Bossa Nova Civic Club
1271 Myrtle Ave., nr. Central Ave., Bushwick; 718-443-1271
Former rave promoter John Barclay opened this 1,900-square-foot club as an antidote to the rampant twee artisanalization of North Brooklyn.
289 Tenth Ave., nr. 27th St.; 646-473-0202
The revamped meatpacking spot is now a trance-and house-centric ode to LEDs, go-go dancing, and sparkling magnums of Champagne.
98 Meserole Ave., nr. Lorimer St., Greenpoint; 718-349-2373
This dance haven is from nightlife bigwig Steve Lewis, who outfitted the space with stained glass and a chandelier made of ram’s horns. On Fridays, dance to disco and house from the likes of Danny Krivit, or stop by for Thursday’s local-band night.
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette St., nr. Walker St.; 212-584-5492.
Andrew W.K.’s bi-level club packs a fierce 150,000-watt sound system, and lets almost nothing get in the way of that wondrous noise.
74 Wythe Ave., at N. 12th St., Williamsburg; outputclub.com
The first of its kind in North Brooklyn, the Berlin-style electroclub fits 452 party people (and even more when the roof opens in warm weather).