New York City, the birthplace of hip-hop music and the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, has been Ground Zero of the rap/hip-hop musical genre for four decades and counting. Grandmaster Flash and SugarHill Gang in the 70s. Run-DMC and The Beastie Boys in the 80s. LL Cool J, Jay-Z , Notorious B.I.G., and Nas in the 90s & aughts. A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B in the twentyteens. With the turn of the Roaring 20’s Part Deux seeing electronic dance music tapering off slightly and hip-hop demonstrating a resurgence, it is no surprise that New York will continue to enjoy another decade as the shining lighthouse beacon for the freshest and hottest hip-hop nightclubs on the planet.
Without further adieu, here is our updated list of today’s top hip-hop venues – both the upscale and the ratchet ones – in the city that never sleeps.
1. Tao Downtown
Tucked away within the grandeur of the downtown location of Tao Group’s eponymous restaurant is a hidden nightlife gem and “in the know” oasis (not so surprisingly) called… Tao Downtown. Separated from the restaurant, the 2500 square foot drinks-only nightlife space has steadily kept a low-key profile while attracting wealthy Manhattanites and celebrities for late night/wee-hour cocktails, music, and dancing. A lot of newbs don’t even know there is nightclub there, as it is tucked away in the corner of the huge Tao complex away from the larger dining area. The opulently decorated club room is located one staircase down, and the ambiance is so intimate and dark that the place almost feels like a speakeasy. For those in the know, Tao Downtown remains one of the Meatpacking hotspots these days – especially on Tuesday nights when the fashion models come out to play – and it is a grand undertaking to gain entry on weekends. It is important to note that dining at the restaurant does not guarantee entry into the club; only a VIP table reservation or a personal invitation from Tao Group’s management team will suffice.
2. Avenue NYC
Tao Group has done it again. A trendy crowd, stunning tapestries and paintings, and of course luxurious no-expenses-spared VIP bottle service makes Avenue one of the most desirable nightclub/lounges in all of New York City.
Meet Avenue, its velvet rope, its guest list, and its polite but firm bouncers: it should feel like you’ve earned something when you make it past these burly gatekeepers. And give Avenue some credit: although it may not come off as inviting, it does make the door rigmarole worth it. The self-described gastro-lounge is festooned with wood paneling, aristocratic portraits, tarnished mirrors and other trappings. Guests sashay on the enormous dance floor downstairs while a DJ spins pop and Girl Talk-inspired remixes up top. There’s a surprising menu of eclectic comfort food—everything from waffle fries to Kung Pao Chicken Satay to Pretzel Dogs. It’s oddly homey for a place like this, but don’t let the menu fool you: although reservations aren’t required, signing up for bottle service makes it a lot easier to get in, you can book bottle service at Avenue NYC here.
3. Up & Down NYC
Every floor of Up & Down is an adventure, night by night and room by room. The upstairs maintains a high energy club atmosphere, while the downstairs takes on the role of a chill lounge that has the ability to go from chill to wild in 0-60, creating a back alley club feel. Balance is key when programming the club so that both floors are both vibrant.
“The music upstairs provides the atmosphere of a modern day nightclub, a mixed format of current hits and surprise performances while the downstairs is more of a musical scavenger hunt, covering all spectrums, from classics’ to music that is just a bit ahead of the curve.” Make the night special and easily book VIP bottle service reservations at Up & Down.
4. The Blond
A lot of clubs in the Meatpacking District and downtown are full of college kids and tourists who want to get plastered. The Blond started as one of those cool, super-chill spots for locals and has blossomed into a hotspot for well-heeled regulars and celebrity sightings. It’s got a good-looking fashionista crowd and everyone dresses the part, and hip-hop is always on the record. The venue boasts modern décor with burnished mirrors, velvet couches and bronze sculptures of people wearing masks in homage to the iconic “Eyes Wide Shut” movie. Atop the long bar are mushroom-shaped lamps made of copper, and coasters are printed with portraits of famous blond celebs like Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman and Candice Swanepoel.
After 11:30pm, the lines to get into The Blond typically spill around the corner, overseen by a couple of intimidating but professional bouncers. Though there’s no official dress code, it’s typical NYC: guys will get turned away for wearing shorts and t-shirts, while pretty girls in skimpy dresses and tight ripped jeans can magically move to the front of the line. The crowd there is a common NYC sight well: younger well-dressed model types trying to make it in the concrete jungle against older well-dressed gentlemen throwing around money and on the hunt like they’ve already figured out the law of that same jungle. While other exclusive ultra lounge in NYC can feel super stuffy, packed, and claustrophobic, the Blond is refreshingly spacious and airy, and decorated in comfort-inducing exquisite tones and textures.
