NY Nightlife: The Scene

The hottest clubs, coolest bars, and everything in between.

For all dates, times and locations, see the Nightlife Listings.


The weather outside might still be frightful, but at least you can stay warm at Winter Heat, Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual soiree for women, Mar 13 at new night spot Touch. Experience an incredible evening of socializing and dancing with other socially conscious gals while supporting the Pride Agenda in its fight to secure equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers.

Touch, which opened in late 2007, is an expansive, three-floor dance club and lounge located in Times Square. Smoky eyes are the perfect look for this sexy spot, which is lined with plush purple banquettes, smooth silver booths and shimmering black staircases. As you head to the bar for fabulous cocktails, touch it—every time you do so, the color of the bar top changes. Also, take a look at the walls, which project changing sceneries and tree-like simulations.

Not only does the night promise to be hotter than ever, but proceeds from your ticket support Pride Agenda, New York’s statewide LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization. They work toward creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial and economic justice.

Turn to our A&E Listings for more details on this spectacular party.


Some of the most noted and talented DJs in the community have been tapped to appear at Hudson Heels’ newest party, Taboo tHERsdays, which began earlier this month. Hope and DJ Charo’s after-work bashes have always been known for their beautiful women, and the hot beats that make them dance. Now on a new night, Taboo tHERsdays, which are on, well, Thursdays, are bringing the fun uptown, to Hudson Heights’ fabulous No Parking lounge. With a two-for-one happy hour, this party is perfect for the ladies looking to start their weekend early.


Wednesday nights at Cattyshack just became a little bit sweeter. Sugah Showcase is a weekly spectacular that will feature a wide range of lesbian performers from burlesque artists to comedians to singers and one-act drama-filled scenes. Sugah Showcase, produced by Jove Baian/Cirrah productions (the ladies behind the famed Cirrah Fridays), is the creative vision of Ms. Sugah (Sarah M.). She is known for amazing chorography, imaginative costume design and superior stage presence. Anyone who’s witnessed her hot hot hot fire dance knows just how tantalizing this performer can be. The promoters say that Sugah Showcase “is an event that everyone can enjoy being a part of. It’s a very relaxed vibe for unwinding after school or work, whether you are alone or with friends. This show will be outfitted with wonderful visual and aural goodness that sets the tone for a perfect environment to eat, drink and enjoy the show and still get home before bed time.” How sweet Sugah is!


We’ve always loved Girlnation at Nation, and now the Girlnation girls are going down…downtown NYC that is. The last Friday of every month DJ Stacy will make you shake your groove thang at the chic LES spot China 1. Make sure to bring your ID and your sexiest dancing shoes because the ladies and the tunes will usher in your weekend with true flair. This party will be what you need to top off your month complete with bangin’ beats, hot women and beautiful décor.


Pick any evening at Rubyfruit this month for fun, fun and more fun in NYC’s trendy West Village. Get through Monday madness with the hilarious standup comedy of “Dykes on the Mic” from 8 to 10pm. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Tango and Art Salons will satisfy your artsy side and feed your inner culture vulture. From karaoke with Lisa Love on Thursday to DJs Stacy and Susan Levine on Friday and Saturday nights, your groove will be on till the wee hours. Wind down from all that fun with a relaxing Sunday brunch hosted by Jerry Scott. Spend Sunday night with the ladies of The L Word. Just be sure to bring your friends because there is nothing better than spending quality time in the cozy bar we like to call “Cheers for queers.”

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