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Popular Music Venues in NYC: D - J

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Danny's Grand Sea Palace, 346-348 W. 46th St., btwn 8th & 9th Aves. (212) 265-8130
Bangkok meets Broadway in this Restaurant Row seafood restaurant. Drop by the Skylight Room for nightly cabaret (cover $0 - $15), or the Piano Bar for live jazz and show tunes (no cover). Check the website for schedules and discounts. Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St.


Dominion, 428 Lafayette St., btwn Astor Pl. & 4th St. (212) 674-4066
Lounge/theater with live burlesque cabaret shows every Fri & Sat at 10pm and 11:30pm ($20). Otherwise the lounge is open Thur - Sat from 9pm - 4am with live DJs. Food is served and there is no cover. 21 and over. Subway: N, R to 8th St.; 6 to Astor Pl.


Double Happiness, 173 Mott St., btwn Broome & Grand Sts. (212) 941-1282
Incorporating the Chinese and Italian influences of the local neighborhood, this artistically designed lounge is open Sun - Wed from 6pm - 3am and Thur - Sat from 6pm - 4am. 21 and over. Subway: J, M, Z, N, R, 6 to Canal St.


Downtime, 251 W. 30th St., btwn 7th & 8th Aves. (212) 695-2747
This three-level night club boasts live music on the Main floor, plus a DJ dance hall and a Game Room. Live shows include Jazz, Blues, Rock and Pop music. Must be 18 or older to get into the club (with two forms of ID). Open Wed - Sat from 5pm - 4am, and other days for special events. The cover charge is usually $5 after 7:30pm, $10 on Fridays, and $10 - $15 on Saturdays. Subway: 1, 9 to 28th St.


Drinkland, 339 E. 10th St., btwn Ave. A & Ave. B (212) 228-2435
Mostly Drum and Bass and Techno, with guest DJs playing electronics of all kinds. No cover except Sundays ($5). Open Tues - Sat from 6pm - 4am and Sunday from 8pm - 3am. Age 21 and over. Subway: L to 1st Ave.


Eau, 913 Broadway, btwn 20th & 21st Sts. (212) 673-6333
DJs spin all kinds of tunes here all week. Hours: Mon - Fri from 6pm - 4am, Sat from 8pm - 4am. Cover is $10 on Saturday and Thursday after 10pm. Ages 21 and over during the week, but on the weekend they'll turn you away if you're under 23. Subway: N, R to 23rd St.


Edelweiss, 572 11th Ave., btwn 43rd & 44th Sts. (212) 629-1021
A diverse crowd frequents this 10,000 square foot with dance floors on two levels, 3 bars, and a VIP lounge. Open 7 days a week from 8pm until late. $20-$25 cover on weekends, less during the week. No jeans or sneakers. 21 and over. Free parking. Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St.


Exit, 610 W. 56th St., btwn 11th & 12th Aves. (212) 582-8282
Dance the morning away to Hip Hop, Techno, R&B and House music at this 4 level nightclub. You can also chill out in one of their lounge areas if you're too tired to close down the dance floor at 9am. Open Friday from 10pm - 6am (18 and over) and Sat from 10pm - 9am (21 and over). $25 cover. Subway: A, C, B, D, 1, 9 to 59th St.


Filter 14, 432 West 14th St., @ Washington St. (212) 366-5680
House music, garage classics, with classic disco and hip hop thrown in for good measure so you can grove the way you want to in their two lounges or out on the dance floor. 21 and over. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10pm - 3 or 4am. $0 - $10 cover charge. Subways: A,C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th Street; L train to 8th Avenue.


Float, 240 W. 52nd St., btwn 8th Ave. & Broadway (212) 581-0055
A big dance floor and two large lounge areas, one of which overlooks the main floor. DJs play Trance, Funk, Hip Hop, Old School Classics, Techno, and Progressive European Techno. $25 cover. Dress code is Trendy, no jeans, no sneakers. Open Thur - Sat from 11pm - 5am. 21 and over. Subway: B, D, E to 7th Ave.


Flute, 205 West 54th St., btwn 7th Ave. & Broadway (212) 265-5169
This Champagne bar was designed to stay true to it's origins as a 20's speakeasy, with low ceilings and intimate alcoves. They have a large appetizer dinner menu and 100 different kinds of champagne (18 by the flute). DJs and occasional live bands play funky lounge music. Open Mon - Fri from 5pm - 4am, and Sat from 7pm - 4am. Subway: B, D, E to 7th Ave.


Fun, 130 Madison St., btwn Pike & Market Sts. (212) 964-0303
DJs play Electra, Hip Hop, and Techno from 10pm - 4am on Wednesday - Saturday, with special events taking place Sun - Tues. Ages 21 and over. $5 cover. Subway: F to East Broadway


G, 225 W. 19th St., btwn 7th & 8th Aves. (212) 929-1085
Specialty drinks and DJs every day. Open 4pm - 4am. Ages 21 and over. No cover. Subway: C, E to 23rd.


Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St., btwn Wythe & Kent Aves., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718) 782-5188
In addition to the reflecting pool and industrial-chic interior, Galapagos draws the hip Williamsburg crowds for its nightly music, dance, theater, performance art & gallery shows. It costs nothing to get into the bar, but there is often a cover for the back room shows. Performances Tuesday - Saturday. Film Screenings every Sunday and Monday. Hours: Sun - Thur from 6pm - 2am, Fri & Sat 6pm - 4am. Happy hour Monday-Saturday 6pm - 8pm. Ages 21 and over. Subway: L to Bedford Ave.


Gemini Lounge, 221 2nd Ave., btwn 13th & 14th Sts. (212) 254-5260
East Village lounge featuring a cafe in the front Tues - Sat when the weather is warm. Inside a DJ spins House, Hip Hop, Classics, 70s and 80s music. Open Wed - Fri from 5pm - 4am and Sat from 8pm - 4am. $10 cover on the weekend. 21 and over. Subway: L to 3rd Ave.