5. Jane Ballroom
The Jane Ballroom, with its grand and eclectic décor, has hosted countless events and film shoots. The Ballroom is versatile and can accommodate smaller events on the Mezzanine level or larger functions in the entire space. Fridays and Saturdays are lively and the line can be long, but Thursday nights here are one of the best nightlife scenes in Lower Manhattan. The stunning Hudson River views from the Roof are unparalleled, and the interior Roof Bar is ideal for a more intimate gathering or to take a break from the heat on the dance floor. VIP bottle service requests for Jane Ballroom can be submitted here.
6. 1 OAK NYC
After passing through a coat-check anteroom where lines of cursive are engraved in the wall, patrons find themselves in an expansive room with a ceiling of raw oak slats and a zigzagging black-and-white floor that sets an El Morocco tone. It’s official, you’ve made it to 1 Oak. The room is divided by a central black lacquered bar doling out $20 mixed drinks, and, in one corner, a VIP-type area with a roaring fireplace and giant artwork by Roy Nachum (designer of Southern Hospitality and Saucy) of a sexy nude flanked by buffalo. Beyond that area is a cruise-y outdoor smoking lounge partially enclosed by mirrored walls. Ostrich-leather banquettes line under lit brick walls covered by metallic gold curtains, offsetting a bizarre centerpiece—another large artwork of a young blindfolded boy with two horses. In the front of the room there’s a D.J. podium outfitted with what looks and sounds like a very pricey sound system and in the back, risers for those happy to sit without silver Dom Pérignon buckets in front of them. Be sure to make a VIP table reservation and book bottle service at 1 Oak NYC here.
Not actually a hotel, Ravi Patel’s LES spot is named after a French World War II safe house. Hotel Chantelle is retro in design as unmarked doors transport you into Patel’s version of 1940’s Paris. The room exudes warmth as dark mahogany wood panels blend with the black leather pin tucked banquettes under the glow of flickering exposed bulbs, candles, and a gold floral pattern that bounces off dark wallpaper. Cozy up in the banquettes or sit at the bar, where friendly bartenders are happy to explain the cocktail list, which features modern twists on old-school classics. They’ll lead you towards three concoctions: The Pineapple Express (jalapeño-infused tequila, pineapple, and pomegranate), Libertine (gin, cucumber, lime juice), and the Kir Yvette (sparkling rosé, lemon juice). Mix up your night with the attached rooftop restaurant or underground dance club. Be sure to book your VIP table and bottle service reservations at Hotel Chantelle here.
For over a decade, Goldbar has been a top nightlife destination in New York City. Famous for it’s golden skulls, 12’ vaulted gold leaf ceilings and crystal chandeliers, Goldbar embodies sophistication. The standout team behind Goldbar is dedicated to offering an exceptional and genuine nightlife experience. The décor, fit for royalty, sets the mood for lavish indulgence. With an impressive cocktail menu, created by renowned mixologist Tim Cooper, Goldbar is devoted to innovative drinks, with only the freshest ingredients and top-notch spirits. You can book bottle service at Goldbar here.
9. The DL
The DL is one of the friendliest, least pretentious, and high-energy nightclubs not just in the Lower East Side, but across all of New York City. This bass-rattling multi-level venue is fully equipped with an outdoor rooftop wood deck patio with retractable roof where the main dance floor congregates around a DJ spinning popular open format tunes.
Down below, the second level of the DL is a darker, grimier no-frills hip-hop sweatbox that has become the calling card for LES nightspots over the years; the entrance level first floor is an inviting bar/lounge with modern tunes playing in the background. Views of the New York City skyline, strong drinks, great music, and a younger crowd full of college students – mostly from NYU, Hunter, Baruch, & the Manhattan fashion schools – early twentysomething Tri-State area professionals looking to blow off steam, and visiting tourists gone wild make the DL a must-visit option for weekend fun. Be sure to book this hot spot in advance, you can submit a bottle service request for The DL here.
10. Sky Room
Occupying the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Times Square by Marriott and the Four Points Times Square by Sheraton, the bi-level ultra lounge transports guests to a high energy oasis atop 40th Street. Sky Room offers five distinct spaces: the North Terrace with its retractable roof, the South Terrace with its private cabanas, the Times Square Lounge, the Cube Balcony, and the Candlelight Lounge.
The North Terrace on the 34th floor provides a comfortable environment all year round with a fully retractable glass roof cover and panoramic glass walls, offering stunning views of the Times Square area. One standout highlight of the venue is the South Terrace on the top level, which features plush furniture and soothing ambient lighting amidst a lush landscape, set up to offer a luxurious space where guests can truly enjoy being in the heart of Manhattan, with views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. Enjoy sweeping city views and book bottle service at Sky Room here.
