We'll gloss over the oddity of calling a place "1 Of A Kind" when there's also one in New York and get right to the high points of 1 OAK. For a club designed entirely around its dance floor, 1 OAK knows how to offer a full night of fun in a finite amount of space.
At first, the long entryway may seem excessive, until you get inside and realize they're just preparing you for what lies ahead. With tight spaces on every side of the dance floor -- one housing a bar, two leading to the only restroom and the third being kept clear of bystanders -- 1 OAK can at times feel a little congested. Thankfully the security staff double as crossing guards and occasionally meter maids telling patrons where they can and cannot stand. Of course that isn't the only or even the main aspect of 1 OAK you're likely to notice, as long as you keep that one lane unobstructed.
But in between circling from the bar around to the bathroom then back around to try to get on the dance floor, partiers can hang out at the bar and lounge area set slightly above the rest of the club. This is the spot to chill and enjoy the music while deciding whether you want to move to the dance floor or not. A table here is probably cheaper than the ones directly adjacent to the dance floor, so it all comes down to where you want to be when the lights are shining and the music is busting.
The dance floor itself is by far the hottest place to be. When a regular DJ is playing, it becomes a hotspot for all the people who truly go to nightclubs to dance instead of just hit on people or be hit on. And when a superstar shows up, that dance floor can be the closest you'll ever get to being walked on by a major artist.
If you're not comfortable with closeness, 1 OAK might not be for you. It's the type of club where strangers become good friends while they push past each other to get at their next drink. And it's the kind of place where dancing the night away is more important than obeying all the rules or trying too hard to be like anybody else.