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Casanovas Nightclub

7312 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11372 40.74672 -73.892228
between 73rd St. and Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-205-2614 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, Dive Bar, DJ, Nightclub

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E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.; 7 at 74th St.-Broadway

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The first sign that Casanovas ain't your ordinary nightclub is the black and white print of a woman's naked backside poised on the wall across from the shabby, splintered bar. If it's a good night (e.g., Wednesday, bikini night, or Sunday, pajama night) there's likely to be plenty of real flesh lined up against the wall too—up to 50 dancers-for-hire. The mostly Dominican women aren't strippers, but rather bailarinas who for $2 per song are available to dance salsa, bachata, and cumbia with their almost exclusively working-class neighborhood patrons on a large hardwood riser located in front of rows of tables. The Ecuadorian/Colombian-owned club resembles similar joints in South America: The black-painted back room's only lighting is provided by dandruff-revealing black lights that bounce off of cracked mirrors covering every inch of wall space. Be warned: If you aren't up on your Spanish, you might find yourself still further in the dark when you try to order a shot of Sauza while sitting at the tattered, mismatched bar stools.

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There's a reason these places used to be called "closed" dance halls: The only women welcome here are the hired dancers.

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