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Seoul is one of the most populated cities in the world (even ahead of New York City), and is known for its strong emphasis on nightlife. Friday nights in South Korea are often referred to as 불금 (pronounced bool-geum), meaning fiery Friday, where everyone comes out to the streets to drink and dance the night away to destress after a long day of work until the sun rises. The nightlife in Korea is unrivaled and the club is the perfect place to end your night out.
So if you find yourself in Seoul, which clubs should you hit up to enjoy your “fiery Friday”? Here’s a small list of some of the best, most well-known hip hop clubs in Seoul.
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Club Octagon (Gangnam)
Located in Gangnam, Octagon is one of the most popular clubs in Seoul and a club list of Seoul would not be complete without including this prominent nightclub. It was ranked as the 5th best club in the world by DJ Mag in 2017 and was the highest ranking club in Asia. It consists of two “zones”–EDM and hiphop–that are separated by floors. The larger first floor is for EDM and the smaller second floor is for hip hop enthusiasts. Although this is convenient, the downside is that the cover charge is on the pricier side of around $26 and can get extremely crowded especially on weekends. However, the experience and the great atmosphere is definitely worth the price.
Club NB2 (Hongdae)
Enjoy Hongdae’s busy nightlife at one of the most popular clubs in the area, NB2 (short for Noise Basement). Owned and operated by YG, one of the largest entertainment companies in Korea, NB2 is open every day until 6 am. Blasting hip hop music until the early hours of the morning, this is the perfect place to have a good time and party all night long until the sun rises.
The winner of “Best Club in Seoul” for the 10 Magazine Best in Seoul 2018 Competition, Cakeshop is a hotspot for famous international artists to stop by when they’re in town. A lot of well-known artists such as Nosaj Thing, Etienne de Crecy, and Shlomo have played sets here and Cakeshop features a variety of music so make sure to check the performers for the night. It is very popular with the younger crowd and has live sets every weekend featuring top national and international talent. Cakeshop also has quite a different vibe from most of the other clubs around Seoul, boasting a relatively smaller venue with low ceilings.
Club Made (Itaewon)
Club Made is Itaewon’s premier club for EDM and hip hop lovers. Much like Octagon, the interior of the club is also divided into two zones–EDM and hip hop. This lets club-goers enjoy the best of both worlds depending on musical preference. This club is also open until 6AM.
A local favorite, Madholic has a very youthful vibe and is one of the best known clubs in the Hongdae party district. The club boasts a lot of fun in a tight space and it is known for its quality hip hop and R&B music. With an impressive lineup of DJs every weekend the venue can get extremely crowded, so beware.
One of the most well-known “clubs” in Hongdae, Sinkhole is a bar/club that attracts lots of young hip hop enthusiasts. There is no entrance fee thus it can get extremely crowded and it is a relatively small venue. It is known for playing some of the trendiest and hottest Korean and international hip hop songs that everyone can dance the night away to.
Intro is a relatively new up and coming hip hop club located in Gangnam. It gets very crowded on the weekends as well but the club is very well spaced out and offer a better clubbing environment than many others. Unlike the many other clubs in Seoul, Intro is geared towards those who want to go for a great music experience. They bring in famous hip hop artists to perform weekly and there are no barriers or stages between the artists and club goers, allowing them to interact with one another and feel like you are partying with the artists.
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Today we’re checking out one of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas! Welcome to XS! This venue, besides its jaw dropping architecture and design, is one of the most celebrated and populated venues on the strip. Resident DJs include Alesso, Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Snake, Drake, Galantis, the Chainsmokers and many more. So what has made XS one of the best club on the Las Vegas strip? Today we answer that question. Without further waiting, lets get to it!
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Entering its 5th year of action, XS is still the undeniable King of Clubs. Considered by many to be one of the “most luxuriously designed nightclubs on earth,” XS continues to win five star rankings and adoration from club-goers who enjoy the 40,000 square feet of sprawling dance floor, outdoor patio, and pool area.
The design was inspired by the curves of a human body and it owns a 10 foot rotating chandelier and rich gold, black and brown color scheme. A Vegas trip is not complete without a night at XS.
Many reviewers rave about the pool side bottle service and the extravagant night performances hosted by some of the biggest DJs and artists in the world. A fair warning, XS is not your local bar. In fact, it’s safe to say drinks will be far more expensive then your $5 margarita or $7 IPA.
With that being said, bottle service at XS might be the more reliable option, rather than just showing up and begging a security guard to let you in. Luckily for you, the Discotech app can allievate all confusion and stress. How?
