You can find a salsa club in New York on just about any corner. New York is one of the hottest spots on the East Coast for salsa dancing. Mambo (On2) is prevelant at these salsa clubs, but you will also find a mix of On1 dancers. Most of the Latin dance clubs in New York City are classy, so remember to dress to impress!
Another important tip: Be sure to call ahead to make sure that there is Latin dancing before you go. Information frequently changes at dance clubs.
Check the list below to find a salsa club in New York.
Club Cache – http://www.clubcachenyc.com
Location:221 W 46th St, NYC NY
Thursdays 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Music: DJ, Lots of Classic Salsa & Mambo with some Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata
Comments: Salsa Mambo instructor every week. Features a Top in Salsa Performance and a few other dance styles Every Week. You must experience the hottest weekly salsa club party in NYC! Even if you do not dance it is the most sensual and visual treat of real soul salsa dancing in New York City.
Update 5/19/2006 – I just came back from Club Cache. This is one hot salsa club in New York with a lot of good dancers. The performances are fabulous too. The FREE lesson was very very basic and slow – good for first time salsa dancers. Remember to check their website for coupons. I used a $4 Cache coupon so I only had to pay $7. If you come before 10:30 pm, you might as well park in one of the garages as it is hard to find parking. Parking cost $25 + tip, but was well worth it to take away the aggravation of waiting in NY traffic.
Copacabana – http://www.copacabanany.com
Location: 268 W 47th St.,(Corner of 8th Ave), NY NY 10036
Cost: $20 Cover/$4 Coat check plus tips.
When: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10 PM – 5AM.
Music: Bachata, Cumbia, Dance, Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Latin, Merengue, Reggaeton, Rock, Salsa
Comments: Dress your finest at this salsa club in New York. Make your way up to the second floor to enter the club for $20 and a pat down. Leave your coat in the car if you want to avoid the $4 coat check. On the Friday night that we went, there was a live band playing on the second floor. Most of the music was salsa, with some bachata and cha cha cha. On the third floor, you’ll find a mix of reggaeton, bachata, and hip-hop. The crowd on the second floor is an older crowd, but go farther up and you’ll find the younger dancers.
Ballybay Pub Night Club
Location:550 Richmond Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204
Cost: $7 for Beginner Lesson, $5 for Dancing
When: Friday, 8:15 PM Beginner Lesson, 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM dancing
Music: Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Reggaeton
Comments: Dress code casual. THE place to go salsa dancing in Syracuse on Fridays.
If you know of another salsa club in New York that is not listed here, please let us know about it!