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Clubs in New York guide. Discover the best nightclubs and bars for dancing and partying the night away

The best NYC nightlife
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The best NYC nightlife

Check out  the hottest new clubs and the people behind the after-dark action

Our favorite parties going down this month
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Our favorite parties going down this month

Check out the best parties New York's nightlife has to offer

The best clubs in NYC
Nightlife

The best clubs in NYC

We highlight our go-to nightlife venues and dance clubs in NYC

The 20 best house music songs ever made
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The 20 best house music songs ever made

Including cuts by the legendary Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard

Crate-digging with Dan Snaith of Caribou and Daphni
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Crate-digging with Dan Snaith of Caribou and Daphni

Snaith digs up 11 essential NYC tracks for your listening pleasure

Nightlife features

The best parties in New York: Critics' Picks
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The best parties in New York: Critics' Picks

From regular club nights and residencies to globally-renowned label takeovers

The best dance clubs in New York
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The best dance clubs in New York

From legendary house music havens to upscale rooftop lounges

The best burlesque shows in NYC
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The best burlesque shows in NYC

Where to see burlesque and other sexy after-dark shows

The best gay nightlife in New York
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The best gay nightlife in New York

From relaxed, mixed-queer shindigs to sweaty dance throwdowns

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The Sultan Room is the newest music and restaurant hybrid to open post-Cabaret Law
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The Sultan Room is the newest music and restaurant hybrid to open post-Cabaret Law

So often going to see a concert or checking out that one friend of a friend's DJ set means choosing between a good time and decent food—there's only so many sad fries and Buffalo wings we can eat. But, thankfully, 2019 New York nightlife values food and drink as much as any performance. The dual forms of entertainment work in tandem to create the ultimate vibe with menus that no longer lack innovation. Bushwick’s newest music venue, The Sultan Room, opened last weekend—part of a trio of projects, which includes the Turk’s Inn and Döner Kebab—by owners, Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson. The childhood friends, who grew up working at Erickson's family's famous Minneapolis jazz club (which hosted Prince and Philip Glass, among others), went on to start their own recording space and see this project as a return to form. The Sultan Room brings a level of kitsch to both the venue's listening room and its attached space for food. In fact, the neighboring restaurant, which opens to the public today, is a near-exact recreation of a beloved Wisconsin spot they used to dine at, using decor the duo bought at auction after the restaurant closed. The to-go area, Döner Kebab, is inspired by revelers of Berlin's clubs, who often hit up Kreuzberg döner spots in the late-night.   Featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, technicolored lighting, wall decals inspired by mosques and a sunken dance floor, The Sultan Room will offer both live concerts and DJ sets, influenced by global sounds. Exp

Public Records
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Public Records

Public Records, which opened in March 2019, is a music-focused cafe, record "hi-fi bar" and performance space that hopes to function less like a traditional club and more like a community space for the Gowanus neighborhood.

These incredible photos show NYC nightlife is anything but dead
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These incredible photos show NYC nightlife is anything but dead

Nostalgists be damned: Our fair city’s edge ain’t dulling anytime soon. 

What it’s like to be a late-night dancer in NYC
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What it’s like to be a late-night dancer in NYC

Burn the midnight oil with four of the hardest-working (and twerking) after-hours dancers in New York

It’s time to make it legal to dance anywhere the f*ck you want in New York
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It’s time to make it legal to dance anywhere the f*ck you want in New York

Are we living in the town from Footloose? NYC’s Cabaret Law sure as hell makes it seem that way. 

Sex parties and clubs keeping NYC’s seedy side alive
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Sex parties and clubs keeping NYC’s seedy side alive

Think Gotham has turned too prude? Think again.

DJ mixes and live sets

Zola Jesus presents her 'After the Fall of New York' mix
Nightlife

Zola Jesus presents her 'After the Fall of New York' mix

Björk's surprise DJ set at Tri Angle Records' RBMA Festival event

Björk's surprise DJ set at Tri Angle Records' RBMA Festival event

Darkside's Dave Harrington makes us film music mix
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Darkside's Dave Harrington makes us film music mix

Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT's 'This is NOT the Massage Place' mix
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Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT's 'This is NOT the Massage Place' mix

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