Although we’ve always had a thriving underground scene, the press are eager to herald a new golden era of NYC nightlife, based primarily on a few high-profile Williamsburg club openings (which have in turn spawned the sudden discovery of a world beyond Manhattan for the B&T set). For further evidence, we recommend reading this recent article over this inaccuracy-filled one.
The more venues, the merrier, in our opinion, though the venue landscape is definitely changing rapidly. We hope to share a more comprehensive look at this in a future piece, but wanted to give you a couple of quick news tidbits you may have missed recently:
- Queen of the legendary (and much missed) subMercer, Gabby Mejia is bringing the music and vibes to a brand-new Meatpacking spot, Bar Naná. Although the venue’s weekly music programming may include a more eclectic range than house and disco, the lineup for tonight’s unofficial “welcome back” party offers a promising look at what may be to come: Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar, Beto Cravioto, Saheer Umar, and Edda P.
- We’ve been hearing rumblings about The Wick for awhile now, but tomorrow marks the first “official” event we’ve heard it hosting: The Bunker’s Unsound Festival party (which has some stellar talent on deck: Ital and Halal, Porter Ricks, Leisure Muffin, and many more).
- Did you hear Verboten opened a new megaclub?*
- Kinfolk‘s new “next-door” space is nearly finished, and we’re hearing that a grand opening may be in order for late April or early May. Watch this space for more on the official unveiling…
- Longstanding Bushwick fave Tandem is rumored to have changed format and is apparently no longer hosting disco/house/techno nights… not sure if this is a permanent or temporary change, but sad news either way…
- More recent additions to the nightlife venue roster you should have on your radar: the303 in LES; Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg; Bizarre and Lot 45 in Bushwick; Duende in Meatpacking… Drop us a line if you think we’re missing anything!
- Remember, when all else fails, you’re pretty much guaranteed a packed dancefloor at these places every weekend (and sometimes weekdays): Cameo Gallery, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Output/The Panther Room, Glasslands, and Le Bain…
*Sarcasm is hard in writing.
Your recommendations for the next three days follow below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **) — you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s goin’ on. See you out there!