New York City’s Finest Nightlife — Must-Visit Punk & Goth Bars & Clubs of NYC - Too Fast

New York City’s Finest Nightlife — Must-Visit Punk & Goth Bars & Clubs of NYC

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New York City’s Finest Nightlife — Must-Visit Punk & Goth Bars & Clubs of NYC

Hitting the Manhattan area soon? Want to have a ready list of sweet spots to check out? We curated some suggestions to kick things off. Have fun!

Grab your leather jacket, lace up those boots, and join the music and dance revolution happening in New York’s sickest goth/punk/alternative venues. In this city that never sleeps, you’ll be rockin’ the nightlife like nowhere else on the planet!


Goth Club Atmosphere


The Scene

Step into the dark and edgy world of New York City's goth, punk, and alt bar and club scene today! This thriving underground subculture is all about embracing eclectic, loud style and rocking out to the coolest alternative beats.

With a history that traces back to the rebellious days of CBGB and Max's Kansas City, the scene has evolved into a wild and diverse playground for goth and punk souls. From the iconic clubs in the heart of the East Village to the happening spots in Williamsburg and Bushwick, you'll find yourself surrounded by the sounds of gothic rock, post-punk, and industrial awesomeness.

Get ready to unleash your creativity, connect with like-minded souls, and dive headfirst into a world where black reigns supreme and individuality is celebrated.

The Venues

This is a mix of bars and nightclubs — so something for everyone. Each has unique qualities and a distinctive personality. All have good reviews or cult followings. You’ll just have to go see for yourself how stellar they really are!

Some of these places aren’t always dedicated goth or punk hot spots — they just host special events that are what every little alt person’s dreams are made of. The bits below that are in (), indicate the goth/punk events that bar/club is known for (but they may have additional bookings that are of interest, too).

Bar / Club


Baker Falls (Coming 2023)


Clockwork Bar

Punk, rock

Double Down Saloon

Punk, goth


Heavy metal, punk, alternative rock

Madame X


Mercury Lounge (Red Party)

Indie rock, alternative

Saint Vitus Bar (Underworld; Synthcide)

Heavy metal, punk, goth, alternative rock



Talon Bar (SVMMON)

Goth, dark dance music


Experimental, avant-garde, underground

Look Nightclub Hot

You want your vibe to be on par with these bars and clubs. So you can have the most kick-@ss time when you’re out partying, right?

Styling yourself to fit the occasion is key then.

With our daring clubwear, you’ll breeze by bouncers — that’s how smokin’ you’ll be.

These pieces will definitely level up your out-on-the-town look!

Big Apple Nightlife That’s Worth Living

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant goth, punk, and alternative after-dark of New York City. With our selection of buzzing bars and clubs — and what-to-wear suggestions — you’re all set to head out for an evening of debauchery that Bacchus himself would be proud/jealous of.

Whether you're into rocking out to darkwave melodies, indulging in vintage punk vibes, or settling back with some scintillating sips, NYC's venues run the gamut. All that’s left to do is grab a few besties and head out!

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