Discotech’s app provides users the ability to reserve tables and sign up for Guest List at their finger tips. No more sleezy promoters or empty promises. Discotech has got you covered. Click upcoming events at XS to book your table or spot in the Guest List now!
All in all, XS is a fantastic club. It can be hard to compare venues, but if XS was a player in the NBA or NFL, they would no doubt be in the running for MVP. That’s how valuable and excellent this club is. Surrounded by top tier competition and yet they continue to exceed our expecations and set themselves apart.
Today, we’re heading off to Denver. The lovely city which we recently covered has once again grabbed our attention with their friendly people and gorgeous scenery. In our last Denver article, we covered some of the top places to go see EDM and venues frequented by your favorite DJs. Today, however, will focus on the places that focus more on Hip Hop and provide a great atmosphere to listen to your favorite artists. Without further waiting, here we go!
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Milk is a true underground club in the lower portion of the historical Jonas Bros. Furs building. Multiple rooms create one of the best nightlife atmospheres in Denver, from the checkered Milk Bar styled after the cult classic milk bar in Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange to the cozy Jazz Room with it’s posh seating and private allure to the Green Room, Red Room, and Arcade Room, so make sure to completely explore the whole facility to get the full Milk experience. Milk is 21+ always! Click upcoming events at Milk to reserve a table or sign up for Guest List!
What many have called “the Future of Denver’s nightlife,” Temple Denver is a must stop for those looking to rage. This hotspot has been attracting big names and fun crowds long enough to establish itself as one of the premier go-to spots in Denver.
Of course Temple is for the people, but Temple prides itself on being a venue created for artists. Local and internationally reknowned names rarely find a location that can compliment their style the way Temple does. If your not a big artist, fear not because Temple offers bottle service for those who want to feel like a rockstar for a couple hours.
This venue is great for any event, Hip Hop or EDM, but make sure to see upcoming events at Temple to see who’s performing.
Dorchester Social is one of the new Hip Hop hotspots in Denver at the moment. As a patron exclaims “The place is PACKED, and the music is good and the drinks are priced great.”
Dorchester Soail also has an upstairs portion that is indoor/outdoor. The club is 4:20 friendly, so you can smoke weed in the upstairs portion if you like. But be warned, it will get hella hazy up there, so steer clear if you can’t handle it. Also, the club is in reasonable walking distance to most of the downtown hotels and restaurants so just walk it out and save the money you had stashed for an Uber. Dorchester Social is a highly reviewed bar that tends to play Hip Hop more then anything else.
The Church is an old church that was bought and converted into an iconic Denver nightclub. Completed in 1889, this former place of worship is now home to dance worshippers and gets pumping Friday through Sunday. This place is one of our favorites. I mean, how many venues let you tell the story where you can reserve bottle service and table in a church? Not many we know of.
The high-beamed Gothic architecture & stained glass windows are accompanied by new state of the art lighting design and the top-rated Void Acoustics Incubus Sound system. This is one of Denver’s top tier dance club experience that draws the best from international DJs and cutting edge talent weekly. Make sure to see upcoming events at the Church to see who’s next!
Today, we’re heading off to Washington DC. Home of acclaimed national monuments, museums, performing-arts venues and now political drama. In America, no place perhaps needs more of an outlet for relaxation then here. Partying and good times are need more than ever for those wrapped up in the political stress that weighs down on the U.S. capital. So today we’re going to check out the hottest Hip Hop clubs in Washington DC to help those looking to relieve some stress or enjoy a fun night out. FYI, this list is alphabetical and not in a ranking order.
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Abigail recently completed a $1.5 million renovation to take advantage of their 5,000 square feet club. It re-opened for an official unveiling in late October and since then, weekend parties have already attracted Redskins and Wizards players who happily drop serious cash on bottle service.
The massive overhaul, done by a local designer who is now with luxury conglomerate LVMH, included adding a new bar and DJ booth, updating bathrooms with shimmering graphic wallpaper, elegant bottle service tables, wild electronic artwork across the club and a trippy, immersive light wall near the entrance. This is a hot spot in Washington DC. If you see neon letters spelling, “Abby if you’re dirty,” frame the DJ booth, you know you’ve arrived. But before arriving, make sure to check out who’s performing by clicking upcoming events so not to miss your favorite DJ/Hip Hop artist.
Welcome to Heist. When descending into the most pimped out nightlife prison you will ever see, you quickly notice a bar area ahead/to the right with a VIP alcove around the corner. Bow tie-laden bartenders serve a variety of beverages from the typical favorites to Heist DC mixology specials like The Bearcat (rum, fresh blackberries, lemon juice) and Robert the Bruce (12 year-old Scotch, yellow chartreuse, green tea). The golden, bullet hole-filled bar and crystal ceiling design are eye-catching and spectacular. Moving through the venue to the DJ area, you’ll find the booth to the right, next to the bar. The club is truly striking so check upcoming events at Heist and reserve your table!
