Fri, 11pm-4am; Sat, 10pm-4am; Mon-Thu, closed
G at Nassau Ave.
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Club Europa’s unassuming exterior—wood signage, semi-seedy sidestreet location—belies the nonstop, no-holds-barred, Euro-disco fantasy within. (Yes, there’s a smoke machine involved.) The crème de la crème of Greenpoint’s young, thriving Polish population packs the enormous dance floor amidst elaborately choreographed lightshows, neon faux-stained glass windows, and gilt and red velvet everything. Hilton-twin-lookalike cocktail waitresses shimmy to the beat, toting translucent trays full of vodka drinks and bottles of Zywiec. Though the language barrier impedes conversation (not to mention drink orders) for English-only strays, Europa’s unique ambiance allows you to skip the velvet rope of Manhattan clubland as you catch an Eastern European case of dance fever.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.