The 3 Best Hip Hop clubs in NYC

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It was all a dream… I used to read Word Up magazine, Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine! If you haven’t heard this FAMOUS SONG, then this post probably isn’t for you. There’s a new party phenomenon that is sweeping the city we live in and love, the Hip-Hop Club! In a city like NYC, it’s only natural there that there are tons hip-hop parties to choose from every night of the week or weekend. The music, the lights, the energy and more inspire those people who attend these events to have the most fun they can have. Hip-Hop has always been choice music for partygoers, especially in its birthplace, New York City.  We’ve compiled a list of the 3 top hip hop clubs in NYC that boast DJs who play the best contemporary Hip-Hop, Reggae, and R&B. These 3 hip-hop clubs are as bright and fun as the lights that decorate them. Check them out here:


1. Motivo (Friday Night)

3 Best Hip Hop Clubs in NYC - Motivo

On a Friday night, you’ll be immersed in the supreme music of DJ Boof also known as Da Shutdown. DJ Boof is a Brooklyn-born New Yorker who draws a lot of his inspiration from turntable legends Tony Touch, Master Flex and DJ Mr. Cee, the masters of all things hip-hop.MOTIVO, formerly known as Crimson, is a huge venue with over 14,000 square feet of space to dance and socialize, a state of the art sound system, and an upscale look and ambience. The space has been remodeled and renovated since it’s days as Crimson and is now recognized as the best hip hop club in the Gramercy and Flatiron part of New York City. With its “industrial chic” décor and 2 large divided rooms, MOTIVO offers you 3 bars to choose from for your drinking pleasure and bottle service with several large sections of seating.

Motivo, 915 Broadway, New York, NY, 10010


2. Katra

3 Best Hip Hop Clubs in NYC - Katra
This two-floor venue never fails to deliver on its promise of a memorable Friday night out on the town. Prepare to mix and mingle with a mature and diverse crowd that’s always ready to have a great time. When you enter KATRA you’ll be taken to a world outside of New York City, with all the furnishings being brought back from Morocco and inspired by all things Mediterranean. Pillow covered couches and intimate nooks are ubiquitous throughout the lounge. Take
a vacation from the craziness of life and spend your Friday in a magical land far far away, that right in your backyard!With cocktails that are a flavorful must and great DJs playing music well into the night, you can have your cake and eat it too. KATRA is the perfect venue to enjoy bottle service and private seating with any size group of friends. At KATRA you’ll enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Quiz and DJ Get Loose. In addition to KATRA, DJ Get Loose has performed at dozens of other NYC nightclubs, as well as in Miami, Dallas, and his home state of New Jersey. He has also performed abroad in the Dominican Republic and Bermuda.

Katra, 217 Bowery, New York, NY 10002


3. Taj

3 Best Hip Hop Clubs in NYC - Taj
TAJ is a hookah lounge designed as if you were spending your night in the middle of India. Here, they have an elegant and refined décor and play versatile music such as Hip Hop, Reggae, old school, and Top 40 hits. TAJ’s dynamic layout is extremely comfortable and inviting and sets the stage for a high-energy party every time you walk through its doors. DJ Get Live makes his weekly appearance there on Saturday and always gives the crowd unique and energetic music to experience their nights too. Are you a salsa fan? On Monday night, TAJ hosts a live band and excellent salsa dancers for an enchanting performance. If you care to brush up on your dance moves, the dancers offer lessons to the crowd after their performance.

Taj 48 W. 21st Street, New York, NY 10010


To find the best NYC hip hop club for your next party, check out our NYC venues page.


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