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Top 10 Tips for the Perfect Night in New York City

By clubZone

People from all over the world come to this amazing city for the nightlife. Here are the top tips to keep you ahead of the game and make sure your night in NYC is the best it can be.

  • Make Sure Your Stuff is Easily Accessible

    By clubZone

    No bouncer has time to wait while you take five minutes to fish your ID out of your wallet. Keeping your phone, cash and cards safe but easily accessible will be a lifesaver for a night out in NYC. 

  • Don't Be Afraid to Walk

    By clubZone

    Cabs and Subway can be expensive if you're club hopping all weekend. If it isn't ridiculously far, try walking instead. New York can actually be really beautiful at night!

  • Sorry, Boys!

    By clubZone

    The golden rule of going out in NYC is to make sure your group is mostly ladies. It isn't fair but bouncers always let girl groups in first. 

  • Always Take Yellow Cabs

    By clubZone

    One thing all New Yorkers know but most tourists don't: never get in an unmarked cab. Instead, take the classic NYC Yellow Cabs which are state licensed. Also, Yellow Cabs all take credit cards. 

  • Get There Early

    By clubZone

    In NYC, the early bird always gets the worm. If you have your heart set on a club and you don't feel like waiting in line for hours, show up before 11pm. It will be worth it. 

  • Have Backups

    By clubZone

    NYC is all about space capacity. If you don't get into your first choice club, or if the line's too long, don't feel bad. Always think of 2 or 3 spots you'd love to spend your night, just in case!

  • Know Your Subway Stop

    By clubZone

    One of the best parts about partying in NYC is that you don't need a DD. The subway is always open, but it can be confusing at night. Make sure you know where you're going if you're from out of town!

  • Prepare to Spend

    By clubZone

    Everything in NYC is more expensive. This means cover charges and drinks, too. If you're gearing up for a big weekend in the city, expect to pay more than you normally would. $13 for a drink is cheap.

  • Check the Dress Code

    By clubZone

    Before you leave the house, make sure to do your research and see if the club has a dress code. Even if it isn't a written rule, bouncers are way more likely to let you in if you look the part.

  • Think Small Groups

    By clubZone

    The #1 mistake people make going out in NYC is to take all their friends to the club at once. Try splitting into groups of 5 or fewer and you'll have a way better chance of getting in!

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Check out our listing of the hottest clubs in New York, read reviews, view upcoming events and more.

Webster Hall

125 E 11th St., New York New York NY United States


Possibly the best club in the world and definitely in New York City, Webster Hall is a 40,000 square foot venue located in the heart of East Village. Set on 4 floors and featuring 5 different spaces of entertainment, Webster Hall has something to offer for everyone looking for a great time at the club, a mind-blowing live performance, or a [more]


32-72 Steinway Street, 6th Floor, New York New York NY United States


With breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, Sunset is the first top floor, glass-enclosed Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, located in the heart of New York City’s vibrant and historic Astoria neighborhood, of Queens. Located on the top floor of one of Astoria’s famed office buildings, [more]


289 10th Ave, New York New York NY United States

646 473 0202

Since its re-opening in January 2013, Marquee has developed the reputation as a global nightlife destination, featuring the most famous DJs and live music to play at the dance club. The warehouse like space features vaulted ceilings with an industrial design. Quirky accents include chandeliers made of microphones, while classic features include a [more]


44 W 63rd st, New York New York NY United States


The neon red "Empire Hotel" sign marks the spot at this party place, ideal for summer nights or warm days. The rooftop encompasses 8,000 square feet of space, perfect for drinks and enjoying the sweeping views of the Hudson, Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle. On one side of the bar, you'll find lounge chairs, cabanas and a smoking area, where you [more]


618 W 46th St, New York New York NY United States


Pacha (originally from Ibiza, Spain) has developed an international reputation as one of the best nightclubs in many of the world's best party cities, including New York City. Amazing DJs and special events are frequent here, offering party goers the ultimate opportunity to dance and get lost in the music. Though it is most famous for being a [more]

Highline Ballroom

431 W 16th St, New York New York NY United States


This new live music venue fills a much maligned void in Manhattan’s live music scene. The HighLine Ballroom is a 700-person capacity a new performance space inspired by the High Line Park and located in West Chelsea. The HighLine Ballroom features a minimal industrial décor, providing open sightlines of the stage from every area within the [more]


18 Little W 12th St, New York New York NY United States


Located in the trendy Meatpacking District of Manhattan, Cielo is a high technology nightclub and event space renown for bringing some of the best electronic music to the city. A mature crowd flocks to the club seeking a sophisticated night out without the scene or exclusivity of a mega nightclub. At Cielo, you won't see a velvet rope, strict [more]


251 W.30th St, New York New York NY United States


In its location nearby Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, this nightclub offers party goers three floors of mayhem. The club encompasses a dance floor, lounge, and live music space spread over 11,000 square that includes feet five different rooms. Brought to you by the creators of the renown Webster Hall, Rebel is sure to please. Each [more]

49 Grove

49 Grove Street, New York New York NY United States


49 Grove prides itself on appealing to a sophisticated crowd by blending intimacy, comfort and class into a top notch nightlife experience in New York City. The amenities at the club are truly one of a kind, including excellent food and drinks with a pristine bar, limousine service on demand with drivers who act as concierges, available private [more]

SOBS Sounds of Brazil

204 Varick Street, New York New York NY United States


Larry Gold opened this club with the intention of bringing the Afro-Latino dance and music culture to New York City, as part of the diaspora. Today, the restaurant and nightclub is known as being the ultimate club for music from around the world, especially Brazil. SOBS delivers with Sounds of Brazil. Since its opening, SOBs has gained a [more]