One of the oldest and most successful EDM clubs in town, Marquee New York 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.
Inspired by its sister venue in Las Vegas, Lavo NYC 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.
PHD Downtown (Manhattan)
One of the crown jewels in Tao Group’s global portfolio, this opulent downtown rooftop lounge is located in the picturesque Dream Hotel at the intersection of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. pHD aspires to be the ultimate urban penthouse adorned with timeless, luxurious decorative flair in the form of Italian Portoro marble, Macassar ebony, nickel finish walls, and amber Venini glass chandeliers. The exquisite panoramic Manhattan skyline view from pHD includes direct lines of sight to the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. The highly coveted VIP seating is granted indoors at custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables or outdoors at cozy seating niches perched on the heated terrace 15 stories above the non-stop bustle of the Big Apple.
Avant Gardner Mirage (Brooklyn)
Avant Gardner is the undisputed epicenter of New York City electronic music entertainment. Opened in 2017, the 80,000 square foot venue complex occupies an entire city block of industrial Bushwick, containing a compound of stages and full-service event spaces. Their diverse calendar celebrates community and culture, offering an endless range of experiences highlighted by the space’s unrivaled audio visual features. The vast complex includes The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, The King’s Hall and The Lost Circus, all serving as individual locales which for big artists and mini-festivals can be combined together to make Avant Gardner the second-largest entertainment venue (to Barclays Center) in the borough of Brooklyn.
Somewhere Nowhere in New York City transports you to a hidden whimsical garden-themed lounge where the art, music, and ambiance make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a dream. Located on the 38th and 39th floor of the Chelsea Renaissance Hotel, Somewhere Nowhere offers a full 360-degree view of the beautiful Manhattan skyline. You can live like there’s no tomorrow in the nightclub or head upstairs to take a dip in the tallest rooftop pool in New York City. As you walk into the venue, you’ll pass through a lush arched entryway before reaching a nightclub filled with stunning pieces of art, neon signs, graffiti, and gnomes that help you transition into this world of magic. Top tier artists and DJs come from around the world to perform, and you can take it all in with something delicious from Somewhere Nowhere’s food menu or a unique cocktail that you won’t find anywhere else.
PHD Midtown (Manhattan)
From the brilliant minds behind the Marquee, Tao, and Lavo nightclubs, PHD Midtown offers a wonderfully intimate indoor and outdoor experience that is absolutely perfect for everything from weekend partying to after-work drinks and private events. Located on the 15th and 16th floors of the Dream Hotel in the heart of NYC, PHD Midtown is full of greenery, plants, and vines that make the place feel vibrant and alive as deep house and chill music fills the air. Try something from the extensive beverage program and specialty seasonal cocktail menu, or if you’re looking for a bite to eat, we recommend the truffle parmesan fries or the flaming mac n cheese to start off your night.
Nebula is the largest nightclub in Manhattan with over 11,000 square feet spread out across multiple levels. This newly opened (and soon to be iconic) nightclub is located right in the heart of Times Square and represents a turning point in New York nightlife’s fight against coronavirus since its post-pandemic opening. Six giant video screens form a massive, venue-spanning ceiling that allows guests to dance under anything from a cosmic night sky to mesmerizing, rhythmic pulsing lights, so you’ll have a blast on the 5,500 square foot main dance floor as a world-renowned DJ fuels the excitement.
Harbor Rooftop Club (Manhattan)
Harbor is one of the newest rooftop lounges in the city, offering breathtaking, floor to ceiling window views of the Hudson river. You can enjoy an oasis of great music, delicious food, exotic cocktails, and more at this true hidden gem of New York nightlife. The glass roof is retractable, allowing you to experience the stars and sky of New York all year round. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, the salon level provides an outdoor terrace with cozy indoor furnishings to create the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle.
Mission Nightclub, previously under the name Circle, draws major inspiration from the nightlife in Korea. Mission has become the go-to spot in New York for Koreans and other Asian and Asian Americans as well as having been visited by celebrities like Usher, Anthony Bourdain, Pharrell Williams, and more. With a newly updated sound and lighting system, Bobby Kwak, one of the founders, believes it will even surpass Circle, and The Ringer calls it the “epicenter of Korean nightlife in New York.”