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The 5 Best Latin Clubs In New York

March 22, 2012 1:00 PM

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Add a little Latin flavor to your life and try salsa dancing at a hot Latin club. So, bust out the dancing shoes and cut a rug at the best Latin clubs in New York.
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Club Cache

221 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
(347) 385-6745

Price: $11 cover

Thursday night at Club Cache is famous for its intense and fun salsa dancers. The club is filled with people from different backgrounds coming together to shake their culos on the dance floor. There is of course salsa music and dancing on other nights of the week, but Thursday is the most famous night at the club. Sit and watch all the talent on the dance floor, and then join in yourself when you get brave enough. The cover charge and bar are cash only, so bring enough cash to get in and wet your whistle.

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LQ Nightclub

511 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10171
(212) 593-7575

LQ stands for Latin Quater, and this club is definitely rocking the Latin beats in New York City. The club is spread over more than 15,000 square feet, which is a gigantic space for Manhattan. There are two different VIP areas and the nonstop dancing is spread among two floors at this mega-club. Come early to taste some of the delicious bites on the menu, including miniature roe-covered shrimp dumplings. Don’t expect the dancing to get hot until midnight, when New Yorkers shows up to drink, dance and be seen.

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Copacabana New York

268 West 47th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 239-2672
The Copacabana, often referred to as “The Copa,” is a famous New York club that has been around since November 1940. Harry Bellafonte, Sam Cooke, and Sammy Davis Jr. are just a few of the famous names that have performed at The Copa since its opening. Today it is still a popular Latin Club, and has live performances and DJs almost every night. Please note that the club enforces a strict dress code requiring gentlemen to wear button-down shirts, slacks and hard bottom shoes. Absolutely no sneakers, construction boots or head wear of any kind.

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Columbus 72

246 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 769-1492

There are two different dance “rooms” at Columbus 72 – a Latin Fusion room and a Club Room playing popular top 40 hits. Friday nights are always hopping at this club because it’s Latin Fusion night with a live band as well as a DJ playing after you get off work. Dance to Bachata, merengue, Brazilian, Reggaeton, R&B, Hip Hop, Salsa, top 40 tunes, as well as the classics. This event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the dancing continues until the wee hours of the morning in the two club rooms.

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Iguana New York

240 West 54th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 765-5454
Iguana is a delicious Mexican restaurant that just happens have a caliente Latin dance club in-house. Come early and enjoy dinner before heading down to the lounge to dance the night away. The bar is famous for an authentic margarita on the rocks, which will be a great source of liquid courage to get out on the dance floor. The crowd is of mixed ages and backgrounds, making for memorable nights at the Iguana.

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Jessica Costello is a freelance writer and a wide-eyed New Yorker. She has a degree in Journalism and can’t wait to see what New York City will dish up next. Her work can be found at

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