Pull out your dancin' shoes and check out the famous NYC nightlife. Almost all clubs charge a cover, which can range from $5-$15 weeknights and up to $30 on the weekend. Be prepared to pay! If you are under age, bouncers at almost any club in the city will take your fake ID and laugh at you.
Call ahead for info (which changes quickly.)
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13 Bar/Lounge, 35 E. 13th St. (btw. Broadway & University Pl.) (212) 979-6677Three floor lounge/nightclub with live ecclectic Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Soul music every Tuesday and Spoken Word poetry every Monday. Wed - Sun are DJ parties featuring Brit Pop, Retro dance music, Trance and everything in between. Doors open 7:30pm - 10pm depending on the night, and cover ranges from $0 - $10. Check their website for schedules. Ages 21 and over. Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, Q to W. 4th St.
2i's, 248 W. 14th St., btwn 7th & 8th Aves. (212) 807-1775 Two bars on two floors playing Hip Hop, R&B;, Reggae and Old School dance music. Proper attire is expected. $5 - $15 cover. Open 10:30pm - 4am every night. 21 and over. Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th St.; L to 8th Ave.
Aria, 539 W. 21st St., btwn 10th Ave. & 11th Ave. (212) 229-1618This dance club features all kinds of music from Latin to Rock to Hip Hop. $20 cover. 21 or older. Hours: Mon. & Thur.-Sat., 11pm - 4am. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.
Au Bar, 41 E. 58th St, btwn Park Ave. & Madison Ave. (212) 308-9455Supper club with dancing, where a DJ spins all kinds of tunes every day. Open 9pm - 4am. Cover charge on the weekend ($20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday, $10 if you're having dinner). 21 and older. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 59th St.; N, R to 5th Ave.
Bar 169, 169 E. Broadway, @ Essex St. (212) 473-8866This dance club has live and DJ music of all kinds. Regular shows include Latin music every Thursday, and Underground every second Sunday. Hours: Sun., 5pm - 4am; all other days, 4pm - 4am. Subway: F to E. Broadway; J, M, Z to Essex St.
Le Bar Bat, 311 West 57th St., btwn 8th & 9th Aves. (212) 307-7228Multilevel club with live bands every night except Sunday, a dance club with DJs, a restaurant, four bars and an upstairs chillout room with TVs and a jukebox. Cover is $10 during the week, $15 on Thursday, and $20 on the weekend. Ages 21 and older. Club hours: 5:30pm - 4am. Subway: A, C, B, D, 1, 9 to 59th St.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., btw. Bowery & Crystie St. (212) 533-2111 (see events)Outfitted in classy Art Deco style, this three-level former shoe store has a downstairs lounge and a 500-capacity concert hall. A cool mid-sized venue for Electronica, Alternative and Indie-rock. Downstairs opens at 7pm, upstairs opens at 8pm with shows starting at 9:30 or 10pm. Tickets from $12 - $30. Age limit varies (16 - 21) depending on the show. The Box Office at the Mercury Lounge is open from 12 - 7pm, Mon.-Sat. (212-260-4700). Subway: J, M to Bowery, 6 to Spring St.
CBGB, 313 Bowery at Bleecker St. (212) 982-4052 (see events)Since 1976, this club has been serving the best in Punk and Alternative rock. Blondie and the Talking Heads got their starts here. CB's (as it's affectionately called) now hosts many different kinds of music, but it's still true to its punk roots. Shows nightly at 8pm. Cover: $5-$10. Ages 16 and over to get in, 21 to drink (obviously). Subway: B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleeker.
Centro-Fly, 45 W. 21st St., btwn 5th Ave. & 6th Ave. (212) 627-7770Nightclub/restaurant with DJs, a dance floor, party rooms, and swank grub. Ages 21 and over. $20 cover. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10pm - 5:30am. Subway: F, N, R to 23rd St.
Chaos, 225 E. Houston St., @ Essex St. (212) 475-3200This dance club has a different party each night, with music ranging from Caribbean to House. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 10pm - 4:30am. Ages 21 and over. $20 cover. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.
Cheeta Club, 12 W. 21st St., btwn 5th and 6th Aves. (212) 206-7770Decent star watching and decadent atmosphere make this a great club for dancing or lounging around. Cover: varies, $10 - $20. Hours: Mon-Sat, 10pm-4am. Subway: F, N, R to 23rd St.
China Club, 268 W. 47th Street, btwn Broadway and 8th. (212) 398-3800Rock and Roll place where Jagger and Bowie are spotted often (both live part time on the Upper West Side). Good people watching, but go elsewhere for dancing. Cover: $20. Hours: 10pm-4am daily. Subway: N, R to 47th St.; 1, 9, C, E to 49th St.
Club New York, 252 W. 43rd St., btwn Broadway & 8th Ave. (212) 997-9510Thursday is ladies night with Hip Hop, R&B;, Reggae and House music. On Fri. & Sat. they host "Pop Music en Espanol" for you Latin (music) Lovers. $10 cover for ladies Fri./Sat., gents pay $15 - $20 every day. Hours: Thur.-Sat., 10pm - 4am. Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St.-Port Authority; N, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 9, 7 to 42nd St-Times Sq.
Club 215, 215 W. 28th St., btwn 7th & 8th Aves. (212) 643-1199Hours: Fri. & Sat., 10pm - 4am. $10 cover, more if there is a show. Ages 21 and over. Subway: 1, 9 to 28th St.; A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 34th St.
Copacabana, 617 W. 57th Street, btwn 11th and 12th Aves. (212) 582-2672Several levels, one of New York's oldest nightclubs with the best in live Latin music. Cover: $5-35. Open Tue. & Fri., 6pm - 5am and Sat., 10pm - 6am. Ages 21 and over. Subway: A, C, B, D, 1, 9 to 59th St.
Crazy Nanny's, 21 7th Avenue South, @ Leroy Street (212) 366-6312Billing themselves as "A Place for Gay Women - Biological or Otherwise," this club has two floors, two bars, DJs, a jukebox, a pool table (tournaments every Monday), and more. Open every day 4pm - 4am with Happy Hour until 7pm. Dance parties Thur - Sat ($8 cover for women, $10 for guys) and kareoke on Sunday. 21 and over. Subway: 1, 9 to Houston; A, C, E, B, D, F, Q to West 4th St.
Cream, 246 Columbus Ave at 71st Street. (212) 712-1666Two dance floors and four theme rooms let you lounge or dance the night away. $20 cover. Hours: Fri. & Sat., 10pm - 4am. Subway: B, C, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 72nd St.
Culture Club, 179 Varick St., btwn King & Charlton Sts. (212) 243-1999Dance your heart out to 80's music. Thursday: 6pm - 5am, $15 cover for men after 9pm. Fri. & Sat.: 9pm - 5am, $20 cover. Age 21 or over. Subway: 1, 9, to Houston