New York Nightlife History

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We in the New York nightlife scene were sort of a proto ur Instagram, a celeb-driven psychic blueprint for things to come, where our egos and identities floated like ghostly heads in an astral plane, communicating via spiritual electric strands… Your rollodex, guest lists and attendance were your friends list, likes, and followers…

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Baird Jones
Carlos Soul Slinger
Carmen D’Alessio
Frankie Bones
John Emmanuel Gartman
Larry Harvey
Michael Musto
Peter Gatien
Scotto
Steve Lewis
Steve Rubell
Susanne Bartsch
Walter and Jean Claude
10 Impresarios that made NYC’s glory days special
The Club Kids
Old New York Songs
!! El Morocco/The Arthur: The link between JFK and Disco
21 Club
82 Club/Bijou Cinema/Club 82
ABC Carpet
Action House
Alto Knights Social Club/Ravenite Social Club
Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor
Andy Warhol’s Factory I
Andy Warhol’s Factory II
Angel Orensanz Foundation
Ansonia/Continental Baths/Plato’s Retreat
Arthur’s Tavern
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Audubon Ballroom
Automat (The First in NYC)
Barney’s
The Beatrice Inn
Bell Boulevard
Belmont Plateau (Philly)
Bill’s Place
Birdland Jazz Club
The Blue Angel/Le Cocu
Blue Note Jazz Club
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Bowl-Mor Lanes
The Bottom Line
Brighton Beach
Broadway International
Cafe Wha?
Café Society
Cameo Discotheque
Carnegie Hall
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Central Plaza
Cheetah
Chelsea Hotel
Chumley’s
The Church/Sanctuary
Coney Island Beach
Connie’s Inn
Copacobana
Cotton Club
Curry Row
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (PA)
Dorrian’s Red Hand
Eddie Condon’s
Ed’s Bay Pub
Elaines
Electric Circus
Empire State Building
Escuelita
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fillmore East/The Saint
Flatbush Avenue Terminal
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Fort Mifflin (Philly)
Fort Tryon Park
Fraunces Tavern
Grand Prospect Hall
Guggenheim Museum
Gunnison Beach
Half Note Club
Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center
Hampton Inn
Harvard Club of New York City
Hell’s Angels
Holiday Cocktail Lounge
Hot Dog Beach/Hamptons Beach Club
Ice Palace
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Iridium
Jimmy Ryan’s
Jones Beach
Judson Memorial Church
Katz’s Delicatessen
Kenny’s Castaways
Kettle of Fish
Knotty Knee
La Martinique
Latin Quarter
Lakeside Inn/The Surf Lodge
Le Mans
Mad Hatter
Marvin’s Place/Findlay College
Max’s Kansas City
Maxwell’s Plum/Chippendale’s
McSorley’s
Midnight Cowboy party scene
Mikell’s
Minton’s Playhouse
Moondance Diner
Morris High School
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Nassau Coliseum
Nat Sherman’s
Neptune Beach Club
Nick’s
New York University
Oak Beach Inn
OBI East/Canoe Place Inn
Oliver Twist Inn/Beach Bar/Drift Inn II
Ondine
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Orsini’s
Park Avenue Armory
Paragon Sports
Patricia Fields
Penn Station (pre-monstrosity)
The Penthouse
Peppermint Lounge I
Peter Luger Steak House
The Plaza
Playland
Polish National Home – Warsaw
The Pond at Central Park
Prospect Park
Rainbow Room
The Ramble
The Red Lion
Renaissance Ballroom
Riobamba
Rock Palace/Camelot/Zappa’s 1/Fantasy Island Disco/Marquee
Roseland Ballroom
Rudy’s
San Gennaro Festival
The Sandpiper
Savoy
Sheepshead Theater/Roll-A-Palace/Bally’s/Factory Cafe
Showman’s Jazz Club
Smith’s Bar
Southampton Beach Club
Sparkle
Steak Loft
The Stonewall Inn
Stork Club
Stuyvescent Casino
SummerStage in Central Park
Summer of Soul
Tavern On the Green
TGI Friday’s 1st location
Tiana Beach Club
Times Square
Tompkins Square 
Ukrainian Village
Union Square
