For every classy museum and five-star dinner you have in NYC, you can also have a wild night out on the town. Whether you’re partying in a nightclub with friends or a date, going out in New York is an experience like no other. The next time you’re going out to “go out,” consider these NYC nightlife spots.
The Park, 118 10th Ave
The Park isn’t an actual park, but the size of the space and its outdoorsy patio will almost convince you otherwise. Located in West Chelsea, The Park has a glassed-in garden with trees and string lights as well as a rooftop patio that provides a stunning view of the High Line. The number of rooms in The Park means that you can dance, grab a drink, and chat with friends in different locations throughout the building. And if you’re visiting in winter and it starts to get chilly, you can warm up by one of the many fireplaces throughout the complex.
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave
Originally housed in East Williamsburg, House of Yes has since moved to Bushwick and hosts every kind of event you can imagine. From Zombie Vampire Beach Parties to circus acrobatics – the 5,000-square-foot space invites anyone and everyone to visit. Some events are free while others are ticketed, but we guarantee visiting House of Yes is worth taking the subway deep into Brooklyn. And another perk? If you want to visit during the day instead – they offer brunch.
The Bell House, 149 7th St
The front room might look like a typical NYC bar, but once you head past the empanada stand and into the back room you’ll find an amazing space perfect for the dance parties that The Bell House is known for. Ranging from holiday-themed parties to decade-focused dances, The Bell House is a cool place to go if you want a night full of dancing (and drinking) in a cool, rustic space.
1 OAK, 453 W 17th St
If you love celeb-spotting while you’re in NYC, this Chelsea club is the place to go. 1 OAK can be tough to get into (it’s known for its strict dress code and long lines) but once you’re in, it’s an excellent place to dance, meet people, and listen to awesome music. 1 OAK also offers its space to be used for various events, so if you’re attending a high-profile charity event (or something else altogether) there’s a possibility you’ll end up at 1 OAK without going clubbing.
Provocateur, 18 9th Ave
This super-exclusive club is one of the reasons the Meatpacking District is known across the world as a neighborhood for nightlife. Provocateur is invite-only with no guarantees for a table once you’ve made it inside. It’s a small and intimate space, but it’s also full of special effects like laser light displays and “snow flurries” to make the experience feel otherworldly. The club is only open four days a week for five hours at a time, so this club is for the night owls.
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