Club in East Village & Lower East Side

Like a secret bunker hidden beneath the ever-gentrifying streets of the East Village, Berlin is a throwback to the neighborhood's more riotous days of wildness and dancing. Once you find the unmarked entrance, head downstairs to the grotto-like space with vaulted brick ceilings, a long bar and tiny dancefloor, with funk and rare grooves spilling all around.

It draws a fun, bohemian crowd: a mix of class and trash, with little pretension. It's small and can get crowded, so brace yourself.