Top Best Electronic Nightclubs in Chelsea, New York, NY [2021 GUIDE]
With over 86 venues in New York, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Chelsea, New York that you should definitely check out.
In January 2013, Marquee New York, the legendary Chelsea nightclub that defined a generation of New York nightlife, reopened as an internationally acclaimed dance music destination, attracting the most in-demand DJs and live acts. Marquee has transformed into a tripped out warehouse with 28 ft. ceilings, industrial design accents, and new features including chandeliers constructed from functioning microphones, a top-tier Funktion-One Soundsystem, a custom-built DJ booth, and floor-to-ceiling LED walls.
- 289 10th Ave New York, NY 10001 United States
- 11 PM – 4 AM, Wed, Fri, Sat
- Dress Code: Strict
Partner Bobby Kwak says that the real reason Circle closed was because they couldn’t afford the new lease asking price at the club, which was in an area that now has a Whole Foods and a SoulCycle. It’s working out better for them though, he says: Mission Nightclub, which opens on March 3 at 229 West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, is slightly closer to K-Town, where many of their clientele party before and after going to the club anyway. It’s also bigger than Circle, he adds. Mission won’t be that different from Circle. Like its predecessor, Mission will mimic clubs in Korea, with plates of cut up fruit for people who order bottle service and well-dressed men as servers instead of the cocktail waitresses more common at American clubs. A new and upgraded sound system will also be in place, as will a new lighting system. Otherwise, “a club is a club at the end of the day: lights, music, dancing, bars,” Kwak says. Besides the superior space and the lost of the previous lease, the partners also decided to reopen a Korean nightclub elsewhere because “there’s a need for something like this,” he says. Circle had been around for a decade and was primarily a go-to club for Koreans, Korean Americans, and other Asians and Asian Americans. In an oral history about the club, website The Ringer calls it “an epicenter of Korean nightlife in New York.” It frequently sported long lines every weekend, had a location near Times Square, and was visited by celebrities like Usher, Anthony Bourdain, and Pharrell Williams — but was virtually unknown to people outside the community. Ultimately, the new club’s — ahem — mission will be the same as Circle, too: to be a place for Asians and Asian Americans. “The Asian community, they hate to admit it, but they loved Circle,” Kwak says. “It’s like a safe haven for them. It’s kind of like Cheers. …that’s what Circle was to the Asian community. People were regulars were there because they felt a sense of comfort. They felt a sense of home. It was a place where people in the Asian community were able to connect with each other.”
- 229 W 28th St New York, NY 10001 United States
- Dress Code: Strict
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New York Nightclubs FAQ
What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in New York clubs?
The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.
How long do DJs play in New York?
The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.
What is the dress code like at New York Electronic nightclubs?
Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.
How can I get into New York Electronic nightclubs for free?
Some New York Electronic nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.
Keep in mind that many New York Electronic nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.
How can I book bottle service for New York Electronic nightclubs?
You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the New York page.
How much is bottle service at New York clubs?
Bottle service and table minimums at Electronic nightclubs can get pretty expensive in New York, but every nightclub is different.
The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.
Should I buy tickets to get into New York Electronic nightclubs?
If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.
Many Electronic nightclubs in New York are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.
Which New York nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?
Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in New York.
Which New York nightclubs play hip-hop?
Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in New York.