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).

performance at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue)

+1 212 366 9176

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.

sign comedy cellar

117 MacDougal Street (between Minetta Lane and W 3rd Street)

+1 212 254 3480

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.

music show at Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)

+1 212 353 1600

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.

interior of Knitting Factory

361 Metropolitan Avenue (between N 4th and 5th Street)

+1 347 529 6696

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.

1271 Myrtle Avenue (at Hart Street)

+1 718 443 1271


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