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Output Brooklyn Closing at the End of 2018

Output, a beacon for house and techno that helped turn a once sleepy stretch of Williamsburg, Brooklyn into an international nightlife destination, will close at the end of the year, the club’s owners announced today.

“A confluence of factors contributed to the club’s misfortune,” founders Nicolas Matar, Bo Pittman, and Shawn Schwartz announced on Facebook, without going into specifics. “Rapidly shifting social trends, unfavorable market conditions and weakening financial outlooks coincided with the simultaneous emergence of multiple existential challenges unique to the club’s circumstances.”

While acknowledging that the closing, which will occur after one last New Year’s Eve party, “may seem shocking to many,” the owners said they’ve “seen the writing on the wall for some time,” and rejected the option of “taking great risks on uncertain outcomes just to keep the club open in some diminished capacity.”

When the club opened in 2013, it flew in the face of snobby lounges that focused on bottle service, and harkened back to the big-box clubbing days of Limelight and the Palladium, complete with a tooth-rattling Funktion-One sound system. As New York put it in its Best of New York issue that year, “The point here is to dance, not just see and be seen.” Later, Grub Street declared it the absolute best club in New York.

Even as fancy hotels and their rooftop bars sprouted up around it, Output continued to draw an array of local legends like Danny Tenaglia (spinning Dec. 25) and Francois K (Dec. 26) as well as international stars like John Digweed, who will close out the venue on New Year’s Eve. In the summer, its rooftop bar drew lines down the block.

Output’s single-story building at 74 Wythe Avenue sold for $7.4 millionin 2014. At the time, the building’s seller said the club would “continue normal operations as per a long-term lease that is in place.”

Output Promo Code

We do not currently have a promo code for Output. You can buy presale tickets to events at Output here.

Buying presale tickets at Output ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

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Best EDM (Electronic Dance) Clubs in NYC

New York! The city that never sleeps is known for its energy and bustling nightlife. Whether it’s a late night out to grab a few drinks or dancing til the sun rises, New York has a plethora of available options. Check out the top nightclubs in New York that play electronic music:

Marquee

One of the oldest and most successful EDM clubs in town, Marquee is truly a indomitable stalwart of the nightlife scene in New York. The top grossing clubs in the city have all perished within 2 years over the past decade, but Marquee founders Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg have seem to found the perfect formula for Marquee to stay afloat. Along the way, they even managed to open Marquee Las Vegas and snatched the top grossing spot in the nation in its first year of operation. Strauss and Tepperberg believes in using world class talent to draw traffic and sales, so big names such as GTA, Chuckie and Audien graces Marquee’s stage regularly, making sure you and your friends will be treated with some great EDM music. Marquee tends to get really packed on weekends, especially with top talent, so we recommend booking tables to guarantee entry.

Lavo

Inspired by its sister venue in Las Vegas, Lavo is an upscale venue that aims to cater the VIP and bottle service crowd. With a restaurant on top of a nightclub setting, Lavo offers the best of both worlds so you don’t have to look far for a place to relax and have a good time after dinner. The talent here is oftentimes just as good if not better than Marquee, and you can expect to hear top EDM bangers playing all night long. The club does get busy on weekends so either arrive early, buy presale tickets or get bottle service to secure your entry.

Space Ibiza

For over 24 years, Space Ibiza has represented the pinnacle of the nightlife community. Setting the standard for the ideal club experience, the Space brand is synonymous with quality. Expanding to their first North American outpost, Space will be combining the White Isle with the Concrete Jungle. A project long in the making, Space Ibiza NY will finally bring together the most revered club in Ibiza with the greatest city in the world. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, Space Ibiza NY will feature a Funktion One by Anthem SSL sound system, top tier musical talent, and the infamous Space Ibiza dancers. Get your tickets or table for Space Ibiza!

Cielo

When founder Nicholas Matar brought Cielo to life with an aim to recreate the Ibiza experience in the meatpacking district, Cielo was destined for success. A perfectly square main room encompassing a sunken dance floor, Cielo creates the perfect setting an atmosphere for partons to get lit and dance the night away. DJs who spin here come from all over the world, especially Europe, making sure quality is top notch every night. The tight door policy means the crowd is always going to be stylish and fun. And so they say, if you can slip past the velvet rope outside, you should feel important. Tickets and bottle service for Cielo available here.

Output

Located next to the Wythe Hotel, Output is Williamsburg’s go-to EDM place. Rocking a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system along with the best up and coming, underground DJs, this venue promises a night to remember. Once you make your way onto their large dance floor, the bass will hit every inch of you and the only question you’ll be asking is why didn’t you come to this place sooner. A second floor and a rooftop patio ensures you can take a break whenever you feel like getting a breath of fresh air. Also, there is a “no phone no camera” policy on the dance floor so focus on the music and good vibes instead of your Facebook. Tickets and bottle service available here!

10 Best US Venues for Every Dance Music Junkie

Whether you call it EDM or still categorize the different styles of dance music e.g deep house, tech house etc., dance music has taken over the nightlife scene and venues have recognized this by booking some of the hottest talent. Here’s our list for this year’s best venues for you dance music junkies.

#10 SmartBar – Chicago

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If you like your house deep, melodic and played ‘til the early morning, put Smart Bar at the top of your to-party-at list. Since 1982, the Chicago institution has been bringing the groove, earning a reputation as one of the best clubs in the world for house music. After all, it’s situated in the heart of the city that started it all. Residents have include: Justin Long, Derrick Carter and The Black Madonna are regular fixtures behind the decks, as was the legendary Frankie Knuckles until his death in 2014.

