As the old adage goes:  “Birds of a feather flock party together.”

Consequently, if you happen to be one of the many young professional types who live in Manhattan — no one will be surprised to hear that you like to party at clubs that are popular with young professionals such as yourself.

So, if you are young, and you like to rock-out in the latest tailored business attire, these are the top clubs in NYC clubs for you to party with a crowd of like-minded ‘young professionals’.

Top Clubs in NYC for Young Professionals

Hotel Chantelle - Clubs in NYC

Hotel Chantelle

Hotel Chantelle is a one of the top clubs in NYC for the young professional crowd.   The club has three floors, each with its own DJ, and its own distinct vibe.   There is a rooftop lounge area with a mellow atmosphere, a large bar on the main floor with plenty of standing room, and a bottle service oriented high energy nightclub in the basement.

What is the scene like – Because Hotel Chantelle has three floors, each with its own atmosphere, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something there that you find appealing.

Unlike other clubs on our list- Hotel Chantelle also offers a full dinner menu.

The Crowd- Early twenties to early thirties working professionals.

Getting in – If you show up early with, a small group of girls and guys, you should be able to walk right in.  Larger groups, or people showing up later in the night, may be required to purchase bottle service to get in.

Another good option is to come for dinner, and then stick around as the venue transforms from a restaurant into a nightclub.

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Southside is, perhaps, the top club in NYC for young professionals in their early twenties.  The club is on the small side, so it never has any trouble filling up- and the party usually stays strong until the early morning hours.

The Crowd – The crowd at Southside seems to be made up of early twenties working professions who grew up in Manhattan or Connecticut.  Sometimes we get the sneaking suspicious that everyone here knows eachother from their boarding school days at Exeter.

Expect to see lots of pretty young faces, guys wearing Brook’s Brother’s slim fit shirts and girls wearing daddy’s Barbour Jacket.

Getting in – The door policy is not super strict here—but the club does tend to fill up quickly.   If you come early with a small group you should get in.  Groups of only guys may need to purchase bottle service to get in.

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Riff Raff NYC

Riff Raff’s

Riff Raff’s location near FIT (the Fashion Institute of Technology) makes it an extremely popular choice among FIT students.  On any given night, Riff Raff’s is basically 50% – 60% girls who go to FIT, and the rest young professionals who live in Manhattan.

The Crowd – A mixture of FIT students and young guys who work in finance / the corporate world.

Getting in – Small groups of fashionable girls usually have no problem getting in; for guys however, it is almost impossible to get in without buying bottle service (tables starting at around $1,000) or doing a bar –tab minimum (about $100).

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Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Gansevoort Park Rooftop is a large, fantastically decorated venue located in the Murray Hill / Gramercy Park neighborhoods.  The club’s locations near Murray Hill make it one of the top clubs in NYC among the young professionals who live in that neighborhood.

The Crowd – Young professional types who live in Murray Hill or other parts of Manhattan.

Getting in – Getting in is fairly easy on any night other than Friday or Saturday.   Small groups with at least as many girls as guys should be able to get in by getting on a guest list—larger groups or groups of mainly guys will need to buy bottle service (tables starting at about $400).

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