Best Place to Dance the Night Away


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • The throwback decor at RetroClubNYC.


    (Photo courtesy of Jeff Wittels)



Want to sing your heart out, or dance the night away? Great local spots abound.




RetroClubNYC

161 West 23rd St.

212-929-0900

retroclubnyc.com

Groove to Madonna and the Bee Gees at this Chelsea dance club that harkens back to the discotheques of yore. RetroClubNYC, as the name suggests, is heavy on nostalgia. Owner Jeff Wittels opened the club in August, in part because he saw a gap in offerings for more mature adults. The scene attracts an over-30 crowd, and dance parties devoted to 70s, 80s and 90s music are not to be missed. They'll provide the tunes, you bring the big hair and the bell bottoms.




Iguana New York

240 West 54th St.

212-765-5454

iguananyc.com

This modest Mexican restaurant houses two surprisingly hopping dance floors. A DJ spins on the lower level, but it's the Latin dance club on the second floor that makes Iguana a standout. Tables get pushed aside, specialty margaritas and mojitos flow, and it's nothing but salsa, bachata and merengue until the sun comes up — literally. Doors stay open until 4 a.m. on weekends; ladies get in free, and gents pay a modest cover. Want to brush up on your salsa? Free lessons are held every Monday at 7:30 p.m.




The Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar

The Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd St.

212-265-7400

empirehotelnyc.com

The Empire offers what many Manhattan rooftop bars don't: plenty of space to shake your tail feather. The massive indoor-outdoor lounge also boasts a working fireplace, making it an ideal place for a few spins around the dance floor and a winter nightcap after a show at nearby Lincoln Center. Oh, and did we mention the view? Instagram-worthy angles of both Lincoln Center and Central Park add a hint of romance to this elevated spot.




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments



MUST READ NEWS

Image The case of the vanishing Republican
It’s RIP for the moderate Manhattan GOP, a street-level analysis of last week’s election found. Once the party showcased names like Lindsay, Javits and Rockefeller...
Image Sowing the seeds of diversity, above and below ground
The Musical Seeds Project gives New Yorkers a chance share their collective knowledge of the earth though dance, music and storytelling
Image Google to expand West Side domain
Tech company will reportedly move into St. John’s Terminal upon completion of redevelopment project
Image VIDEO: The visceral vignettes of Vietnam
An Upper West Side theater troupe marks Veterans Day by reprising one of America's most unpopular wars — with a renewed appreciation for the men and women who fought it
Image Gifts of the Magi
An uphill drive to bring holiday toys, clothing, teddy bears and Disney characters to the children of the needy families of Manhattan Valley

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Neighborhood Newsletters





MOST READ

City Arts News
Tintoretto in Focus
  • Nov 12, 2018
Local News
What it means to drink in moderation
  • Nov 12, 2018
Local News
Yoga with a twist on the UES
  • Nov 9, 2018

MOST COMMENTED