bars and clubsSo you want to know where to go in New York City? We've assembled a list of the hottest spots to chill, drink, and dance. These style-driven sanctuaries will turn any ordinary evening into an exotic adventure.

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643 Boadway@Bleecker
New York City

You probably would walk by this funky lounge without ever noticing it during the daytime. Submerged below street level, at night the velvet rope comes out and the packed crowd on the sidewalk always lets you know that something is going on down below. Lots of different styles of music ranging from deep house to hip hop to blistering techno make up the soundtrack with guest DJs always in attendance. The intimate, music-driven, modern “speakeasy” features an array of high-class top-shelf cocktails along with a cabaret license for booze-fueled debauchery into the wee-hours.

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18 Little W. 12th
New York City

Home to house music in New York City, resident DJs Nicolas Matar and Willie Graff spin top-shelf house beats with a Latin twist. Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge of Blaze do a long-running Wednesday night party that is one of the best “hump day” parties in the city. Monday nights, Francois K takes charge of the decks with his infamous Deep Space party. Although the club has a velvet rope and a tough door staff, once inside, the place is filled with music heads and little pretentiousness. Scores of eye-candy courtesy of Brazilian and Argentinean models who tend to always be in attendance.

Posh Ultra
Posh Ultra Lounge
45 Seventh St.
409 W. 14th St.
419 W. 13th St.
Club Shelter
Club Shelter
20 W. 39th St.

530 W. 27th
New York City

The owners of the original space in Miami decided New York would be the next best destination to open their relaxing restaurant/lounge/bar filled with oversized king-size beds. But what makes this superior to its Miami counterpart is the wonderful penthouse view of Westside Manhattan including the Empire State building. While the hustle and bustle of Manhattan takes place outside, patrons relax, suck down cocktails and French/American fusion dinner in an upscale environment with funky, chunky, chilled beats.