Below is a list of the top and leading Nightclubs in New York. To help you find the best Nightclubs located near you in New York, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Nightclubs:
The top rated Nightclubs in New York are:
- 1 OAK
- TAO Downtown Nightclub
- Rumpus Room
- The Pyramid Club
1 OAK, born of the namesake catch phrase, “1 of a kind,” has endured continuous waves of competition and outlasted the rise and fall of countless nightlife trends. Located on 17th street in the heart of Chelsea, it remains at the center of New York City nightlife culture. Boasting a rotation of world-renowned DJs and surprise performances, a captivating interior and a stellar standard of service, 1 OAK provides a nightlife sensibility that caters to even the worldliest of partygoers.
Fueled by the success of its Chelsea flagship, The Butter Group opened a Las Vegas outpost of the iconic club within the Mirage Hotel & Casino on New Year’s Eve 2012. Since opening its doors, 1 OAK Las Vegas has ushered in revelers from across the globe, who are seeking all the style and substance of the original, along with the extravagant accents that have grown synonymous with Sin City.
World Class Sound System, Fireplace, State Of The Art Dj Booth, Stadium Seating, 13 Individual Restrooms, In-house Catering By Butter Restaurant
“The best place to go to when your in the mood to have a girls night out. Make sure you come with your best girlies because they might have a list but you know that goes.” -Ashley Moore
TAO Downtown Nightclub
TAO Downtown Nightclub – Designed by Rockwell Group, TAO Downtown offers a distinct sense of arrival and discovery and is the first TAO venue where guests descend into a multi-level space. The subterranean restaurant, located in the heart of Chelsea, is intended to look and feel as if it has been there for decades and only unearthed recently to reveal the artifacts within. Upon arrival, guests immediately encounter a long corridor with a dragon scale patterned screen and Chinese calligraphy murals mounted on weathered brick walls.
Restaurant Longue, Grand Staircase, Main Dining, Sushi Bar, Ink Bar, Skybox
“It’s a really good place to be. The drink are good. It’s pricey but it’s NYC to regular. The crowd is good and the music is great. It’s one of my favorites.” -Emmanuel Ekperuoh
Rumpus Room is where the wild things are. Emerging from the storied dance floor of the iconic Sapphire Lounge, the newly opened Rumpus Room is an intimate nightclub housed in one of the longest running dance halls on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Re-energized by award-winning designer Gulla Jónsdottir, and re-imagined by a team of New York nightlife veterans, Rumpus Room plays host to creatives, rule breakers, and risk takers looking for discreet, unbridled fun. Let the wild rumpus start.
Champagne, Tequila & Mezcal, Vodka, Whiskey, Scotch, Cognac, Rum, Gin, Red, White & Rose Wine, Red Bull
“Celebrated my 30th birthday here, and it was absolutely perfect. Intimate venue with friendly staff and great music all night. It is ideal for private parties and events, and we could not get enough of the ‘Birthday Cake Shots’ from Athena at the bar. Definitely planning on coming back again.” -Amber Renee Smith
The Pyramid Club
The Pyramid Club is located in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City. Opened in 1979, the Pyramid Club NYC helped define the East Village gay and drag scene in the 80’s.
In the early 80’s, the struggling artists, actors, musicians, and drag queens who lived in the East Village created their own, more intimately-scaled scene. The club became a hangout for drag performers like Lypsinka, Lady Bunny, and RuPaul, whose first New York City show was at the Pyramid Club NYC in 1982. On Labor Day 1985, Pyramid performer Lady Bunny hosted the Wigstock Festival in Tompkins Square Park. Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry dropped in the Pyramid to do a feature on the club for MTV, and Madonna appeared at her first AIDS benefit at the club. Both Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first New York City concerts at the Pyramid Club NYC.
Draft Beers, Cocktails, Dance Floor
“I always have the best time when I come here. It’s affordable, you can wear what you want, and the staff is really friendly. Never had a problem here – only good times!” -Deborah McCoy
RetroclubNYC – Retro, what does it mean? Today is tomorrow’s yesterday and retro means anything from the past, so yes, today is tomorrow’s retro! Retroclubnyc brings you the best dance music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s through today – music that transcends time. Their concept was born from a desire and need to bring back the past and now it’s more than just a dream, it’s a reality! Experience it, embrace it, live it, be part of it!
Cocktails, Snacks, Dance Club, Disco, Freestyle Music
“You never know when your last dance at the club will be!! If you had this thought throw it out, the crowd was 21-55 years old. The music was legit 70’s through 90’s with a good variety of all three decades. We got there at midnight having walked from our hotel 3 blocks away. The liquor prices can cause sticker shock however, it seems consistent with the area. Yes , it is up a flight of stairs but it is only tough to navigate up and down with a 5 inch heel. This is a low key club, dress up or down, we dressed up and had a blast!” -Kimberly Edmondson
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