21 7th Ave South (at Leroy St) 212-463-0700. 7pm-4am. 1 to Christopher, ACEBDFV to W 4th. Average drink $12.
This nightclub has its own cult following. Frequent live music acts haunt the spacious upstairs, which also doubles as a dance hall when DJs get their turn. The first floor shimmers in Art Deco beauty, lit up by the prominent bar. With a more relaxed door than most nearby hotspots, the party starts to jump around midnight. The scene is not to be missed for those who favor rock and electric, though the crowd has long graduated college. Robot Rock Friday nights are a must.