Vauxhall Gardens
Vazac Hall/Horseshoe Bar
Veselka
Village Gate/LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)
Village Vanguard
Washington Square Park
Webster Hall
West Hampton Club/Surf Club/Club Nitro
White Horse Tavern
Wilson’s Garage/Casey’s
The World
Yankee Stadium
Ye Olde Tripple Inn
Yellow/The Barge/Summer Beach Club
Zabar’s
Zappa’s 2
Boys Club
70s Decade Defining Songs
12 West
369th Regiment Armory
2001 Odyssey/Club 802
Amarettas Disco
Andy Warhol’s Factory III/Underground/The Palace de Beaute
Alexis Dance Studio
Andrew Jackson Community Center
Avenue One/Mr. Laff’s
Barefoot Boy
Barney Googles
Barrymores
Beggar’s Opera
Blue Willow/Kingfisher
Boardy Barn
Boston Secor Community Center
Brasserie
The Bronx River Center
Bronx River Houses
Bronx Skating Rink
Bronx Skating Arena/Rollercity
Peanuts, Better Days, Bedrox
Cadabas
Cafe La Fortuna
Casita Maria
CBGB’s
Celebrity Club
Chaz
Cherry’s
Chico East
The Circuit
City Gardens: 1979-2001
Claremont Gym Center
Club A
Club Baths/Cave Canem/La Nouvelle Justine I/Lucky Cheng’s
Club Zanzibar
Club 57
Club 84 “Uncle Frankie’s”
Club 371/Eastside Living Room
Cobra Lear
The Cock Ring
Commons
Copperfield’s Pub
Crazy Eddy’s
Crisco Disco
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
Danceteria I
David’s Pot Belly Stove
Davidson Communication Center
Dean & Deluca
Decameron
The Dirt Club
Disco in Carlito’s Way
Disco Fever
Dustin’s
Ecstasy Garage Disco I
Ecstasy Garage Disco II
El Cacique
Elephas
Empire Rollerdrome
Enchanted Gardens
Envoy East
Fantasia
The Fantasy
First Class Disco
Flamingo
Forest Projects
Friends Again/Zulu Lounge
The Fudge Factory
Galaxy
Galaxy 21
The Gallery
Gazebo’s
Girls Club
Gonzo
Gotham’s
Harlem World
High Rollers/Red Parrot
The Hippopotamus
Hounds & Foxes
The Hungry Bear
Hunts Point Palace
Hurrah
I The Machine
IS 167
Ice Palace
Inferno
Infinity
Intermediate School 201
Ipanema Disco/Float/Club Touch
Irving Plaza/Candy Bar/Milky Way
Hoffman Park
Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers
Jerry’s Disco
Joe’s/Josie’s
Kelly’s Palace
Key Skating Rink
Kiev
L’Amour
L’Oubliette
Le Jardin
Le Twinkle Zone/Directoire
Le Bernardin
Le Clique
Lehman Village BasementB
Les Mouches
Leviticus
The Loft I
The Loft II
Lone Star Cafe
Magique
Manhattan Connection
Maxwell’s
Metamorphosis
Mitchell Gym
Monastery/Butterfield One
Morrisania Center
Mudd Club
My Father’s Place
New Tropicalia
New York, New York
The New Zoo
Night Gallery
Night Moves
The Nursery/Bar None
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Ones Discotheque
P.A.L.-P.A.L.-P.A.
Paradise Dance Club
Paradise Garage
Park Lane
Penrod’s
Penthouse I Pavilion
Pier 45
Pippins
Popcorn Club/Coventry
Printing H.S.
Pyramid Club
Purple Passion/DV8
Rascal’s
Rec Room
Red Zone
Pegasus/Adonis
Pravda (One night only)
Rapper’s Summerfest
Reflections/LAVO
Rich Man, Poor Man
Robin Byrd
Roxy/1018
Ruin Bottoms
Rumrunner
S&S Club
Sally’s
Saturn
Savoy Manor/The Lovers Den
Showcase Studio
The Skating Palace
Smoke Stack
Sophie’s
Spin Easy Roller Rink
Spit
St. Martin’s Hall
Stardust Ballroom
Starland Ballroom
Starship Discovery
The Stone Pony
Studio 54
The GG Knickerbocker P T Barnum Room/Hollywood
Shepheard’s, in the Drake Hotel
St Mark’s Bar & Grill
Stargate Ballroom
The Sunken Treasure
Taft High School
The Stephen Talkhouse
The Sting
T Connection/Spider’s Web
Thursday’s
Tower Suite Disco
Tramps I
TR3
Trash and Vaudeville
The Tribeca
Tuxedo Ballroom
Ulana’s (Philly)
Umbertos Clam House
Wednesday’s
West End Bar
Windows on the World
The World/World’s End
World Financial Center Winter Garden
Xanadu
Xenon/Shout/Club Expo
Yellow Brick Road
YMCA
Your Spot
Zodiac II
80s Decade Defining Songs
46 Laight Street
8 B.C.
15 St Marks/Coney Island High
A’s Performance Space
A7/Niagara
Abbey Road
ABC No Rio
Adlai Stevenson H.S.
