Aug. 09, 2013
Output earned the #3 spot on the list, and for good reason. They’re leading a renaissance of dance music in Brooklyn. The sound system is outrageous and the rooftop party decks provide the perfect place to cool off and enjoy the view. Accomplished DJs who perform at Output and regulars sing nothing but high praises of this no-fuss dance club (no cameras allowed).
Cielo, a state-of-the-art space in NYC’s ultra chic Meat Packing District, secured the #7 spot. It is a haven for those seeking quality nightlife with neither the hassles of large clubs nor the elitism of upscale lounges with too many VIP rooms. Once you are in Cielo, there will be no more ropes, checkpoints, or rules. Security’s goal is to compliment the experience, not to hinder it.
U Street Music Hall (scored the #10 spot) is a DJ-owned and operated music venue in Washington, D.C. It’s no hoity-toity dance club. There is no dress code or VIP area, and if you wanna sit– grab a bar stool. People flock to U Street for the up-and-coming and established acts that come through, including heavy-hitters like Boys Noize and Jakwob. Its 500-person capacity room features one of the city’s best sound systems, a 1200 square foot cork-cushioned dance floor, and two bars with a full liquor selection.
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