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Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., btwn Broadway & Church St. (212) 219-3055     (see events)
Wide ranging musical tastes continue to drive the beat at the Knitting Factory. Cutting Edge music combined with great acoustic performances make this place a favorite. There are three performance spaces: the Knitting Factory, the KnitActive Sound Stage, and the Old Office. Cover: $8 and up. All ages, but you need ID to drink. Subway: A, C, E, N, R, 6 to Canal St.; 1, 9 to Franklin St.

Lava Lounge, 1134 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065 Tel: 646-739-8219
Lava offers dining and drinking in any of their four theme rooms. $10 - $15 cover on Fri & Sat. 21 and over. Subway: F, N, R to 23rd St.

Leopard Lounge, 248 E. 5th St., @ 2nd Ave. (212) 253-2222
Downstairs is Sin Sin, the Irish bar/lounge, and upstairs is the Leopard Lounge where a live DJ spins Funk, Hip Hop and more every night. Open 12pm - 4am every day. Happy Hour 1pm - 8pm (until 10pm on Thur). Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Light, 123 E 54th St New York, NY 10022 b/t Park Ave & Lexington Ave Midtown East (212) 625-9121
This fairly recent addition to the mid-town scene has a relaxed atmosphere, an extensive martini selection , and a light food menu. DJs spin House music and more every night. Open Mon - Sat from 4pm - 4am. 21 and over. Subway: 6 to 50th St.; E, F to Lexington.

Limelight, 660 Sixth Ave. @ 20th Street. (212) 807-7780
The famous converted church club has finally reopened! The balconies are great for people watching and the stained glass windows add a uniquely surreal touch. 5 rooms playing different kinds of music. Cover: $25. Hours: Wed - Sun 10pm-4am. Must be 18 or older. Subway: F, N, R to 23rd St.

La Linea, 15 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA (212) 777-1571
Every night DJs spin a blend of House, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, and everything in between. Happy Hour from 3pm - 9pm, open until 4am. Ages 21 and over. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Liquids, 266 E. 10th St., btwn 1st Ave. & Ave. A (212) 677-1717
Open every night at 6pm. Subway: L to 1st Ave.

Lotos, 5 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065, USA +1 212-737-7100
Restaurant, lounge, nightclub with DJs playing House, Hip Hop, Soul and more every night. Dinner is served from 6pm - 11pm and the club stays open until 4am. Sometimes there's a $10 - $20 cover. Dress nice. Ages 21 and over. Subway: C, E to 14th St.

Ludlow Bar, 165 Lulow St., btwn Houston & Rivington St. (212) 353-0536
Open 6pm - 4am every night, playing House, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Reggae. There's a $3 cover on Friday and Saturday after 11pm. 21 and over only. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Club Macanudo, 26 E. 63rd St., btwn Park & Madison Aves. (212) 752-8200
Restaurant/lounge with a sophisticated crowd of real cigar afficionados. It looks like a private club, but all connoissures of fine food, cigars and beverages are welcome. You can even lease a private humidor to keep your Cohibas fresh and tasty. Subway: B, Q to Lexington.

Madame X, 94 W. Houston St., btwn LaGuardia Pl. & Thompson St. (212) 539-0808
Lounge open 5pm - 4am during the week and 6pm - 4am on Saturday and Sunday. There's free live Jazz Sun - Wed from 7pm - 11pm, and DJs Thursday through Saturday ($5 after 10pm). Ages 21 and over. Subway: B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette; 6 to Bleeker.

Mercury Lounge, 217 Houston St. at Essex St. (212) 260-4700     (see events)
Bands play in a simple brick space with a great sound system at the back of the bar. The music is mostly Indie Rock and Pop. Box office hours: 12 - 7pm Mon-Sat, shows start at 7pm. Cover is around $7 - $15 and it is usually ages 21 and over only. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.; J, M, Z to Essex St.

Naked Lunch, 17 Thompson Street, corner of Thompson & Grand (212) 343-0828
70's, Funk, R&B, Motown, Soul, and new music. A weekend cover of $5 - $7. Open Tues - Fri from 5pm - close, Sat from 9pm - 4am. 21 and up. Subway: A, C, E, 1, 9 to Canal St.

Niagara, 112 Ave. A, @ 7th St. (212) 420-9517
Lounge/bar upstairs and a tiki bar downstairs with a dance floor and frozen drinks. Occasioanlly there is a $5 cover downstairs. DJs play everything from 50's Rockabilly to 80's Punk. Open 2pm - 4am on weekends, 4pm - 4am during the week (Happy Hour every day until 8pm). 21 and over only. No baseball hats, no sneakers. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Nowbar, 22 7th Ave. South, @ Leroy St. (212) 293-0323
Open Wed - Sun from 10pm - 4am. Subway: 1, 9 to Houston St.

One51, 151 E. 50th St., btwn Lexington & 3rd Aves. (212) 753-1144
Supper club in a beautiful 1920's opera house. Open for dancing Wed - Sat from 11pm - 4am. Open for dinner Tues - Sat from 6pm - 11pm. DJ plays all kinds of dance music including Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, and Classics. 21 and over. Cover varies, usually $20 - $25. Subway: E, F to Lexington Ave.; 6 to 51st St.

Opium Den, 29 E. 3rd St., btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave. (212) 505-7344
Open Mon - Sat from 8pm - 4am. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.; 6 to Astor Pl.

Ozone Bar and Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave., btwn 89th & 90th Sts. (212) 860-8950
This bar has a lounge in the back room with candle light and couches where DJs play Jazz, Acid Jazz and Hip Hop on the weekend. Open 4pm - 2am during the week and 4pm - 4am on the weekend. 21 and over. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St.

Parkside Lounge, 317 Houston St., @ Attorney St. (212) 673-6270
Carpeted lounge with a stage in the back room where, among other things, they host a live salsa band every Friday. You can stand up and boogey if you want to, but it's not really a dance club. Open 7 days a week from 1pm - 4am. 21 and over. No cover (2 drink min.) Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Plant Bar, 217 E. 3rd St., btwn Ave. B & Ave. C (212) 375-9066
This bar has DJs every night spinning electronic music, and there's never a cover. Open 6:30 - late. 21 and over. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Pulse, 226 E. 54th St., btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves. (212) 688-5577
This Nightclub plays host to promotional events of all kinds, so their schedule and music is different all the time. Sometimes they even have live bands. They are always open Friday and Saturday until 4:30am. Cover is usually $10 - $15. Age 23 and older for women, 25 and older for men. Subway: E, F to Lexington Ave.; 6 to 51st St.

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