But that’s not all. On the other side of the DJ booth is another slightly raised VIP alcove. Another VIP corner exists across from the booth. An intimate dance floor ties it all together. Long-time DC resident and Heist co-owner Charles “DJ Dirty Hands” Koch made sure to have a DJ booth he could be proud of. It features a 24-karat gold buffalo skull and is an invitation-only VIP booth in and of itself. To appreciate the intricacies of Heist’s interior design one must examine them up close and personal. They really did spare no expense. From the mirrored ceiling/floor designs in the bar area to the custom wall panels and barred, in-wall art. The place looks fantastic and feels very warm and inclusive.
The Living Room
Are you ready for a Washington hospitality upgrade? Get ready to change everything you think you know about the District’s nightlife industry. Step into The Living Room, a new club and event space in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood that offers an upscale experience (without taking itself too seriously). So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in style and comfort. But trust us: this isn’t your mother’s living room.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of The Living Room is that the small compact club is able to create an atmosphere that makes the venue seem much bigger. They do this with loud music, high quality bottle service, some of the craziest lazers we’ve seen, and blasts of theatrical smoke and fog. The venue is fun and does an excellent job of pulling you into the wild experience they have ready for you. Check out upcoming events to catch your favorite Hip Hop performer!
Opera Ultra Lounge
The vision for Opera is simple: To create a cutting-edge multi-faceted entertainment venue utilizing the latest in technology and providing an above industry standard in service, design, and experience. In other words, taking the lounge/nightclub concept in Washington, DC to a new level of excellence and sophistication. Opera Ultra Lounge shatters the mold of DC nightclubs by offering a full entertainment schedule, including both club-driven DJ bookings and live entertainment from Jazz bands to acoustic performances. And all in the heart of downtown DC.
Opera provides guests with an unrivaled experience, incorporating the latest in custom-fabricated design elements, bottle service, and furniture in a unique venue that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Additionally, advances in Customer Relations Management technology, currently only featured in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Miami, capture all aspects of an Opera guest’s experience and ensures that future visits are tailored precisely to his/her individual tastes and expectations. Topped off with the latest in sound and lighting technology and the result is an environment that stimulates and defies the senses. Make sure to click upcoming events to see your favorite artists at Opera!
The Park at 14th
All at once, novel in concept and character, The Park at 14th perfectly fits the mold for your next gathering when you are seeking something “a little different.” From the inviting warmth of the wood-paneled walls and subtle glow of hand-blown chandeliers to the incomparable cuisine, fantastic bottle service and proficient staff that are ready to indulge your every whim, The Park at 14th aims to define a new standard in Washington, DC social diversion.
The venue is compact but warm, open yet inviting. The Park is the largest downtown lounge and nightlife destination. Tables are availible for reservation which includes bottle service from one of the largest and well put together menus we’ve seen. An award winning culinary excellence serving dinner on Thursday and Friday nights. You are not going to want to miss upcoming events at The Park at 14th.
At the Rosebar in DC, anythings possible. They have taken the liberty to create an exciting atmosphere, where the best drinks and an inspired decor create a feeling of unlimited possibility. Here, you’re night is what you make of it, where you’re free to live out the stories you’ll be telling the next week, meet a group of new people or even make that special connection.
Rosebar offers a sophisticated combination of fine dining with a sleek lounge atmosphere, equiped with lovely, glowing tables and bottle service. A staple for locals during happy hour and popular spot for after dark dancing and lounging, Rose Bar serves up both some of the city’s best sushi and nightlife vibes.
Rosebar isn’t a colossal venue but has plenty to offer. Entry is best recommended earlier in the night and after working up a sweat upstairs dancing, be sure to also check out the chill outdoor patio in back. Before all this can be done, its smart to see who’s performing at Rosebar before heading over, so make sure to see Rosebar’s upcoming events.
Upon stepping inside the underground venue Soundcheck at 1420 K St. NW, it’s apparent there is little room for noise complaints. During Wednesday’s opening night, Soundcheck’s managing partner Antonis Karagounis explained the inspiration behind the venue is to mimic the acoustics of a recording studio in a nightclub setting. That called for installing 4,000 square feet of cork-hardwood floors and 4-inch-thick soundproof foam in the walls and ceiling.
