New York is the city that never sleeps and for good reason. They have incredible nightlife venues that really bring the action and are open all night. Before venturing off on your own in this steel jungle, be sure you know what the top spots are.

The most common answers one might hear to the question of the “best nightclub” are the longest-running and most world-renowned NYC clubs that feature the biggest DJ acts or the most expensive, exclusive venues where the rich, famous, and fashion models play. However, the best and hottest nightclub in NYC – in terms of how much fun YOU personally will have – will, of course, depend on your music preference and budget.

NYC is one of the nightlife capitals of the world and has numerous clubs featuring an eclectic array of music styles – electronic, hip-hop, Latin, deep house, dubstep, etc. Also, NYC has a nightlife partying scene for everyone, from forty-something Wall Street hedge-fund managers to wide-eyed college students at Columbia, NYU, and the prestigious fashion schools spread throughout Manhattan. Looking for a more underground scene? Brooklyn also features a number of warehouse-type clubs that feature DJs ranging from progressive to techno to deep house. In a New York minute, let’s check out the Top 10 best nightclubs in New York City:

To keep up with the constantly changing Big Apple party scene as well as find the perfect fit for you, you can use the Discotech app – to search nightclub events by the specific dates you’ll be in town, and then buy tickets, sign up for guestlists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. The app event info refreshes daily, pulling from various NYC entertainment online resources including the official websites of the clubs themselves, so it’s always current, accurate, and in the know. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to NYC nightlife here. Note that most clubs that are open on weekends also have one signature weeknight for which they are known to draw bigger crowds. After perusing the app to get ideas, don’t hesitate to ask a local friend – or reach out to our helpline – for further guidance.

NYC Nightclubs FAQ

What time do NYC Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 10 or 11 PM.

What time do NYC Nightclubs typically close?

Most close at 4 AM.

What is the dress code like at NYC Nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for NYC Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at NYC Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

What clubs in NYC do celebrities go to?

You’ll find celebrities at 1 OAK, Soho House, Le Bain, TAO Downtown, The Skylark, Fleur Room, 40/40, and Please don’t tell.

What part of Manhattan has the best nightlife?

East Village, Lower East Side, Chelsea, and Meatpacking district tend to have the best nightlife options.

What are the best EDM clubs in New York?

The best EDM nightclubs in Manhattan are probably Marquee and Lavo. If you include Brooklyn – Avant Gardner, Elsewhere, Quantum, Schimanski.

What are the best Hip Hop clubs in New York?

The best hip hop clubs in New York are 1 OAK, Up & Down, Avenue, Jane Ballroom, Goldbar, and Tao Downtown.

What are the hottest clubs in New York?

It depends what you’re looking for. The more exclusive venues in New York are Paul’s Cocktail Lounge, Le Bain, The Box, 1 Oak, Fleur Room, Paradise Club.

What are the best boozy brunches in New York?

The best boozy brunches are Bagatelle Brunch, Beauty & Essex Brunch, and Lavo Brunch.