Top 10 Best EDM Nightclubs in New York City
New York! The city that never sleeps that’s known for its energy and bustling nightlife. Whether it’s a late night out to grab a few drinks or dancing til the sun rises, New York has a plethora of available options. Nothing beats the wild excitement that EDM music brings to a nightclub, and New York is famous for being one of the best locations in the entire world to get a taste of the nightlife scene, with clubs frequently hosting some of the biggest names in the music industry including artists like Marshmello. Discotech has everything you need to get the party started, from venues, to upcoming events, tickets, bottle service, and so much more. For even more information, check out our list of the best nightclubs in New York City. But without further ado, here’s our complete list of the the top nightclubs in New York that play electronic music:
1. Marquee (Manhattan)
One of the oldest and most successful EDM clubs in town, Marquee New York is truly an indomitable stalwart of the nightlife scene in New York. The top grossing clubs in the city have all perished within 2 years over the past decade, but Marquee founders Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg have seem to found the perfect formula for Marquee to stay afloat. Along the way, they even managed to open Marquee Las Vegas and snatched the top grossing spot in the nation in its first year of operation. Strauss and Tepperberg believes in using world class talent to draw traffic and sales, so big names such as GTA, Chuckie and Audien graces Marquee’s stage regularly, making sure you and your friends will be treated with some great EDM music. Marquee tends to get really packed on weekends, especially with top talent, so we recommend booking tables to guarantee entry.
2. Lavo (Manhattan)
Inspired by its sister venue in Las Vegas, Lavo is an upscale venue that aims to cater the VIP and bottle service crowd. With a restaurant on top of a nightclub setting, Lavo offers the best of both worlds so you don’t have to look far for a place to relax and have a good time after dinner. The talent here is oftentimes just as good if not better than Marquee, and you can expect to hear top EDM bangers playing all night long. The club does get busy on weekends so either arrive early, buy presale tickets or get bottle service to secure your entry.
3. PHD Downtown (Manhattan)
PHD aspires to be the ultimate urban penthouse adorned with timeless, luxurious decorative flair in the form of Italian Portoro marble, Macassar ebony, nickel finish walls, and amber Venini glass chandeliers. The stunning skyline boasts a panoramic view that includes a direct line of sight to the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. The highly coveted VIP seating is granted indoors at custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables or outdoors at cozy seating niches perched on the heated terrace 15 stories above the non-stop bustle of the Big Apple.
4. Avant Gardner (Brooklyn)
Avant Gardner is an absolute power house in the New York EDM scene and music entertainment, and their diverse calendar celebrates community and culture, offering an endless range of experiences highlighted by the space’s unrivaled audio visual features. The 80,000 square foot venue complex was opened in 2017 and occupies an entire city block of industrial Bushwick area, containing a compound of stages and full-service event spaces. The vast complex includes The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, The King’s Hall and The Lost Circus, all serving as individual locales which for big artists and mini-festivals can be combined together to make Avant Gardner the second-largest entertainment venue (to Barclays Center) in the borough of Brooklyn.
5. Terminal 5 (Hells Kitchen)
Located in Hell’s Kitchen, Terminal 5 is an NYC favorite when it comes to live music entertainment. Terminal 5 frequently hosts a vast variety of different music artists so you’ll be sure to find a performance that you can’t miss. Located at 610 West 56th Street, west of 11th Avenue, “Terminal 5” lives up to its name with five distinct rooms that make up the venue. Alcoholic drinks are served during all events, and the space has a capacity of 3,000 people.
Also Read: Top Las Vegas EDM Clubs
6. Quantum (Brooklyn)
If you ever wondered what happened to Analog (one of New York’s most celebrated underground clubs), you should know that they rebranded in 2019 under the name Quantum with a brand new remodel that allowed them to pack the venue with all the latest technology. Carefully placed bass drivers allow the state-of-the-art acoustic system to deliver real bass weight and top-end clarity to every part of the room, synced with new lighting effects and visual capabilities. Other enhancements include the addition of new monthly art installations featuring new and upcoming artists from all over Brooklyn, a larger coat check area to reduce queuing times in winter, and implementation of a green and eco-friendly customer beverage service strategy. As the new name portends, it’s a quantum leap forward that promises more memorable immersive clubbing experiences and more multi-sensory stimulations to keep sending patrons back to the future.
