New York nightlife guide

New York nightlife is more vibrant than it’s been in years. Check out essential parties, the hottest new clubs and the people behind the after-dark action.

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You don’t have to be a regular night owl to enjoy the parties, clubs, DJs and lounges that abound in NYC's nightlife scene. Take a look back at some of the city’s legendary scenes, then scope out the boroughs’ hottest options for every preference and price cap. Notable New York nightlife names dish on the parties you won’t want to miss, door-people reveal how to behave if you want to get in, and we fill you in on our latest favorite DJ mixes available for you listening pleasure.

The best nightlife in NYC

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The best parties in New York

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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The best dance clubs in New York

Your guide to the best dance clubs in New York City, from legendary house music havens to upscale rooftop lounges to Brooklyn's underground gems

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The top club sound systems

We pick out New York clubs that have raised the electronic music industry standard for sound systems in nightlife

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Danceteria, Studio 54 and other legendary clubs and parties

Hark back to clubland’s hallowed past with testimonies from people who were at Danceteria, Studio 54 and other influential spots in NYC

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Stream DJ mixes and exclusive playlists by the world’s top DJs

Listen to DJ mixes and playlists of house, techno, dubstep and more from the best local and international spinners

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LGBT

Gay parties: The best gay nightlife in New York

Gay parties in New York offer something for everyone, from relaxed, mixed-queer shindigs to sweaty dance throwdowns

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Nightlife photography: Cool New York photographers

Feast your eyes on some of NYC’s best nightlife photography, and hear from the people behind the lens

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Doorpeople at New York nightclubs: Advice, stories and more

Want to know how to get into a club? We spoke with four keepers of the gate at New York nightclubs for their advice

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Comments

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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

Ariel
Ariel

My name is Ariel and I host nightly at some of the best venues in the city. Places such as: Lavo, Avenue, Phd, Marquee, Finale, SL, Kiss&Fly, Tenjune, 1OAK and many others. 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