Best Dance Clubs in Washington Heights

Best Dance Clubs in Washington Heights

The nightlife in Washington Heights has transformed and evolved through the years. Some of the hottest DJs venture to Upper Manhattan to delight partygoers with the best Latin, hip-hop, and reggae music. Check out the best dance clubs in Washington Heights and get ready to dance the night away!

Cliff New York

440 West 202nd Street

Cliff New York has a huge dance floor, a modern design, and is reminiscent of a Las Vegas nightclub. It also happens to be one of the biggest dance clubs uptown. Cliff is also the perfect club in which to celebrate a birthday. They offer special packages for private events that include special bottle selection and exclusive seating. The DJ’s play all kinds of music to keep everyone dancing throughout the night. They play Latin, reggaeton, hip-hop, trap, and even R&B. There are also dancers that perform on the tabletops and put on an entertaining show. Some NFL pro players have partied at Cliff so you know a good time is guaranteed!

Best Dance Clubs in Washington Heights

Playroom NYC

3964 10th Ave.

Playroom NYC is located in Inwood. This upscale club has a state-of-the-art sound system and an uber cool atmosphere. The dress code is business casual and asks for ladies to wear heels and for guys to not wear any athletic gear. They also host special themed nights on the weekends. They also bring in guest DJ’s to spin music that offers something for everyone from Top 40 hits to R&B and hip-hop. Forget about the stress of the week and enjoy a night full of excitement at the festive Playroom!


104 Dyckman St.

Castro is Washington Heights’ premier bar for Uptown’s LGBTQ community. This dance club offers a slice of Chelsea nightlife in the heart of Upper Manhattan. They also host different themed nights throughout the week. The most popular party is called “S.O.S.” and it takes place on Fridays. On Tuesdays, “Kinky Heels” nights see the staff dressing up in drag as drag queens also take the stage to perform. The music tends to be varied with a bit of a Caribbean influence to reflect the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots. Head to Castro if you’re looking for a welcoming place where you can also let your hair down!

Best Dance Clubs in Washington Heights

Fantastic Lounge

238 Sherman Ave.

Fantastic is a restaurant during the day and turns into a trendy lounge at night. This means you can grab some bites to eat before dancing starts at midnight. The lounge has a modern and open dance floor where DJ’s also spin some of today’s hottest hits: from hip-hop and Top 40 to mainstream and Latin. The atmosphere is relaxed and the dress code is decidedly casual. There’s also bottle service and hookah available. The staff is also attentive and the bartenders prepare some mean cocktails to keep your spirits up all night long. Fantastic is always fantastic choice for those looking to enjoy a fun night out!

El Tina Bar

500 W. 207th St.

El Tina Bar is a trendy Latin nightclub that also features live music bands playing bachata, merengue, and salsa. The venue has an old school charm that also makes patrons feel like they’re in the heart of the Dominican Republic. The club’s spacious lounge makes it the perfect hang out spot for large groups. You can also rent out areas of the lounge for private events which is nice if you’re celebrating a special occasion like a birthday. Head to El Tina Bar today and dance like there’s no tomorrow!

Related Posts

The following two tabs change content below.

Edgar Catasus

Edgar is a a film fanatic, a food lover, and an Upper West Side enthusiast. After working in PR and marketing in Chicago, he is pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. He loves photography and on his spare time you can find him hiking or biking the great outdoors (while also snapping some pretty awesome Instagram pics!).

Latest posts by Edgar Catasus (see all)

Local Sponsors