Best Nightclubs in New York City

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 – Marquee, Lavo, Le Bain – or the most expensive, exclusive venues where the rich, famous, and fashion models play – Avenue, 1OAK, Up & Down, or Catch (as of the date of this post, at least). 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.

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 guest lists, 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, e.g. Avenue on Mondays, Up & Down on Tuesdays, or Marquee on Wednesdays. After perusing the app to get ideas, don’t hesitate to ask a local friend – or reach out to our help line – for further guidance.