The owner of Soundcheck is also the owner of Echostage which in 2012, was bringing in A-list artists like Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Lorde to D.C. About $1 million went into Soundcheck. One big-ticket item was the sound system, which Karagounis says cost $200,000 alone. The 4,400-square-foot venue, which fits 300 comfortably, along with tables reserved for bottle service, is a nod to the clubs of the ’80s and ’90s, Karagounis said. To see upcoming Hip Hop artists and events, check the upcoming events found on the Discotech app. Come see what the mind of Antonis Karagounis has now created.
Ultrabar quite fittingly ends our list. The venue features 6 bars, 5 levels, and 4 different DJ lineups where each floor of the club will feature its own unique twist for the night. 5 levels and 6 bars. You definitely do not see those kind of options from your local bar. Ultrabar attracts large, fun crowds, and has enough room to emcompass the largest of groups.
Ultrabar is the go-to venue for any nightlife enthusiast fusing the appeal of an ultra exclusive lounge and a high-energy nightclub in the Nation’s Capital. Ultrabar’s interior is unique in chic design, lavish décor and classic architecture that boast a modern look and feel while remaining both warm and inviting. To see who’s performing at Ultrabar this weekend, check upcoming events.
Ultrabar boasts five distinctive floors each with its own event options, state of the art lighting and sound systems, projection screens for large-scale video productions. The space is also home to twelve HD televisions, six full service bars, four DJ booths, and twenty-six exclusive tables in total that come with bottle service.
Although more dancehalls then clubs, these venues deserve special mention, as they’ve brought in the best of the best, and continue to do so. The shows are unforgettable, and we believe it’s only fair to throw them in here.
The Anthem is huge but still feels intimate. It somehow looks and feels like the 9:30 Club, which owner Hurwitz also co-owns, while giving off its own vibe. Thursday night, the sightlines on the two balcony levels — even the standing areas behind the boxes of premium-priced “Super Excellent Seats” — are remarkable for a venue of this size, and the floor is usually packed shoulder to shoulder.
The sound in this venue is excellent. Many say and believe The Anthem is going to change live music in D.C. for the better. We hope so. To catch your favorite artist doing his or her thing at this giant venue, make sure to see if they’re performing by clicking upcoming events.
Echostage is DC’s newest and largest nightlife concert venue. Between a sprawling, 30,000 plus sq. ft. layout, top-tier sound design, and advanced LED visual displays, it’s no surprise that the versatile space – which opened in September, 2012 – has already attracted industry heavyweights such as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and Tiesto.
Though the bulk of Echostage events originate from owners Antonis Karagounis and Pete Kalamoutsos’ preexisting entertainment repertoire – which includes Club Glow and Panorama Productions – the site was renovated to accommodate live bands, emcees and a myriad of other large-scale productions. Since its inception, high production values have been paramount at Echostage.
From the cutting-edge, German-imported D&B Audiotechnik V series sound system (the first of its kind on the east coast) to interior design that ensures unobstructed sight lines from any seat in the house, the sensory experience of an Echostage event distinguishes the space from other DC entertainment players. Concert-goers can grab a close-up glimpse of the stage from the photo pit, or take a breather at two 60-foot bars that line each side of the dance floor. Visitors looking to enjoy the show from up high can cozy up to seven of their closest friends in one of the 30 bottle service Mezzanines. At the back of the room, an expert production team orchestrates each show from a raised front-of-house booth.
“The permanent stage, the LED wall, the outstanding sound – these are what attract A-list acts,” says Kalamoutsos. “We built Echostage as a concert venue for high-caliber artists. And as a result, those artists are always impressed with the site and the quality of our production here.” Though the venue’s technical and spatial attributes easily accommodate the kind of crowds that accompany a superstar lineup, Karagounis and Kalamoutsos have established Echostage as a breeding ground for innovative local performers, too – and an integral contributor to DC’s evolving cultural fabric. You absolutely do not want to miss a big show here, so click upcoming events to see your favorite artists at Echostage!
Toronto – home of one of the worlds greatest rappers – Drake. Naturally, hip hop rules the music scene – the selection of hip hop nightclubs in Toronto is top notch. You will find packed crowds of partiers nightly, getting down on the dance floor and having a great time. Regardless of the hip hop club you’re at, one thing is for certain – you can expect to hear a lot of Drake. To make the most of the hip hop scene in “the 6”, it is important to know the hot spots and the DJ’s that are playing. Use the free Discotech mobile app or discotech website to see who’s playing, book table service, and buy tickets to all of the clubs below.
Everleigh is widely considered one of the top hip hop nightclubs in Toronto. This club is housed in a unique industrial space outfitted with stunning lighting and artwork. The large space accommodates large crowds nightly and boasts one of Toronto’s best party atmospheres. This club plays a particularly large amount of Drake music! You can track the events, order bottle service, or sign up for the guestlist at Everleigh on the Discotech app. You can sign up for guestlist at Everleigh – discounted admission!
