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116 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.72972 -74.000667
nr. 3rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-9996 Send to Phone

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A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 6 at Bleecker St.


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The main attraction at this subterranean dance lounge on the MacDougal strip is the weekend DJs that spin a generic but crowd-pleasing mix of Top 40, hip-hop, reggaeton, and 80s. The low ceilings make the small main room feel a little claustrophobic, especially when the concrete dancefloor gets packed with Bleecker Street overflow and freshmen girls with passable fake IDs. Still, Alibi’s bouncers do a pretty good job of keeping at bay the carpetbagging delinquents that prowl the area on a typical Friday—no small feat. The route to the lit-up bar can be hazardous thanks to the Lilliputian furniture cubes that seem always underfoot, but the Perfect Alibi martini makes it worth it. Jay-Z isn’t likely to roll through the VIP room anytime soon, but there’s a 70% chance “Big Pimpin’” will be played, and a 90% chance the crowd will throw their hands in the air. 

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