The Delancey is that rare breed—a shockingly nice rock club without the velvet-rope hassle of spots like Eleven and Plaid. And this three-level playground provides a variety of spaces for disparate Lower East Side elements to mix it up. During summer months, the rooftop is the main draw. Unlike lots of bars that hype their tar roofs as “al fresco,” this rooftop actually has it going on in a palm-fronded, South Beach sort of way, with benches and fountains. The main floor, meanwhile, has a cool grotto vibe and a décor that’s equal parts exposed brick and sleek wooden slats. Here, a DJ holds court on most nights, playing a mix of rock and disco, while a competent bartender hands $6 bottles of Stella Artois to downtowners with overwrought hairstyles. And then there’s the basement performance space: Reminiscent of the old Coney Island High, it’s populated by punk-rock revivalists in all-black clothing. But unlike that decrepit club, this music venue is actually nice, equipped with a cool sound system and even cooler AC.
- Great happy hour option
- $10 shots all night
- No cover charges
- 3 rooms for mingling and dancing
- Strict on dress code – see below
Where is The DL located?
The DL is located on the Lower East Side on 95 Delancy Street between Ludlow St and Orchard St.
How much is cover charge at The DL?
There is generally no cover charge. They may charge cover on busier nights.
How long will I have to wait at The DL?
Average wait times vary from 15 min to 45+ minutes.
When is The DL open?
The DL is open from 5:30 PM – 11 PM on Wed, Thurs, and Sun; 5:30 PM – 4 AM on Friday + Saturday for the club nights.
What are the best nights to go to The DL?
Fridays and Saturdays are the best nights, especially for clubbing. Wed, Thurs, and Sunday are more chill lounge nights.
What is the dress code at The DL?
(Strictly enforced after 7pm)
Nothing can be athletic or baggy
NO ripped, torn, frayed or distressed jeans
NO cargo pants, camouflage
NO hoodies, graphic tees or Jersey’s
NO construction boots of any kind
NO hats, caps or snap-backs
NO backpacks or book bags
NO Flip Flops or thong type footwear
Entry is always at the discretion of our door team.
How much do drinks cost at The DL?
Drinks are around $12, and they also have $10 shots all night on certain nights.
Who are the resident DJs?
The DL has different local talent playing each night.
What kind of music do they play at The DL?
Rooftop – Open format on Friday and Saturday nights. Varies in genre, between Top 40, Pop, House and R&B… a little of everything! It may vary during the weekday due to party.
Red Room – Friday and Saturday nights. Genre varies week to week.
What is the closest subway to The DL?
F/M and J/Z to Delancey/Essex Street