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

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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Critics' Picks

Output Year 2: Seth Troxler + Craig Richards + Doc Martin + Nicolas Matar b2b Nikola Baytala

Critics' pick

Detroit musical prodigy, Visionquest bossman and, most recently, half of the Tuskegee label, Mr. Troxler returns to his Brooklyn home for a night of top-class, otherworldly techno. Fabric resident superstar Craig Richards joins the lineup at Output, while Doc Martin, Nikola Baytala and Output owner Nicolas Matar take on the Panther Room.

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Output Friday January 30 2015 - Saturday January 31 2015

Flying Circus: Audiofly + Martin Buttrich + Stacey Pullen + Maayan Nidam + Carl Craig

Critics' pick

Globally renowned dance-music party Flying Circus returns to its Brooklyn home with an all-star lineup. The Spanish duo of Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton, a.k.a. Audiofly, headline at Verboten, with support from Rhythm Assault's Martin Buttrich, Blackflag label head (and Kosmik Messenger) Stacey Pullen and Perlon's Maayan Nidam. Super special guest Carl Craig joins for a night of serious dancing.

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Verboten Friday January 30 2015 - Saturday January 31 2015

Upcoming

Output Year 2: Seth Troxler + Craig Richards + Doc Martin + Nicolas Matar b2b Nikola Baytala

Critics' pick

Detroit musical prodigy, Visionquest bossman and, most recently, half of the Tuskegee label, Mr. Troxler returns to his Brooklyn home for a night of top-class, otherworldly techno. Fabric resident superstar Craig Richards joins the lineup at Output, while Doc Martin, Nikola Baytala and Output owner Nicolas Matar take on the Panther Room.

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Output Friday January 30 2015 - Saturday January 31 2015

Flying Circus: Audiofly + Martin Buttrich + Stacey Pullen + Maayan Nidam + Carl Craig

Critics' pick

Globally renowned dance-music party Flying Circus returns to its Brooklyn home with an all-star lineup. The Spanish duo of Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton, a.k.a. Audiofly, headline at Verboten, with support from Rhythm Assault's Martin Buttrich, Blackflag label head (and Kosmik Messenger) Stacey Pullen, as well as Perlon's Maayan Nidam. Super special guest Carl Craig joins for a night of serious dancing.

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Verboten Friday January 30 2015 - Saturday January 31 2015

Ongoing

Mobile Mondays! 45s

Critics' pick

Start your week with funk, soul, rock, punk, new wave, pop, salsa, calypso, reggae, rhythm & blues, disco and anything else that's danceable, spun (on 45rpm vinyl) by Just Blaze, Misbehaviour, $$$ Mike, Operator EMZ, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs and guests.

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The Bowery Electric Until Tuesday December 29 2015

Deep Space

Critics' pick

Dance-music deity François K's weekly Deep Space soiree focuses on dub in all its glorious, echo-drenched forms but extends its reach to all types of underground dance music. The only dress code is "an open mind." If that's a stretch, the evening's futuristic vibes will set the tone.

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Cielo Until Monday February 23 2015

Release: DJ Disciple and Friends

Critics' pick

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.

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Sapphire Tuesday January 27 2015 - Tuesday February 24 2015

DJ Questlove presents: Bowl Train

Critics' pick

The beloved Roots man is a musical genius and, luckily for us, a Brooklyn Bowl institution: He runs the weekly Bowl Train soiree. Expect a boogie-inducing mix of hip-hop, house, ’80s jams and rare grooves—augmented with Soul Train videos, duh—to ensure you don't run out of moves.

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Brooklyn Bowl Thursday January 29 2015

Comments

9 comments
Christina A
Christina A

Very much eager for the party-time in New York, from there to the party city Vegas! Already in my favorite http://www.travoline.com to book my hotels….. Can't wait.

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.