EFS Social Club
EFS Social Club is another top hip hop club in Toronto. With a high-end 5000 square foot space, rooftop patio, and prime location in King West’s bustling fashion district, EFS is one of a kind. EFS has huge hip hop parties regularly and also draws some of today’s biggest hip hop names such as ASAP Ferg to play on occasion. You can track events and order bottle service at EFS through the Discotech App.
Cake Bar provides a more intimate hip hop option in the Toronto nightlife scene. This is a local favorite spot. The venue has two levels with a main dance floor downstairs and a more private, VIP section upstairs. The DJ is always spinning hip hop and party anthems here. Cake Bar is great for a group of friends lookup for a night out but not interested in the chaotic atmosphere of Toronto’s bigger clubs. Drinks here are pretty cheap as well! You can track events and order bottle service at Cake Bar using the Discotech app.
While Rebel isn’t purely a hip hop club, it does feature a mix of top 40 and hip hop and is too important in the Toronto nightlife scene not to include in this list. Rebel is a 45,000 square foot mega club on the Toronto waterfront. Rebel draws huge crowds and top artists to play, creating a concert-level atmosphere on any regular club night. Rebel is a must-see if you are looking to party in Toronto. You can track events, order bottle service, and buy tickets at Rebel using the Discotech app.
Luxy is Toronto’s most pure hip hop club. You will almost never hear a non hip hop song here and some of the music is not as mainstream as most clubs. Luxy is located a little outside of Toronto in Concord, but draws large crowds nightly and turns into a rowdy dance club when the night hits. You can track events, order bottle service, and buy tickets at Luxy using the Discotech app.
If you want to keep updated on upcoming events in Toronto, be sure to download the Discotech app, which provides you with an easy way to find all upcoming events in Toronto. This guide to nightlife in Toronto is also a good starting point if you’re not sure what direction you want to take. If you’d like to learn more about our services or need assistance with anything, whether you’re new to the area or a local, feel free to hit our help line – 415-735-6716.
For the most part, luxury night clubs play a mix of top 40, hip hop music and EDM (electronic dance music). Hip hop clubs in Boston tend to draw a crowd of young people who get into the music much more than your typical club with house beats. If you’re looking for a night of getting down on the dance floor and having a great time, definitely check out Boston’s hip hop scene. To make the most of the Boston hip hop scene, it is important to know the hot spots and the DJ’s that are playing. Use the Discotech app or website to see who’s playing, book table service, and buy tickets to all of the clubs below.
Boston has hip hop clubs all over the city with the best ones being in the downtown and Boston Commons area.
Icon is widely recognized as Boston’s top hip hop club . With a packed house every night, wild crowds, and regular performances from top talent with names such as Marshmello, Shaggy, Jeremiah and more on a regular basis, Icon provides a unique atmosphere. You also are likely to spot celebrities here. Check out upcoming events and book/buy bottle service, guestlist, and tickets for Icon on the Discotech app.
The Discotech app will also let you track events at Venu, another popular hip hop club in the area that celebrities and high-profile DJs frequent, if that’s the vibe you’re into for the night. Venu is one of the most exclusive clubs in Boston and is a popular place for celebrities and hip hop to host afterparties. Venu is a relatively small club but the crowd is one you won’t find anywhere else in Boston.
If you are looking for a newer Boston nightclub with a young, less mainstream crowd, you should check out Candibar. Equipped with a high-tech lighting system and DJ Booth, Candibar has a big space for dancing. Drawing a combination of local and globally-renowned DJ’s, Candibar features a variety of music with hip hop being the most common. Fancy Fridays are the most popular parties here. You can use the Discotech app to book bottle service and track upcoming events at Candibar.
Cure provides more of a high-end feel to the Boston hip hop scene. Originally designed to be the ladies lounge and orchestra area to a theater, Cure has a unique interior space for a hip hop club. The club may have a sophisticated interior, but the crowds still get wild. There is a live DJ almost every night that Cure is open. Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular hip hop nights at Cure. To track upcoming events at cure or to book bottle service, you can use the Discotech app.
Tunnel is the Boston W Hotel’s trendy underground nightspot featuring DJ beats, bottle service & pulsing LED lights. With a luxury interior, this is a place with great tables to bring a group and enjoy hip hop music from a live DJ.
If you want to keep updated on upcoming events in Boston, be sure to download the Discotech app, which provides you with an easy way to find all events in your area. This guide to nightlife in Boston is also a good starting point if you’re not sure what direction you want to take. If you’d like to learn more about our services or need assistance with anything, whether you’re new to the area or a local, feel free to hit our help line.