Alcatraz
Aldo’s Hideaway
Afterhours #1
Afterhours #2
AM/PM
Andy Warhol’s Factory IV
The Angle/Chunky’s
Area
Au Bar
Aztec
Bar Lui/Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Berlin I
Berlin II/Cadillac
Berlin III
Beulah Land
Bice
Big City Diner
Bleecker Bob’s
Body Heat
Bond International Casino
The Breakfast Club
Brownies/Velvet/Starlight
The Building
Cafe Japonais/Prima Donna
Caffe Cielo
Camouflage
Carmelitas Reception House
Cat Club/System/Spa/Plaid
Chase Park
China Club (Original)
The Choice/Loft
Club Kid Outlaw Party at Burger King
Continental Afterhours
Danceteria II
Darinka
Dave’s Luncheonette
Delia’s
The Dive
Dizzy Izzy’s New York Bagels
Downtown Beirut/Standard
El Bohio
Emerald City/Visage/4D/Mirage/Carbon/Carmen/Black/Exit/Terminal 5
Florent
The Fun House
The Gas Station
Gargoyle Mechanic/Collective Unconscious I
Gorilla Art Show
Great Jones Cafe
Harlem Karate Institute
Heartbreak Disco/Tilt/Culture Club
Heaven
Horatio 113
Hotel Amazon
Indochine
Island Lounge
The Jefferson Afterhours
J.S. VanDam/Soul Kitchen
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
La Plage
LaRocka
Lady Astor
Le Pop
Limbo Lounge/Crow Bar
Limelight/Estate/Avalon
Lismar Lounge/d.b.a.
Loop Lounge
Live Bait
Ludlow Street Cafe
Kim’s Video
Knitting Factory
Liar’s Saloon
Liquid Sky 1
Madam Rosas
Malibu Shore Club
Marion’s
Mars
Mars Bar
Marylou’s
Max Fish
Metro 700
Milk Bar
Mission
MK
Morgans Bar/Asia de Cuba
Neither/Nor
Nell’s
No Se No Social Club
The Odeon
Olympia Palace
One U
One-Fifth
The Open Center
Paled’s
Palladium
Papagalo
Paramount Hotel/Whiskey Bar
Paris New York
Park Inn
Peppermint Lounge II (or III)
Pizza A-Go Go
Plato’s Retreat 2
Playboy Empire Club
Politically Correct
Pop Shop
Private Eyes/Sound Factory Bar/Cheetah
Punjabi Deli
Raccoon Lodge (Tribeca)
Raccoon Lodge (UWS)
Reggae Lounge I
Regine’s
The Ritz
Rock Lounge/Reggae Lounge II/Shine/Canal Room
Royalton New York
Save the Robots
Silver Screen
SNAFU’s/Lox Around the Clox
Saturdays
SOBs Sounds Of Brazil
The Spiral
Spize 1 & 2/Club Uforia/
Spo-Dee-O-Dee
Stringfellows
Starbucks Disco
Surf Club
Thrush
Tory’s
Tower Records
Tramps II/Centro-Fly/Duvet
Tunnel
Tunnel Bar/RedBar
Twilight Zone
Two Boots East Village
Uncle Sam’s/Spit
Yaffa Cafe
Zone DK/Hell 10 1/2″ Club/Boys Town Night Club
Crotona Park
90s Decade Defining Songs
1st Outlaw Party of the Summer (1991)
5th Street Homestead
14th Street Afterhours Cocaine Den
2I’s
205 Club
Abilene’s
Amazon Deck/The Dock House
