Whether it’s the long-awaited weekend or a simple weekday, an endless night of dancing always sounds like a good time! So live out your Saturday Night Fever fantasies at these trendy NYC bars where you can dance under a dazzling disco ball.
Get groovy beneath Hotel 50 Bowery at Daphne, Gerber Group’s newest venture. This intoxicating disco club is an ode to the 70s, but with a 21st century twist! Dance to spinning DJs every weekend under dazzling disco balls that wash the entire space in a beautiful light. Find out more here.
Where: 50 Bowery, New York
2. Joyface, Alphabet City
Immediately be drawn to the lively bar’s bright lights, spinning disco ball, and yes, water bed! Join Joyface for one of their drag discos, ladies nights, or disco infernos.
Where: 104 Loisaida Ave, New York
3. The Fleur Room, Chelsea
Find this botanical-themed rooftop located inside the Moxy Chelsea. The glass-encased lounge not only boasts views of the glittering skyline, but of the eclectic disco ball that once dangled overhead at LA’s club Vertigo, sure to drop jaws!
Where: 105 W 28th St, New York
4. Bandits, West Village
This retro-themed property coming from the Garret bars honors traditional diner culture with a hint of tiki bar. Wait until the sun sets and watch the disco ball shine to life. Oh, and don’t forget to order any of their signature tater tots for a post-dance snack—they’re delicious!
Where: 44 Bedford St, New York
5. Paul’s Baby Grand, Tribeca
Known for its exclusivity just like at its sister bar, Paul’s Casablanca, once you’re inside Paul’s Baby Grand (a.k.a Pauls Cocktail Lounge) be sure to stay late enough to catch the nightly hanging of the disco ball. With all the incredible music that plays, it won’t be hard to have a late night here!
Where: 2 6th Ave, New York
6. Ray’s, LES
Ray’s could be described as dive bar meets modern skate culture meets the new-era grunge of the LES. A notorious NYC spot, owned by New Yorkers, Ray’s offers the perfect “hometown” feel with pool, brews, and of course, a disco ball.
Where: 177 Chrystie St, New York
7. Ponyboy, Greenpoint
Experience Brooklyn nightlife at this Greenpoint hotspot that’s normally got a packed dance floor on a Saturday night—and rightfully so! Ponyboy offers trendy cocktails with even cuter names and live music that will have you on your feet all night long.
Where: 632 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
Hidden underneath the 50th Street subway station, Nothing Really Matters is one of NYC’s best hidden gems. Grab a drink at the backlit bar, and make your commute a little more exciting! See what else this bar has to offer here.
Where: 1627 Broadway, New York
9. Kind Regards, LES
A LES legend for a night out dancing, Kind Regards draws lines for a reason! Pack into their lower level and let loose under the gleaming disco balls as DJ sets impress the crowd every night.
Where: 152 Ludlow St, New York
10. Short Stories, East Village
Besides offering a very Insta-worthy brunch, Short Stories might be home to the most unique disco ball in all of NYC. That’s right, swim through the crowd at this perfectly pink place and dance beneath the shimmering disco shark!
Where: 355 Bowery, New York
Find the Upper East Side’s hottest new spot disguised behind a locksmith and shoe repair shop. Come early for their delicious bar bites and stay late to enjoy their nightlife vibes when the disco ball starts spinning and the music picks up. See more here.
Where: 1488 Second Avenue, New York
12. Le Bain, Meatpacking
Take in sweeping skyline views on the 18th floor of The Standard, High Line while you let a sea of disco balls shine down on you at Le Bain.
Where: The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York
13. House of YES, Bushwick
More than a bar, House of YES is your go-to spot if you’re looking for a wild night out! Guaranteed to be an unforgettable…or rather forgettable night, be entertained by their themed-nights and wild events!
Where: 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn
14. The Blond, SoHo
Bumping music, check. High energy, check. Disco ball, check. The Blond checks off all the boxes for a great night out in NYC and you can find it tucked away on Howard Street.
Where: 1 Howard St, New York
15. Jupiter Disco, Bushwick
From techno, deep house, funk, to disco, there’s endless tunes to make you move. Get there in time for happy hour and take advantage of their $8 cocktails and $6 highballs before stepping out onto the dance floor.
Where: 1237 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn