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Top Ten Nightclubs in New York

Top Ten Nightclubs in New York

For those looking to have a night out on the city, the range of choices offers something for everyone. Just know that if you want into the most stylish clubs, you have to look the part at least, and preferably live it as well by being beautiful, famous, or rich.


18 Little W. 12 St. - Meat Packing District

Absolutely the best sound in town and luxurious decor set the stage for all that is fabulous at Cielo. Boasting, the best DJs, a strong door, and impeccable service, the club gives those who make it past the door the VIP treatment all the way. Great music and dancing, Cielo tops most Best Club lists in the city.


204 Varick St. - SoHo

S.O.B. stands for Sounds of Brazil, and this club opened to celebrate Afro-Latino music and dance and has become a leading venue for World Music. SOB’s is also ahead of the curve for emerging artists and trends. A great night out to drink island concoctions and hear fantastic music till the wee hours.

Pacha New York

618 W. 46th St. - Hell’s Kitchen

A huge venue on four levels, each with its own decor, the Pacha chain has an international glam reputation that attracts clubbers around the world to the Hell’s Kitchen venue to hear some of the highest paid DJs in the world. A fantastic sound system and decent dance floor, laser lights and go-go girls make it a popular choice for partying the night away.

Santo’s Party House

96 Lafayette Street - TriBeCa

This two-level club has different music on both floors, offering a change something for all, or just a change of pace midway through the night. Little or no cover and a good vibe make it a fun club with a good mix of folks. Early on the 18 and over crowd can party, but at some point it kicks up into a 21 and over club.

Sullivan Room

218 Sullivan St. - Greenwich Village

The opposite of glam, this unpretentious club is a great place for underground music. Low to no cover and hosting house and techno bashes that can’t be beat anywhere in the city. Local DJ’s as well as international names, beats that hit to the bone, and you can dance till you drop.


289 10th Ave - Chelsea

If you wanna dance the night away, Marquee not only has the over-the-top style and DJs you require, but a huge dance space as well. Hiphop Thursday are and the hottest night in the club. If you want to be sure to get in, you can pony up $650 for a table.

Kiss & Fly

409 W 13th St - Meatpacking District

Named for the airport drop-off, Kiss & Fly’s decor combines old-world opulence with 90’s excess. The door policy means the crowd is beautiful and the wildly pricey tabs mean that everyone parties like there is no tomorrow.

Club Shelter

150 Varick Street - South Village

Thumping house music and bare decor make this underground dance house one of the most popular underground dance houses in New York. Decent prices, casual dress, folks show up to enjoy the enormous dance floor and the great mix of people and artists.

Beatrice Inn

285 W. 12th Street

A townhouse hotel with club, Beatrice is tiny and about as exclusive as it gets in New York. Beauty, fame, or riches get you in, and once inside you can choose between a small upstairs dance floor or a lower lounge and bar.

Naked Lunch

17 Thompson St. - SoHo

A great location and 80s music on the weekends means there are always folks dancing at Naked Lunch. A very welcoming place, not too pricy, and an enjoyable night out for all.

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