Nightlife

Weeknight Parties

Because Two Days Isn’t Enough

By Geoff Rynex

Joy. It’s important. It’s joyful. And it’s frequently found at parties. It’s an issue though that sometimes we feel obligated to keep our joy-seeking to Friday and Saturday nights. It’s a burden we want to free you from. And so we’ve collected our favorite weeknight parties, and put them right here.

Sunday
Battle Hymn at Flash Factory

Battle Hymn at Flash Factory

The Scene: The best techno and EDM DJs that nightlife legend Ladyfag can assemble in a place that feels a whole lot like a church devoted to dancing.
Keywords: Legendary DJ pop-ins, religious experiences, mysterious pills

Sundays, 10pm-3am, $10-20, Flash Factory, 229 W 28th St (between 7th and 8th), 212-929-9070

Monday
ESO!! Mondays at Bembe

ESO!! Mondays at Bembe

The Scene: All kinds of Latin music and graduate-level dancing in a tucked-away South Williamsburg favorite.
Keywords: Salsa, merengue, dancehall, drinks with umbrellas

Mondays, 10pm-4am, Bembe, 81 S 6th St (at Berry), Brooklyn, 718-387-5389

Tuesday
Tuesday Baby Tuesday at Up & Down

Tuesday Baby Tuesday at Up & Down

The Scene: Glowing stalactites, a hip-hop bent, the more-than-occasional celebrity and you dancing at what is the longest continuous nightlife event in New York, now on 14th at Up & Down.
Keywords: Until daylight, neon living, probable sick day

Tuesdays, 11pm, Up & Down, 244 W 14th St (between 7th and 8th), 212-242-4411

Wednesday
BYOVinyl at Garret East

BYOVinyl at Garret East

The Scene: Aside from the relaxed cocktail lounge vibe, this one’s kind of up to you. You bring in your own vinyl, they give you a shot.
Keywords: Classics, audiophiles, music snobs welcome

Thursday
Open Decks at Lot45

Open Decks at Lot45

The Scene: You on the ones and twos at a rowdy Bushwick cocktail spot, at least three friends to cheer you on, and an after-party for you to cool down and collect praise. 
Keywords: Practice, do a good job, no pressure

Thursdays, 7pm-2am, Lot45, 411 Troutman St (between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas), Brooklyn, 347-505-9155

Geoff Rynex is the only person named Geoff Rynex in the history of mankind. He would rather have the best burger than the best steak, likes hearing bartender stories and spends too much money on clothes.

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