Good Kids Present at Home Sweet Home
11 p.m.; 131 Chrystie St., nr. Delancey St.; 212-226-5709
For two years, Alberto Hamonet-Arensberg and his Good Kids have been bringing R&B and house to this subterranean space with a non-snobby door.
Westgay at the Westway
10 p.m.; 75 Clarkson St., nr. Washington St.; 212-620-0101
Boys, men, and celebs come here to shake it to house and hip-hop from resident D.J.’s Jonjon Battles and Nita Aviance, and guest performers like Eve and C+C Music Factory.
The Ballroom at the Jane Hotel
10 p.m.; 113 Jane St., nr. West St.; 212-924-6700
The weekends here get a little heavy with finance kids and, well, kids, but Wednesdays—currently featuring jams from D.J.’s Becka Diamond and Lauren Dillard—are a safe midweek bet.
Bowl Train at Brooklyn Bowl
11 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 12th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
Questlove has been toting his legendary collection of soul records here for the past few years, and his fans have followed.
The Freedom Party at (le) Poisson Rouge
11 p.m.; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474
For a decade, this Friday-night jam has brought classic hip-hop and rock hits to a diverse, boisterous crowd.
Rhum Saturdays at Bembe
10 p.m.; 81 S. 6th St., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 718-387-5389
World beats from a host of D.J.’s, plus live percussion, provide the sweaty scene that is Bembe.
Smiths/Morrissey Night at Sway Lounge
10 p.m.; 305 Spring St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-620-5220
Ben Cho, Brian DeGraw, and Dima Dubson’s eight-year-old party is as steady as they come.