The best parties in New York: Critics' Picks

Find the best parties in New York's nightlife scene, from regular club nights and residencies to globally-renowned label takeovers

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Got the urge to party, but don't know where? Put on our collection of the 20 best house tracks of all time, and browse through this list of our favorite dance-worthy events, with house, techno, minimal, acid, hip-hop and more all on the bill. Don't miss out on all the secret parties (we recommend bookmarking this page so you're the first to know!), and make sure to satisfy that after-party (or pre-party) appetite on weekends by checking out the 50 best brunch places in NYC.


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Blkmarket Membership: Joy Orbison + Ben UFO + Taimur & Fahad

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Blkmarket Membership has a big one here, featuring production phenom Peter O'Grady, better known to fans of the ever-mutating bass-music-meets-house sound as Joy Orbison, and Hessle Audio cofounder Ben UFO. Opening sounds come by way of Blkmarket's own Taimur & Fahad.

Fixed 10th Anniversary: Jon Hopkins (live) + Joakim + JDH & Dave P

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Party-starting vets Fixed celebrate a decade in the game at Output, with a live set from erstwhile Imogen Heap keyboardist and frequent Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins. Dubbed “the next Brian Eno,” Hopkins specializes in dramatically textured sounds and pulsating rhythms (for evidence, see his new Asleep Versions EP). Count on a transporting set from the British maestro.

  1. Output 74 Wythe Ave, at North 12th St, 11211
  2. Fri Nov 21
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Nils Frahm + Dawn of Midi

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German electronic musician Nils Frahm, a classically trained performer and a composer who moves easily among progressive musical circles, shares a bill with Dawn of Midi, a group that intriguingly jazzes up elements from Indian and Middle Eastern classical traditions.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Fri Nov 21
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Jamie Jones + Lovecraft

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Co-owner of trendsetting imprint Hot Creations, Jamie Jones quickly became one of dance music's biggest stars via a series of stunningly good releases (not to mention his in-demand live act, Hot Natured). The evening's opening set comes courtesy of Lovecraft, a DJ-producer with releases on esteemed labels like No.19 and Nurvous.

  1. Verboten 54 North 11th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11211
  2. Fri Nov 21
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ReSolute 7 Year Anniversary

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The party people at ReSolute celebrate seven years in the biz with a secret-location powwow featuring Jan Krueger, who runs the esteemed Hello?Repeat label (along with Daze Maxim). Dan Andrei will share the decks at this gig, and Jichael Mackson will provide a live set.

  1. Location TBA
  2. Sat Nov 22
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The Bunker: No Way Back

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This event sees the Bunker once again joining forces with Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions gang for another No Way Back party. Transmissions' head honcho BMG supplies a DJ set, as will Bryan Kasenic, Carlos Souffront, Erika, Mike Servito and Patrick Russell.

  1. Trans-Pecos 915 Wyckoff Ave, between Hancock and Weirfield Sts
  2. Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23
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Trust: Nick Curly + Guti (live) + Anja Schneider + Samsara Brothers

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Nick Curly, the German producer with a string of deep tech-housey releases on Murmur, Supernature and his own 8bit label, headlines at this four-on-the-floor hoedown. Also on the bill: Mobilee Records cofounder Anja Schneider and a live set from Argentine producer Guti.

  1. Verboten 54 North 11th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11211
  2. Sat Nov 22
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Green Velvet vs. Cajmere + Patrick Topping + George Faya

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Chicago legend Curtis Jones squares off against, well, himself at this Verboten gig, which features his two alter egos, Cajmere and Green Velvet. Expect top-notch jacking deepness from both sides.

  1. Verboten 54 North 11th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11211
  2. Wed Nov 26
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Release: DJ Disciple and Friends

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The Grammy-nominated DJ Disciple, a fixture of the NYC scene for years, takes control of the Lower East Side's intimate Sapphire every Tuesday for a night of house rhythms.

  1. Sapphire 249 Eldridge St, between E Houston and Stanton Sts
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Tue Dec 30
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Roots

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House heroes Louie Vega (of Masters at Work) and Kevin Hedge (of Blaze) have kept New York dance music alive and kicking for more than ten years with their long-running midweek dance party. There's an open vodka bar 10–11pm, so show up early and grab a couple gratis cocktails.

  1. Cielo 18 Little W 12th St, between Ninth Ave and Washington St
  2. Wed Nov 26 - Wed Dec 10
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Deep Space

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Dance-music deity François K and his Deep Space soiree—focusing on dub in all its glorious, echo-drenched forms, but extending its reach to all types of underground dance music—have been ruling Monday nights for years. The only dress code is "an open mind." If that's a stretch, the evening's futuristic vibes will set the tone.

  1. Cielo 18 Little W 12th St, between Ninth Ave and Washington St
  2. Mon Nov 24 - Mon Dec 29
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Christina A
Christina A

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John C
John C

Hi, I host at many different venues in the city, if you have any question regarding a guest list or table reservation, need any recommendation where to go, hit me up 347.605.8187

Nomad
Nomad

Those in the know know this list is mostly childs play - the real parties can't be found here you gotta dig deeper friends. Use your imagination the underground is thriving - nyc 's still got it if you can get it.

nv
nv

WHERE DID ALL THE PARTIES GO? THE PAGE IS BLANK! FIX IT!!!

Ariel
Ariel

If you are looking for good parties in NYC, with a local NYC crowd, spots in the Meatpacking district, Chelsea. and other hot parts in the city. Places like: KISS&FLY, AENUE, TENJUNE, 1OAK, LAVO, Riff Raff's, Gansevoort Park, WIP, RdV, and many more. I host few different spots every night and always have a VIP table or a table on the dance floor. Celebrating birthday, bachelorette/ bachelor party? I can get you the best deals. Table reservation? Bottle service? I can make a table reservations in almost every spot in the city, getting the best tables in the club and best prices. I meet my guests outside the club and personally walk them in for a smoothly entry making sure they are having a great night TEXT ME: 347.822.2175 EMAIL ME: NYclubing@gmail.com and I will get you on the GUEST LIST. you can also add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arielpamir. Twitter: @ArielPAmir

Ariel
Ariel

If you are looking for good parties in NYC, with a local NYC crowd, spots in the Meatpacking district, Chelsea. and other hot parts in the city. Places like: KISS&FLY, AENUE, TENJUNE, 1OAK, LAVO, Riff Raff's, Gansevoort Park, WIP, RdV, and many more. I host few different spots every night and always have a VIP table or a table on the dance floor. Celebrating birthday, bachelorette/ bachelor party? I can get you the best deals. Table reservation? Bottle service? I can make a table reservations in almost every spot in the city, getting the best tables in the club and best prices. I meet my guests outside the club and personally walk them in for a smoothly entry making sure they are having a great night TEXT ME: 347.822.2175 EMAIL ME: NYclubing@gmail.com and I will get you on the GUEST LIST. you can also add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arielpamir. Twitter: @ArielPAmir

Tumisang
Tumisang

Wish i could be in NYC rolling in the deep.