Nightlife can take many forms, but for New Yorkers and visitors looking to let off a little steam, nothing quite does the job like a night of dancing. While the city’s mega dance clubs used to be synonymous with Manhattan, recent years have given rise to a new kind of club that’s happy to call Brooklyn home.
Williamsburg clubs like Output, with their lack of velvet ropes and seriously dirty sound systems draw crowds more interested in Carl Cox and Royksopp than Kanye West and Skrillex.
Or what about outlier Mehanata, a Lower East Side gem that's often unfairly overlooked even though it has the energy, soul and funk to lift you right off their basement stripper pole and on to the wild and rowdy dance floor?
But before we get too far off the beaten path, rest assured that those of you looking for the ultimate VIP experience won't be disappointed with what you'll find below. The new kids on the block may be stealing some thunder, but Manhattan’s club scene still reigns supreme at places like Provocateur, where you can just as easily groove the night away as spend the evening gawking at celebrity royalty. Not that you’d want to do that anyway, right? No, you came to dance.