Best Nautical Techno - 2001
Formerly submerged and abandoned in the Chesapeake Bay, the FRYING PAN, amid other renovations, has been equipped with 100 amps for a crew of sweaty dancers to board. Set back from the swanky sports complex Chelsea Piers and overlooking the Hudson, the Frying Pan serves as a club alternative for salsa and drum'n'bass experts, benefit parties, and big-name DJs. The boat itself is an unassuming lightship with exposed piping and a deliberately rustic feel, but its capacity is nearly 300, not even counting the dancefloor constructed on the breezy adjacent dock. Pier 63 Chelsea Piers, 300 23rd Street.