NYC 90s Dance Club: A Multi-Ethnic, Decadent Haven

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Dance Club 90s NYC

In the 90’s NYC nightlife became a multi-ethnic hive of PLUR (peace, love, unity and respect). Club kids and models joined drag queens, hip hop heads, goths, bondage slaves, and bridge and tunnel types for over the top decadence.

Tease your hair, pull out your choker necklace and party like it’s 1999 at this long-running 80’s & 90’s hootenanny. Expect synth-soaked new wave, glam rock and anthems from The Cure, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the Banshees.


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Tin Tins

Tease your hair, sport a choker necklace and don overalls to dance to ’90s anthems at this free weekly nostalgia rager. The HOY crew often rewards well-costumed attendees with drinks.

Tin Tins opened in 1990 on Smallbrook Queensway and was a big hit in its early days. After the management team departed to open M&M’s, a gay club, Tin Tins was revamped under new management with an all-night license and a separate room for harder house music in the new Hi-NRG style.

There’s something about synth-soaked new wave, goth-y KROQ hits of yore and cheesy depressing pop sung by Siouxsie and the Banshees that makes you want to get your groove on. A mostly black crowd at this nightclub 90’s event devours them all, especially the hardfloor mixes of New Order’s “Blue Monday”. It feels good. That’s why they call it Tin Tins.

No Scrubs

The ’90s spawned many dance hits, but none have become more iconic than TLC’s “No Scrubs.” The catchy song was more than just a fun tune — it served as an anthem for women refusing to settle for men who didn’t treat them right.

The lyrics are a direct slap at the “scrubs” who try to pick up girls at clubs. They’re also a dig against toxic masculinity, which promotes the idea that men should be powerful and dominant.

A slew of remixes, covers, and tributes have taken on the meaning of the tune. One of the most popular is by a group called Sporty Thievz, who released a song from a male perspective called “No Pigeons.” That single climbed to #12 in the US, three months after “No Scrubs” hit the charts.

The Warehouse

This cozy dance club plays disco & freestyle music, and offers old-school cocktails. Located at 206 South Jefferson Street, the Warehouse was established in 1977 and is best known for being the namesake and one of the origins of house music under its first musical director, DJ Frankie Knuckles. Joe Shahanan, founder of several renowned Chicago nightclubs including Smart Bar, calls him the “Godfather of House.”

Knuckles’ music was designed to be a continuation of disco and was specifically made to fit in a club setting. He would often extend mixes, play drum machines to emphasize beats, and add synthesizer handclaps and special hi-hat patterns that pushed the boundaries of how songs could sound in a club setting.

Dress in your best ‘80s gear (harem pants, anyone?) for a night of beloved throwbacks and sweaty dancing at this weekly nostalgia rager. The HOY crew rewards well-costumed attendees with free drinks, so don’t be afraid to bust out that patent leather and snap bracelets.

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