425 Lafayette St., New York, New York
This East Village nightclub slash cabaret is a fashionable downtown venue with live musical entertainment: deejays, salsa bands, international music, and jazz.
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St., New York, New York
With everything from Afropop to indie rock to Icelandic folk to an improved Charlie Parker sax show, the performances wafting up from the neo-Baroque-bedecked basement are always inspired.
610 W. 56th St., New York, NY
What was once a midtown nightclub called EXIT is now Terminal 5, one of New York’s favorite places to take in a concert.