Abracadabra
Albion/Batcave at Downtime/Rebel NYC/Slake
Aquavit
The Asylum
Avenue A Sushi
Bad Dog Bar/Bar Code
Bagels on the Square
Balthazar
The Bank/New Chaos
Bar 169
Bay Club/Turtle Bay East Quogue
Believe
Bell Cafe
Bellevue
Bereket
Big Cup
Big City
Blue Man Group New York
bOb
Boom
Boston Market
Boulet
Bowery Bar (B Bar)
Bowery Ballroom
Breakbeat Science Records
Bubble Lounge
The Building 2
Cafe Tabac
Caffeine
Caffeine Records
Cake
Carmine’s
Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment
Chameleon Lounge/Thai Village
Chaos
China Club 2
City Scene
Club 205
Club Exit
Club Fun
The Cock I
Collective Unconscious II
M-80/Country Club/Conscience Point
The Cooler/Baktun
Coyote Ugly
Club USA
Crazy Nanny’s
Cream
Dan Lynch’s/Gemini Lounge/Second Nature
Danceteria III
Decade/Adam’s Apple
Deliverance
Den of Thieves
Denim & Diamonds
Digital Analog Therapy Records
Disc-o-Rama
Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant
Don Hill’s
Dooley’s
Downtown Records
D.U.M.B.O. Art Center
The Drift Inn I
EJ’s Luncheonette
Edelweiss
Eight Ball Records
Element
Emotive Records
Enit Festival
Fannie’s Oyster Bar
Fantasia III
Filter 14
Flamingo East
Flowers
The “Forgotten” Hampton Bays (1995)
Gaslight Lounge
Gershwin Hotel
Giant Step
Glitz/Lotus
Glamorama
Global 33 II
Globe Theater (CT)
Groove Records
Halcyon
Hallo Berlin
Hallo Berlin cart
Halloween Adventure Shop
Hansom/Southampton Social Club
Hogs & Heifers
Hotel Venus
House of Ouch
Izzy Bar
J.R. Productions
Jackie 60/Click n’ Drag/Clit Club/Martha at Mother
The Jazz Gallery
Jet East
Jazz Standard
Joe’s Pub
Karma
KGB Bar
King
The Kitchen
Kokie’s
Korova Milk Bar
Lakeside Lounge
Lalalandia Entertainment Research Corporation
Le Bar Bat
Le Souk
Leopard Lounge/Sin Sin
Les Poulets/Ohm/Deep
Lexington Hotel
Liberty Science Center
Liquids
Liquid Sky 2
Lot 61
Life
Lucy’s
Lucky Charmz
Lucky Strike
Luxe
Marc Ballroom/Coffee Shop
Manny’s Car Wash
Mars 2112
Maskarave 5
Merc Bar
The Mercer/subMercer
Merchants NY
Mesa Grill
The Mercury Lounge
Metropolitan Pavilion
MoMA PS1
Mona’s
Mondo Cane
Moo York/Club Love
Moomba
MTV
The Muse
Nation
Nevada Smith’s
Neurotrancemitter
New York Coliseum
Miko’s
The Muse in Nancktucket
NOBU
NV
Octave on High Records
Odessa
Opera
Opium Den
Other Music Records
Pangea
Shampoo (Philly)
Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
Pierre Garroudi Showroom
Planet 28/Demerera
Plantation Club
Plush
Pravda
The Puck Building
Pure Energy
R.V.