There is something to be said about the Bay Area’s hip hop presence. Sure- it isn’t the ATL or Chicago. San Francisco might not have “hip hop soul” but it does know a thing or two about pleasing everyone. And in the words of Tupac- “California, knows how to party.” Hip-hop has a definite presence in SF. Here is a list of the hottest clubs in the city for the people who would take some solid lyrics and a beat over a synthesizer. So if you’re more of a twerker than a first bumper, read on to find out the best hip-hop nightclubs in San Francisco.
Mission statement: “I DO IT FOR THE RATCHETS”. Imported straight from Ktown LA, this new Mission hotspot is bumping Thursdays – Saturday nights. No cover at Arena SF – but the line can definitely get long. Bottle service is recommended – and prices are quite reasonable. Bottle service tends to sell out here so we recommend reserving a couple days in advance!
Between Latino Fridays and Freestyle Saturdays, you are all set at The Grand. A large Vegas-inspired nightclub, The Grand takes the cake for the big and bold when it comes to hip-hop clubs in the city. It isn’t too far from AT&T Park and close enough to Uber quickly to one of the other SoMa hip-hop hotspots. Sign up for free guestlist or book tables at the Grand using the Discotech app!
Holy Cow is a total retro Los Angeles feel club. Polished oaky wooden tables and thin industrial-feel rails perfect for holding on to while you drop it low characterize this Folsom street club’s renovation. Just a heads up- Holy Cow is said to be overpriced, but sometimes you can’t expect to put a price tag on a wild night out. Guestlist and table service available on the app.
If being surrounded by families and tourists on the Alcatraz tour just won’t cut it (we don’t blame you), head over to The ROC. This Alcatraz-themed bar and club brings the naughty to Fisherman’s Wharf. Expect a line out of the door on their most popular event, The ROC Fridays, drawing in tourists and locals alike who want to enjoy hip-hop music blaring from their state-of-the-art sound system. Browse upcoming events on the Discotech app!
You may not have known, but the owners of The Grand have brought another gift to San Francisco’s hip-hop scene, and it’s name is Origin. If you love the aesthetic of a stylish lounge and you don’t want to go all the way to SoMa for a nightlife experience, this Western Addition/ Fillmore venue is spot on. The decor is trendy, much like the boutique hotels of SF, which could be why they often refer to Origin as a “boutique nightclub.” They host fun talent and bump hip-hop, top 40 and EDM. RSVP to get on the guest list or book bottle service at Origin SF using the Discotech app!
As the newest and the most anticipated nightclub in San Francisco, LUV has delivered a breakthrough experience to the San Francisco nightlife scene. Whether you are a dance junkie, an avid party goer, or an occasional clubber; they have everything you could want or need to fall in LUV with their venue! Those with more exclusive tastes are able to take in the sounds of the DJ from one of our VIP tables in 3 different sections – either in the elevated section overlooking the dance floor, across from the DJ, or in front of the massive 15 foot LED screen. Enjoy a VIP experience like nowhere else in the Bay Area. Browse upcoming events on the Discotech app!
Vanity is the premier San Francisco nightlife destination with all of the elegance and class you could think of. Vanity offers deluxe amenities including VIP Bottle Service with VIP packages and varying themes to satisfy every indulgence. With 12,000 square feet of space, sensuous ladies on staff and all the VIP amenities you could dream of. RSVP for our guest list or reserve your table for upcoming events here!
The most common answers one might hear to the question of the “best hip-hop nightclub in Chicago” are the upscale venues that shell out the most money to bring in the biggest hip-hop performers – Studio Paris, Shay, and Cuvee (as of the date of this post, at least). However, the best and hottest nightclub in the Windy City – in terms of how much fun YOU personally will have – will of course depend on your music preference and budget.
In General, River North is the best area in the city for nightlife at the moment, and the three aforementioned venues have steady clientele and will be packed on any given weekend regardless of who’s performing. Sound Bar is also the longest running club in Chicago and still attracts the younger local college crowds, and although SB plays predominantly electronic music they do have a hip-hop room that gets crowded later in the evening after 1am.
However, the most happening clubs in Chicago change seasonally, sometimes monthly, and even a second-tier club can become hot for a night if the right hip-hop act is in town. You can use the Discotech app to search nightclub events by the specific dates you’ll be in town and buy tickets, sign up for guest lists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. Our app gets updated weekly, sometimes daily, with the latest events and performers as soon as they are announced by the Chicago nightclubs. If you’re not quite sure where to start, check out our nightlife guide to Chicago. Don’t hesitate to ask a local for advice based on your budget or music preference, or you can reach out to us on our help line for this same guidance.
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