Best Places to Dance in New York City

December 10, 2018 0 0

You can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Because your friends don’t dance and….. OK, you get it. Sometimes a night out at the best dance clubs in New York City (NYC) calls for more than a few cocktails and an Uber home in the company of random strangers. Often, it also calls for good music, great vibes, and a dance floor where you can shake a leg while no one’s watching. Here, you’ll find several of the best dance spots in NYC to check out, including different atmospheres and locations so you and your crew can find a place that’s just a wild or tame as you’re feeling on any given night.

Name Location Description
Good Room 98 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Simply stated name, amazing place to dance. It’s the perfect fusion of a bar and a club where you can catch live music. In addition to touring acts, they have a rotation of resident DJs serving up all kinds of vibes.
Black Flamingo 168 Borinquen Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11211
A go-to spot to take your out-of-town hipster friends. Black Flamingo is a plant-based establishment with vegan menu items and delicious cocktails. Catch the music and dancing Thursday through Sunday.
Bossa Nova Civic Club 1271 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221
EDM reigns supreme as this divey Bushwick joint. Let the fog-covered dance floor entice you to let loose with a few cocktails and your best (or worst) dance moves.
House of Yes 2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
House of Yes is all about theatrics and costumes. You’ll find aerialists, magicians, and performers of all kinds here. Colorfully raucous, House of Yes will provide you with an undeniably memorable night.
The Jane Ballroom 113 Jane St
New York, NY 10014
Step into The Jane and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a vintage train cabin, as its Old World style is lush and romantic. When you need to take a break, lounge on the plush, decades-old furniture and picture yourself in a different time.
Home Sweet Home 131 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002
Home Sweet Home has the grungy feel of a dive bar, but the welcoming sounds of 50s and 60s hits. Here, you can embrace a little bit of nostalgia with music that’s outside of the Top 40 rotation and decor that may remind you of your eccentric family member’s basement.
Friends and Lovers 641 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Friends and Lovers is a low-key subterranean space that’s tucked into Atlantic Ave. They play a mix of tracks and often have theme nights from different decades. If you want a drink, bring cash.
Union Pool 484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
New York offers just about everything – including a pool supply store turned bar. Here you’ll find a venue, a bar, and a taco truck to meet all your late-night needs.
Baby’s All Right 146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
This Williamsburg hotspot features a rotation of theme nights and perky beats that keep people on the dance floor. Oh, and brunch is their specialty – make sure to stop by Sunday around lunchtime.
Output 74 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Output fits into typical club stereotypes, but in a good way. It’s a sleek spot on Wythe Avenue that encourages you to turn off your phone and enjoy the space and the company you’re with.



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Ciara Corcoran

Assistant Editor Ciara is a DC native and East Coast roamer with degrees in both English Professional Writing and Drama & Theatre Studies from Elon University. She's written for a variety of publications including Highway 64, Travel Writing at Elon, and Odyssey. More of her work can be found at

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