Rawhide
Rock Reily’s
The Ritz – 100% Pure and Smart Rave
Rockstar Games
Rome
Satellite Records
Shampoo
Scharf Shack
Sheepshead Bay Rest Area
Shelter/Vinyl/ARC
Siberia
Sidetracks
Silvercup Studios
Sin-é/House of Trance
Six Flags Great Adventure
Skate Circle
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
Solas
Some Random Club/Fotografiska
Sonic Groove Records
Speeed
Some Dodgey Mafia Afterhours
Sound Factory/Twilo/Spirit/COSM
Philly – The Space
Splash
Spy Bar
STOMP
Storm Raves
Storm Rave – Thunderground
Storm Rave – Distortion
Strange Records
Subculture
Sugar Reef/Global 33 I/Lit/The Cock III
Supper Club
Susanne Bartsch – Amazon
Synchro Energize
Tatou
Temple of the True Inner Light/Buono Sera
Temple Records
Texas Arizona
Throb Records
Tompkins 131
Tower of Toys
Traditions Pub
Turntables on the Hudson
Twirl
Upper East Side – Women Drink Free article
Union Square Cafe
Upstairs Records
Vain
Velvet Club/The Curry Club
Veruka
Village Lantern
Vinylmania
VIP Club
Virgin Megastore
Visage
Void
The Water Club
Wax
Wetlands
Yellow Rat Bastard
2000s Decade Defining Songs
20 West 27th
38 Nine
48 Bowery
55 Lex
59 Canal St
6th Element
113 7th Ave South
113 Ludlow St
119 Ludlow St
130 Essex St
168 Delancey
Ace of Clubs
Aji Bar Lounge
Amazura
Apocalypse Lounge
APT
Arlene’s Grocery
Art Lofts of Jersey City 2000
Avenue
Aztec (Jersey Shore)
Bamboo Bar (Jersey Shore)
Bank
Barcade
Battery Park Million Marijuana March 
BB King’s
Beachcomber Bar & Grill (Jersey Shore)
Blakkat
Boo 7
Boom Boom Room Top of the Standard, High Line
The Box
The Bridge
Bungalow 8
Bushwick Life
Cafe DeVille
Cain
Calvert Vaux Park
Cat’s Cafe
Cattyshack/Rock Shop
Chelsea Lounge
Cielo
Cinema World Studios
Club Hard
Club Insomnia
Club Moscow
Club Mundo
The Cock II
Collective Unconscious III
crobar
Dirty Disco
DMT Squat
Dupplex
Eastern Bloc/Club Cumming
Eugene’s
Factory Studios
Failed Afterhours Spot
Fat Black Pussycat
Fencing School
Fez (Under Time Cafe)
Floyd Bennet Field woodlands
Foggy Goggles
Frederick’s
Frying Pan
Fun-o-Rama
Galapagos
Grand Space
GW Bridge West
Gypsy Tea
Harlem Castle
Heaven
Home/Guesthouse
The Hook/Hello Brooklyn
House of Yes 1
House of Yes 2
House of Yes 3
House of Yes 4
Hovek Olam/Evolution Box New Years, 2000
Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Jerome’s
Jet Lounge
Jivamukti Yoga School
Jungle Space
Karma Night Club (Jersey Shore)
King’s Cross
La Nouvelle Justine II
Level X
Libation 
Liquid Vision in New Lebanon
Lunatarium
The Lure
Marquee New York
McKibbin Lofts
Meow Mix
Michel’s Mermaid Parade meetup 2001 
Moomia
Neva
New Music Cafe
Nootropica LLC
Obeca Li
Octagon
Office Ops
Pianos
Pink Elephant I (Southampton)
Pink Elephant (Chelsea)
Plush
Pseudo Programs
Public Assembly
Remote Lounge/Bowery Electric
Rubulad
Santacon
Sapphire Lounge
Seed Gallery
Sound Factory/Pacha/Freq
Studio B
Sweet Omnitribe Spot
Suede
Sullivan Room
Sway
Sutra
Tagine
Tenjune
Tenth Floor
Therapy
Thiasos
Tribeca Trance Mission
The Tugboat
Volume
Who’s on First
WIlliamsburg Public House
Wonderland
The World (WWE)
2010s Decade Defining Songs
12 Broad St
Bar Gonzo
Bembe
Black Hound Clay Studio (Philly)
Black Flamingo
Bossa Nova Civic Club
Brooklyn Crossroads Supper Club
The Brooklyn Mirage
Cavo
The Cobra Club
Crystal Manor
The DL
Don Coqui
Downhouse
Duckduck
The Electric Warehouse
Europa/Good Room
Featherweight
Ginny’s Supper Club
GoldBar
Happyfun Hideaway
Happy Valley
Heavy Woods
Hiro Ballroom
H0L0
Home Sweet Home
House of ‘Que
House of Yes 5
Industry Bar
Ivy House Studio
Littlefield
IOAK
The Jane Ballroom
Lot45
Loud Monitors
Lucky on B
Manny’s on Second
Melrose Ballroom
Metropolitan
The Mona Lisa
Mood Ring
National Underground
Nowadays
Opaline/Drom
Output
The Paper Box
Paul’s Baby Grand/The Django
Pink Elephant II (East Hampton)
Point Break
Provocateur
The Rabbit Hole Gallery (Philly)
Refuge Arts
Rose Bar
Schimanski
SRB Brooklyn
Stereo
Studio 299
Studio M
Studio Square
Sunnyvale
TBA Brooklyn
W.i.P./ Greenhouse
The Woods
ZeroSpace
The Q

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