The 5 best Clubs for a night out
1) Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
The improv and sketch comedy groups that perform here are some of the best in the city. Some stars of Saturday Night Live and writers for late-night talk shows like to show up at ASSSSCAT 3000 on Sunday nights. Other noteworthy teams include Death by Roo Roo (Saturdays) and the Stepfathers (Fridays).
2) Comedy Cellar
This well-known comedy club was immortalized by comedian Louis C.K. in the opening credits of his TV show Louie and has hosted most of comedy’s luminaries – who still often drop in impromptu. The Nasty Show on Wednesdays and Thursdays allows comics to spew out some of their more shocking material.
3) Webster Hall
The biggest and most prestigious night-club and performance hall in New York City. Webster Hall has been around since 1886 and has seen everything from masquerade balls in the 20s to Mick Jagger and Metallica. Five different venues inside.
4) Knitting Factory
This nightclub moved from Soho to TriBeCa to Williamsburg bringing its eclectic music and entertainment program. The Main Venue where the performances take place has an open floor, and The Front Bar is where you can bide time before a show, or have a more intimate experience, like comedy on Sunday nights.
5) Bossa Nova Civic Club
Under the elevated train is a club known for their sound system and DJ lineup focused on mostly underground house and techno. People come here to dance (especially on Monday nights), but in front there’s a spot to lounge as well. No cover, dress code, and daily happy hour from 5 to 10 pm.
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