- “Oh Yes!” at Tutu’s
25 Bogart St., at Varet St., Bushwick; 718-456-7898
For those who lived and played in a pre-Flea Williamsburg, lately it feels as if all the spots where one could get footloose with a group of friends have been overrun with weekend warriors. The solution? Go East—down into Tutu’s somewhat-secret basement, for a dance party that is as comfy, carefree, and drunken as the shindigs you attended in college. One Friday a month (for future parties check tutusbrooklyn.com), the basement gets sweaty with Bedford Avenue exiles dancing like only their closest friends are watching. The unpretentious vibe comes courtesy of DJ’s John McSwain, Anette Lamothe Ramos, and Lucas Walters, whose selections range from the familiar to the revelatory: from Ginuwine’s “Pony” to A$AP Ferg to Stevie Nicks.
Best College Dance Party for Adults
From the 2014 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).