7. Schimanski (Brooklyn)
Schimanski is hunk of classy rusted metal and sandblasted brickwork in the heart of the hipster mecca of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Rising from the ashes of the previously closed Verboten nightclub, Schimanski has step up their game with a new immersive video projection system that wraps around the club’s walls, illuminating the space with trippy visuals, and portraits of Schimanski himself (the working class cop from an 80s German crime TV show called Tatort). And you don’t want to miss the fiberglass disco shark hanging over the main bar – it was created by New York-based artist Kevin McHugh, who once managed the renowned New York EDM DJ and producer Danny Tenaglia.
8. House of Yes (Brooklyn)
As its moniker would suggest, Brooklyn’s House of Yes strives immerse you in a surreal dream that allows all of your greatest desires to come true. The brainchild of New York artists Kae Burke and Anya Sapozhnikova, the HoY concept grew out of NYC’s Do-It-Yourself and Burning Man scenes, starting in a rundown loft in 2007 before moving to a warehouse a year later and then reopening in its current space in 2015. On any given night, party-goers might encounter trance DJs, aerialists, circus performers, marching bands, burlesque dancers, magicians, and tarot card readers. The club is famed for far-out theme nights such as Prohibition Disco, House of Love, and Bad Behavior. Costumes are just about required for any party at House of Yes, which makes sure things get weird. It’s no surprise that this sense of wonder, discovery, and sheer craziness fostered by HoY led Time Out to put the club at the top of its “Things To Do in 2018” list, which was curated by the publication’s global editors based on 5,000 recommendations in 400 destinations from travelers around the world.
9. Webster Hall (Manhattan)
Housed in an 1886 historical landmark, the world-renowned Webster Hall is a dark, cavernous labyrinth of staircases and side rooms surrounding a central ballroom. Long an independently owned space, the venue was bought in 2017 by BSE Global, the parent company of Barclays Center, and the Bowery Presents, which is partly owned by the concert giant AEG, for a price estimated at about $35 million. When the club shut down in August 2017 for renovations, there was an outcry from fans concerned that Webster Hall’s history as an eclectic music and dance mecca in New York would be lost. Those fears were allayed in April 2019 when none other than hip-hop superstars (and sons of NYC) Jay-Z and Nas christened the grand re-opening night, followed that same month by Patti Smith, EDM DJ TroyBoi, Sharon Van Etten, Broken Social Scene, and MGMT. The upcoming performing artist calendar remains a mishmash of musical genres but sprinkles in more than enough monthly dates to whet the appetites of clubheads itching to boogie down.
10. Mission (Manhattan)
All those who mourned (whether seriously or ironically) the closure of legendary 10 year-old Korean nightclub Circle in 2018 can smile again: the same owners immediately opened a newer, bigger, better nightclub called Mission a few blocks south in Chelsea! According to management, Circle shut down because they couldn’t afford the new lease asking price at the old location, which was in an area of soaring rents. Mission recreates the look and feel of the famous megaclubs in Korea, with plates of cut-up fruit for people who order bottle service and well-dressed men as servers instead of the more traditional cocktail waitresses of America. The sound system, lighting systems, and resident DJs (such as the lovely and talented DJ Tre!) are all first class, making this the best Korean nightclub in New York
EDM Clubs in NYC FAQs
What clubs in NYC do celebrities go to?
You’ll find celebrities at TAO Downtown, Somewhere Nowhere, Marquee, PHD Downtown, and LAVO nightclub.
What are the best music festivals in New York?
The best annual summer music festivals in NYC include: Governor’s Ball (June), Electric Zoo (Labor Day) Afropunk (August) Chelsea Music Festival (June) CityParks Summerstage, Hot 97 Summer Jam.
What part of Manhattan has the best nightlife?
East Village, Lower East Side, Chelsea, and Meatpacking district tend to have the best nightlife options.
What are the best EDM clubs in New York?
What are the best Hip Hop clubs in New York?
What time is last call in New York?
Last call for alcohol is 4:00 AM in New York, but clubs and bars may be open past that without serving alcohol. They can start serving again at 7 AM except on Sundays.
What are the hottest clubs in New York?
It depends what you’re looking for. The more exclusive venues in New York are Paul’s Cocktail Lounge, Le Bain, The Box, Fleur Room, Paradise Club.
What are the best pool parties in New York?
The best pool parties are Profundo pool club in queens and the Beach at Dream hotel downtown. On any given weekend during the summer there may also be one-off pool parties at one of the local hotel pools.
What are the best boozy brunches in New York?
The best boozy brunches are Bagatelle Brunch, Beauty & Essex Brunch, and Lavo Brunch.