Gradisca, 126 W. 13th St., btwn 6th & 7th Aves. (212) 691-4886
Restaurant/bar with nightly DJs playing Funk, Hip Hop and Italian Pop. Not a dance club, but people sometimes do get up and shake their booties. Open 6pm - 1am every night. All ages, no cover. Subway: F, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th St.; L to 6th Ave.


Groove, 125 Macdougal St. (at W. 3rd St.) (212) 254-9393
Located just a block from Washington Square, this restaurant/bar has live Rhythm and Blues every night. 21 and over. Open 6pm - 3am during the week, and 6pm - 4am on weekends. Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, Q to West 4th


Guernica, 25 Ave. B, btwn 2nd & 3rd Sts. (212) 674-0984
Restaurant/bar with a downstairs lounge where DJs spin House, Drum & Bass, Trance, 2 Step and Garage music 7 nights a week. Upstairs restaurant open 6pm - 12am, downstairs lounge open 6pm - 3 or 4am. Age 21 and over to get into the lounge. $5 cover after 10pm on the weekend. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.


Halcyon, 227 Smith St., btwn Butler & Douglass Sts.; Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718) 260-9299
Started by three DJs looking for a record store with a homey atmosphere, Halcyon offers a wide selection of vinyl and CDs for sale, plus comfy couches, cafe fair (coffee, beer, wine, sandwiches and goodies), and antiques. DJs play every night, and on Saturday they have a "Record Party" with open turntables for the aspiring and experienced DJs to get their grove on. Open Sun - Thur from 10am - 12am, Fri & Sat from 10am - 2am. No age limit, no cover. Subway: F, G to Bergen St.


Halo, 49 Grove St., btwn 7th Ave. & Bleeker St. (212) 243-8885
Bar, lounge, and restaurant with DJs everynight playing different kinds of music. This place is fairly exclusive, often hosting private celebrity parties, so it's not easy to get in on the weekend. Once you're inside the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great. Open for dinner from 7pm - 10pm, with a late-night menu served until 2am. Doors close at 4am. Ages 21 and over. Subway: 1, 9 to Christopher St.


Headlines, 1678 1st Ave. (212) 426-6309
Never a cover. Sports bar with all the ammenities: TVs, pool table, darts, video games, golf, drink specials, a live DJ, and a lounge in the back. Live Jazz on Thursday night, Turtle races on Wednesday. Cigar friendly. Open M-F 4pm - 4am and Sat & Sun from 12pm - 4am. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St.


Helena's, 432 Lafayette St., btwn 4th St. & Astor Pl. (212) 677-5151
Tapas bar where nightly DJs play Salsa, Merengue, Techno, Latin Rock, Cuban and more. Check out their Spanish Garden in the summer time. Always free. All ages. Open every night from 5pm - 1am (4am on Sat). Subway: N, R to 8th St.; 6 to Astor Pl.


Hell, 59 Jansevoort St., btwn Washington & Greenwich Sts. (212) 727-1666
Live DJs spinning Tuesday - Thursday, with a jukebox for the rest of the week. Open 7pm - 4am every day but Friday when they open at 5pm. 21 and over. Subway: C, E to 14th St.


Hush, 17 W. 19th St., btwn 5th & 6th Ave. (212) 989-HUSH
Supper club with weekly dancing and occasional bands. Dinner served Wednesday - Saturday until 11pm. Happy Hour with 2 for 1 cocktails and complimentary buffet from 5pm - 8pm, Tues - Sat. The club is open Friday and Saturday after 10pm with DJs spinning a mix of dance music in two rooms ($10 - $20, free for ladies before midnight). There is also a Salsa night with lessons on Mondays. 21 and older. Subway: N, R to 23rd St.


Ice Bar, 528 Canal St., btwn Washington St. & West Side Hwy. (212) 226-2602
Lounge bar with House, Trance, and the usual DJ party mix. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 7pm - 4am. No cover. 21 and over. Subway: 1, 9 to Canal St.


Izzy Bar, 166 1st Ave. at 10th St. (212) 228-0444     (see events)
A bi-level bar with DJ's and live bands every night. Styles include House, Techno, Funk, Latin, Armenian, World Vibes, and more. Open 7pm - 4am every day, usually with a $5 cover. Ages 21 and over. Subway: L to 1st Ave.; 6 to Astor Pl.


Jet Lounge, 286 Spring St., btwn Hudson & Verick Sts. (212) 929-4780
230 capacity nightclub with an upstairs lounge open Wed - Sun from 10pm - 4am. DJs change week to week, but Thursday is usually R&B and House music, and Fri/Sat are Trance & Hip Hop. 21 and over. Subway: C, E to Spring St.


Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., btwn 4th St. & Astor Pl. (212) 539-8770     (see events)
Tucked into the back of the Public Theater, the pub serves food, drinks and eclectic entertainment, from poetry to puppetry to jazz and cabaret acts. Smoking is permitted and seating is general admission at tables, couches and the bar, so come early. Ticket prices vary. Hours: 6pm - 4am, with a pre-theater prix fix dinner from 6 - 7:30 and full dinner menu available until 1am. Subway: N, R to 8th St.; 6 to Astor Pl.


Joy, 253 West 28th St., btwn 7th & 8th Ave. (212) 244-3005
This Chelsea Club has a Red Room, Blue Room, VIP area and parties Thursday - Saturday from 10pm - 4am (available for private parties). DJs play Hip Hop, House, Classics, or Funk/Disco. $5 - $15 cover. Proper attire required. Subway: 1, 9 to 28th St.; C, E to 23rd St.


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