Nightlife is one of the dopest offerings the Big Apple provides (Broadway shows aside!). Whether it’s a spot on the strip of South Street, The Meatpacking District, or just a young person’s bar, NYC has plenty of places to party. When it comes to clubbing, the choices are endless and any give night spot serves up a well blended mix of sonic/lighting/genre cocktails. Venues run the gamut from the small eccentric underground spot with great sound to a 4,000 capacity mega club resembling a small stadium. The velvet rope lifestyle is one of the main things NYC is known for, but where are the best spots?

We already brought you Part 1: Dance Dungeons, now we're rolling out the red carpet with Part 2: Über Clubs. Unlike our first list, these venues are the mega clubs that where people flock from bridges and tunnels every weekend to get a taste of what Big Apple has to offer. They embellish the true velvet rope lifestyle and are the closest to what many would consider NYC Must-See's.
One night out to one of these party havens and you'll see how dope NYC nightlife truly is.

Highline Ballroom
Located on West 16th Street, The Highline Ballroom is one of the most diverse venues in NYC. Whether it be underground, mainstream or just a rock performance, this ballroom isn't for Cinderalla. Featuring a festive yet dark atmosphere, HB packs a lot of sound and boasts space to dance (a rarity in NYC). With two floors of fun for ravers to get nutty, this venue always promises a good time... not to mention, cocktail waitress service is available in cushy lounge sections.

One of the many top tier bottle clubs NYC has to offer, LAVO NY has played host to a laundry list of EDM's elite. Boasting regular appearances from the likes of Tiësto and Erick Morillo, this Madison Ave. outpost (the original is in Las Vegas) is one of the Big Apple's toughest doors. A part of the mega club family that includes Marquee and Tao, LAVO NY was designed to be nothing short of spectacular. Break out your Patek Philippe and Black Amex.

District 36
The clothing factory turned dance Mecca, District 36 is a party warehouse. Home to one of the best sound systems on the east coast thanks to Gary Stewart, D36 has hosted every big name underground DJ. Recently, names like Luciano, Dubfire and The Martinez Brothers have graced District's booth, and you better believe not one of these appearances began before 2am. Unlike most underground oriented clubs, D36 has an amazing VIP area throughout, while also offering two floors of hysteria. Did we mention the eye-boggling light shows?

This beat bungalow is truly one of the best clubs NYC has to offer. Home to the infamous Thursday soirée thrown by Dance.Here.Now, this music haunt has had every DJ under the sun, from Steve Angello to Seth Troxler to Laidback Luke step to its decks. Packing a Funktion One sound system and cozy yet elegant interior, Cielo is a longtime hotbed for club heads. Hosting events almost every night of the week, Little West 12th is never a bad place to party. Bonus: Drunk ladies in heels are hilarious on the cobblestone streets on The Meatpacking District.

The cherry cathedral on 46th is the closest thing to a Peter Gaitain-era creation. The epitome of what a mega club is, Pacha hosts every big event with all the DJs worth hearing. Home to NYC legends like Danny Tenaglia and Roger Sanchez, the cherry capital always promises for a long night of incredible music. With a floor plan consisting of four levels and a max capacity of over 3000, Pacha is the "it" club of NYC. Owner Eddie Dean has already taken his masterpiece past the usual five year death line and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Now incorporating festivals and other clubs in which Pacha 'powers' them, the cherry invasion is here.

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no estoy seguro si las peleas de gallo son maltrato, pero la violencia de género en contra de la mujer y la cantidad absurda de mujeres que son asesinadas al mes SÍ LO ES. ¿Cuando vamos a darle prioridad a lo que realmente importa??! Siempre queremos culpar a todos menos al que tiene la culpa. ES HORA DE TOMAR ACCIÓN YA! Sé que habrán muchas opiniones, pero yo solo les digo que por algo se empieza, y cada cual hace su parte como cree que pueda. NO QUEREMOS NI UNA MUERTE MAS! Respeta la mujer, respeta al hombre, respeta al prójimo, respeta la vida! MENOS VIOLENCIA, MAS PERREO! (Y SI ELLA LO QUIERE, SI NO DÉJALA QUE PERREE SOLA Y NO LA JODAS)🖤 [LINK EN MI BIO]

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