NYC Lounges: R - Z

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The Raven Cafe, 194 Ave. A, @ 12th St. (212) 529-4712
This East Village bar has DJs every night playing Goth, Reggae, Experimental and Punk tunes. Open 7 days a week, Noon - 4am. Age 21 and over. No cover. Subway: L to 1st Ave.

Rubber Monkey, 279 Church St., @ White St. (212) 219-0225
On the first floor they have a Pub/lounge with a back room where they serve food and have a stage set up (check out open mic Mondays!). Downstairs is the dance floor and a second lounge. DJs spin everything from New House to Classics to Hip Hop. Open every day from 5pm - late. Happy Hour during the week from 5pm - 10pm. Sunday is Gay Night. Subway: A, C, E, N, R, 1, 9, 6 to Canal St.

Sala One Nine NYC, 35 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011, USA +1 212-229-2300
Spanish restaurant/lounge serving tapas and music daily from 6pm - 4am. The lounge is open Wednesday through Saturday with DJs and available other nights for private parties. Schedule: Latin/Brazilian on Wednesday, Trip Hop on Thursday, laid-back Hip Hop/Salsa/Latin on Friday, and on Saturday they turn up the dance music. No cover. Must be 21 or older to get into the lounge. Subway: F to 2nd Ave., 6 to Astor Pl.

Sapphire, 249 Eldridge St., btwn Houston & Stanton Sts. (212) 777-5153
Small dance club (180 cap.) playing a combo of House, Classics, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Soul. Open 7pm - 4am every night with a 7 - 10pm Happy Hour. 21 and over. Cover: $5 after 10pm on Fri & Sat, $3 on Sun, and just a dollar on Monday and Tuesday. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Shampu, 9 Ave. A, btwn 1st & 2nd Sts. (646) 602-2590
Bar/restaurant/lounge open Tues - Sat from 9pm - 4am. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Shine, 285 W. Broadway, @ Canal St. (212) 941-0900     (see events)
Primarily an eclectic DJ nightclub with occasional live music. Check out their Live Roots Reggae Sundays ($3). Cover is usually $10 - $20. Ages 21 and over. Hours are from 9 or 10pm - 4am. Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to Canal St.

Sin Sin, 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.

The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St., @ Stanton St. (212) 253-7246
Restaurant/lounge whose main attractions are the Burlesque shows that take place on the Victorian style stage throughout the week (8pm; $0 - $5). They also have mellow DJ music on Mondays and Jazz on Wednesdays. 21 and older. Open for dinner from 7pm - 12am during the week, 7pm - 1am on the weekend. The bar stays open until 2am on weekdays and 4am on the weekend. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Soha, South of Harlem, 988 Amsterdam Ave., btwn 108th & 109th Sts. (212) 678-0098
An Uptown Lounge/Gallery with a pool table. Open 7 nights, 4 p.m. - 4 a.m., Happy Hour until 7pm. On the weekend DJs spin upbeat Funk, Soul, 80's, and Classics. During the week it's a more experimental feel with some Trip Hop, Pop and more. No cover, 21 and over. Subway: B, C, 1, 9 to 100th St.

Spa, 76 East 13th St., btwn Broadway and 4th. (212) 388-1060
Featuring two dance rooms plus table service where you can choose from a whole menu of different waters (hence the name). Open Tues - Sat from 10pm - 4am. Check out DJ Mark Ronson spinning Hip Hop on Tuesdays and Fridays. Otherwise the music varies. 21 and over. Cover charge is around $20. You won't get in wearing fur. Subway: L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St.-Union Sq.

Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btwn Broadway & 8th Ave. (212) 517-4065
The famous and infamous nightclub is back in business every Thur - Sat from 10pm - 4am. Tables are available for a $500 min. with bottle service only. DJs spin an ecclectic club mix. $25 cover. Age 21 and over. Dress code is "Spectacular." Subway: B, D, E to 7th Ave.; N, R to 57th St.

Swim, 146 Orchard St., btwn Rivington & Stanton Sts. (212) 673-0799
Subway: F to 2nd Ave.

Tja, 301 Church St., @ Walker St. (212) 226-8900
Alternative restaurant featuring modern Scandinavian/Asian fusion food and a variety of possible dining experiences, from shared tables to low lounge tables, to straight-up old restaurant style. There is a bar and DJs play a mix of sensual European Garage and Ethnic music. Live jazz on Sundays. Open every day at 6pm. Kitchen closes at 12am on weekdays and 1am on weekends, while the bar stays open later. Subway: A, C, E to Canal St.

True, 28 E. 23rd St., btwn Madison & Park Aves. (212) 254-6117
Medium sized alternative club with two floors, a downstairs lounge, and a small stage. Current regular parties are: Latin on Mon, Latin (with dance lessons) on Tues, Fetish on Wed, Goth (18 and older) on Thur, Retro Rock on Fri, and what has been called the best Lesbian party in town every Saturday. Cover is $8 - $12. Usually ages 21 and over. Opens between 8 & 10pm. Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St.

Venue, 165 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710, USA +1 800-215-3858
Two dance floors and a lounge showcase the sounds of there different DJs. Services include a coat check, catering, and private parties. Open every day from 7pm - 4am. Must be 24 or older. No cover. Dress code is casual, casual neat, and smart. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.

Veruka, 525 Broome St., btwn Thompson St. & 6th Ave. (212) 625-1717
DJs play Hip Hop and Pop music every night between 9pm - 4am. No cover. 21 and over. Subway: C, E to Spring St.

Void, 16 Mercer St., @ Canal St. (212) 941-6492
Multimedia lounge with DJs spinning every Wed - Sat from 8pm - 3am and Sun from 6pm - 1am. They also have films on Wednesday evenings, as well as digital video workshops Sun - Tues from 5pm - 10pm. No cover, no dress code. 21 and over. Subway: J, M, Z, N, R, 6 to Canal St.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., btwn 3rd & 4th Aves. (212) 353-1600
Each of the four floors is geared toward a different crowd with a different type of music. Thursday is ladies night; reduced admission. 19 and over on Friday nights only. Open Wed-Sat 10pm-5am, Thurs-Sat for dancing. Visit their website for coupons ( Subway: L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St.-Union Sq.

Wetlands, 161 Hudson St. near Laight St. (212) 386-3600
Another great club featuring eclectic live bands every night, plus a downstairs lounge. They also have an environmental activism center and sponsor city events promoting a more eco-friendly outlook on the city. Shows are generally 18 and over, sometimes all ages, and the cover is usually $8 - $15. Hours: 8pm - late (2am - 4am). Subway: 1, 9 to Canal.

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