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Dance Clubs: Marquee fell out of party people's good graces for a few years but has bounced back with a vengeance after a complete overhaul in 2012. With outposts in Sydney and Vegas, Marquee NYC is essentially one huge room and a balconied VIP area that pulls international electronic DJs on a weekly basis. After paying the cover, you'll join forces with a mix of sweaty New Yorkers and curious out-of-towners. Marquee also does production better than anyone else, and their dedication to all things 'nightlife' is astounding. Break away from the dance floor to take in the dancers, the costumes and the clientele.

Late Night / After Hours: "Exclusive" barely hints at what this chic ultra-lounge is all about. Sleek yet classy, refined yet sexy, Marquee's evocative layout is truly a piece of art unto itself: vaulted ceilings, a "wishbone" staircase that leads to the VIP area upstairs, pendant fixtures, a grand "disco" chandelier, and a dance floor flanked by comfortable banquettes. Gaining admittance can be quite a feat on certain nights, so be sure to dress your best and bring along a few pretty faces. TRAIN: C, E to 23rd St

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Local Expert Andrea Wien Says:

Dance Clubs: "Buy a ticket in advance to avoid an hours-long wait behind the ropes."

Best for Dance Clubs Because: Marquee's 2012 renovation re-cemented its standing as one of the most revered clubs in the city.

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