the Time’s Square of NYC nightlife, in that it’s primarily generic, extremely overpriced, and exists mostly for uninformed tourists.