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The best NYC nightlife

Check out essential parties, the hottest new clubs and underground outlets and the people behind the after-dark action


You don’t have to be a regular night owl to enjoy the parties, clubs, DJs and lounges that abound in the NYC 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.

Best NYC nightlife