The sprawling basement of the Radisson Hotel seems an unlikely place for a mega-club, but Midtown's LQ enjoys this funky location almost as much as it enjoys the throngs of people who populate the sunken dance floor every night. This posh and popular nightclub is 15,000 square feet of beautiful nighttime play space decorated in a Far East-meets-Latin-America style. The main music nights boast salsa, merengue and reggaeton; trendy hip-hop lovers pile in on Sunday nights.
Snazzy décor, a sexy lounge-type feel and an amazing menu of specialty cocktails makes Prohibition the perfect candidate for president of Upper West Side music clubs. The vibe suits the neighborhood with cool lighting schemes and a beautiful setup, but the crowd and staff aren't the hipper-than-thou types. The nightly music ranges from Journey cover bands to groovy jazz groups, and there's a pool table for those who want to shoot a few rounds. Prohibition also serves up a decent menu of New American cuisine. The only downfall to this place is that the prices of drinks are on par with the neighborhood; so don't show up if you're broke and seeking a good cheap buzz.
There aren't many places where you can find down-home, deep and soulful blues being belted out on a regular basis, but Terra Blues is the real thing. Candle-lit and dedicated to rich Southern-style blues, this is the place where some of the best blues acts in the city, and even the country for that matter, can be found. Two bands play acoustic sets from 7-10pm nightly, and both bands plug in around 10 or so, turning up the volume and the heat. Terra Blues is also known for a killer selection of scotch and bourbon.