#9 Avalon – Los Angeles

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Avalon Hollywood has long featured on countless lists ranking the top dance clubs in the world. Since its christening in 2003, the hotspot has been booking an enviable roster of top artists from all corners of dance music – but each weekend is a near-guaranteed sell-out, no matter who’s on the bill. The club’s recent makeover includes a “totally transformed entrance and lobby,” an extended balcony, new VIP booths, multi-level lounges and the addition of 150 LED panels throughout the club. Whether you seek Skrillex’s bass barrage, Axwell’s big room euphoria or the genre-hopping underground sounds of James Zabiela, Avalon’s got you covered.

#8 Stereo – Montreal (honorary US venue)

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Up in Montreal, Canada you’ll find Stereo, the legendary after-hours venue and treasure trove for marathon sets. In the past few years, DJs such as Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Danny Tenaglia, Nicole Moudaber and DJ Koze have graced the Stereo stage; this week, German duo Ame are among the guests.

#7 Audio – San Francisco

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The world of Audio Discotech revolves around sound, and it is a danceclub that was created by sound fanatics. The layout of the nightclub, placement of the speakers, design of the 7 layered dance floor, and the Funktion One sound system were carefully crafted to create a revolutionary auditory experience. Combining retro décor with cutting edge music, Audio never sports a dress code and is an intimate venue to hear world class DJ’s without the pretension.

With great sound comes great dancing, and Audio was designed with a centrally located, spring loaded dance floor that keeps the faithful on their feet. The 1600 LED wall is custom programmed to visualize the music, and the thousands of square feet of tufted panels, drapes and acoustic paneling on the ceiling, absorb sound reverberation to create crystal clear mids and high, and punchy base. The result is a night club where the center of the dance floor sounds like a recording studio… just much louder. The innovative custom lighting incorporates thousands of LEDs, every single one of which can change into any color. 3D video projection, dancers, and disco balls round out the experience. Audio is a mecca for amazing DJ talent, focusing on underground house, techno and nu-disco.

#6 Exchange – Los Angeles

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Housed inside the former Los Angeles Stock Exchange building, Exchange LA serves as a clear indication of Downtown LA’s nightlife resurgence. With a multi level venue that fits over 1500, Exchange is Downtown LA’s go-to spot for electronic dance music.

The décor is a mix of restored Art Deco styles and distinctly modern touches, from the massive bronze doors out front to the intricately painted forty-foot ceilings and the eye-popping LED screen composed of more than one million bulbs. There’s a sofa-lined hallway and adjoining lounge at street level, but most of the trendy guests head straight up to the Trading Floor – so named because that’s what it used to be – where they let loose to trance, house, or whatever other dance-friendly beats the DJ’s spinning that night. Frequenters include Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Chus & Ceballos, Carl Cox and more.

#5 Treehouse – Miami

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Treehouse is regularly visited by some of the leading names in underground house and techno. The club brings a downtown vibe to South Beach, with a stripped-back, wood-pannelled aesthetic that resembles, yes, a real treehouse. While this is one of the busiest spots during Miami Music Week, it’s buzzing all year ‘round, thanks to visitors like the Droog crew, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, DJ W!LD and Ben UFO. Treehouse was also voted the ‘Best Small Music Venue’ by Miami New Times a few years back, so you know the locals are behind it.

#4 Output – New York

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As they claim: “Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone. Output welcomes individuals who value the communal experience of music over cameras and bottle service.”

With room for about 450 people in its darkened main room, Output is built for dancing. They bring in the right DJs for the job, too, via a staunch booking policy that favours the deep, dark and hypnotic. With underground heroes like Erol Alkan, Luca Bacchetti, Ame, Skepta and Tim Sweeney booked in the coming weeks, Output knows how to get the best out of its soundsystem. Throughout the summer months, you can also party on the club’s rooftop, as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline. Just be sure to keep the camera phone in your pocket.

#3 Light – Las Vegas

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Opening in 2013 with the involvement of Cirque du Soleil and ‘creators of multimedia environments’ Moment Factory, its look and feel is unlike any of its competitors on The Strip. As well as the promise of circus theatrics and high-tech visual walls behind the DJ booth, LIGHT has boasted a varied roll-call of residents, including Krewella, Sebastian Ingrosso, Baauer and A-Trak, and perhaps the jewel in the crown, Carl Cox. In the words of Cox himself, “Oh yes, oh yes…”

#2 Echostage – Washington D.C.

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Over a sprawling 30,000-plus square feet, Echostage has the world class sound and visual capabilities of a superclub with the down and dirty vibe of a warehouse. Or as Tommy put it, “You get the atmosphere of a ‘90s rave but the sound is fucking killer.” Want to hear that sound in action? Last year, Swedish mastermind Eric Prydz shared his NYE set from Echostage, belting out three hours of dancefloor-moving tunes. Listen to it here, then make a beeline to DC to experience Echostage in action for yourself.

#1 Sound – Los Angeles

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Sound nightclub is THE bastion of deep house / underground electronic music in LA. It’s a small, intimate venue with a sick Funkton One sound system that will rock your socks. As suggested in the name, the venue boasts an impeccable sound system and a killer A/V system so the visual elements are as stimulating as the audio portion. This is a great new place to go in Hollywood that actually books talents who play good deep house and more minimal/artful electro rather than your typical top 40 hits and popular house music bangers.

On occasion Sound will host some well known DJs (Kaskade, Afrojack, Markus Schulz, etc) but more often than not you’ll get the likes of Guy Gerber, Seth Troxler, EDX, Digweed, Carl Cox, Solomun etc.

To find out what’s going on at a club near you, download the Discotech nightlife app and dance the night away.