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The 7 Best Nightclubs in Long Island City, NYC

The 7 Best Nightclubs in Long Island City, NYC
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New Yorkers from all over the five boroughs flock to Long Island City because it offers beautiful sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. But LIC’s nightlife is an attraction worth seeing too. Check out the deejayed parties and dance venues that have put this buzzy New York City neighborhood on the map.

L.I.C. Bar

Bar, American, $$$
L.I.C. Bar is always a good idea. This neighborhood spot is dog-friendly and shows sports on its TV, and on Sundays during the summer, it hosts popular dance parties soundtracked by live music. As for the other six days of the week, the L.I.C. Bar is roomy (and relaxed!) enough to accommodate your desire to dance at any time.
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Warm Up at MoMA PS1

Museum
MoMA PS1 Warm Up
MoMA PS1 Warm Up | © jeffrey montes / Flickr
Each summer, the Big Apple’s hottest dance parties take place in a setting you wouldn’t expect. Consider MoMA PS1’s Warm Up, the world-famous art institution’s most experimental exhibition yet. Live performances by international DJs and musicians, floor space featuring life-size art installations, and an outdoor dance party make for one of MoMA’s greatest masterpieces.
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Bungalo Lounge Bar

Bar, American, $$$
Admission to Bungalo Lounge Bar earns patrons a free drink voucher, which they’ll need in order to keep hydrated after a spin on the club’s energetic dance floor. When a break is necessary, hookah and Buddha-themed décor, not to mention live DJ performances and themed playlists, continue the fun.
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ICON

Bar, Gay Bar, American, $$$
ICON
ICON | © ICON
Technically, this beloved Queens gay bar is in LIC-adjacent Astoria, but its weekend dance parties and perfect five-star Yelp rating earn it a spot on your radar. At ICON’s Friday and Saturday night parties, LGBTQ New Yorkers and their allies dance to tunes from live DJs while drag divas Jan Sport and Rosé emcee.
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These recommendations were updated on June 18, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.