Bossa Nova Civic Club

Club in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Yet another reason why you never need to leave Brooklyn, this smallish hole-in-the-wall club is a great place to get your groove on, with DJs spinning a wide mix of sounds in a (somewhat) tropical-themed interior. Great sound system, fairly priced drinks (at least as far as clubs are concerned) and snacks available when hunger strikes (empanadas, slow-cooked pork, arepas).

Draws a celebratory crowd that's ready to dance. It's free Monday to Thursday, $10 cover on Friday and Saturday.