New York City nightlife is a melting pot of music genres, now more than ever with Trinidadian and Carribean-style clubs rising quickly in popularity. With their earthy Caribbean ambiance and enticing reggae beats, Trinidadian clubs are fast becoming the hottest new trend in the New York clubbing arena. So whether you're a long-time convert to the unique island beats or are simply curious to see what the fuss is about, New York has an excellent selection of Trinidad-style clubs for you to explore and enjoy.
Club Tobago in Queens is one of the more popular Trinidad-style nightclubs in the city. With its state-of-the-art sound system pumping the hottest reggae, dancehall and soca beats every Friday and Saturday nights, the self-proclaimed "hottest Caribbean nightclub in New York City" transports its cosmopolitan partygoers from the hustle and bustle of New York City to a sexy tropical island.
Labelled as a chutney-soca nightclub for its unique island-blend of music, Club Tobago regularly features Trinidadian and Jamaican artists, such as Dil-E-Nadan, Destra Garcia, Beenie Man and the Ruff Tuff Band, Nina Sky and Tanto Metro, as well as Shiv Shakti dancers. For the ultimate experience in Trinidadian music and dance, Club Tobago should be the first stop on your list.
147-02 Liberty Av.
Queens, New York
Moka New York Nightclub
Located in the heart of Queens between Atlantic and Jamaica Avenue, this modern Trinidad-style super-club and entertainment complex has attracted some of the hottest DJs and performers in the entertainment industry. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night the multi-level club explodes with reggae, steelband, Caribbean dancehall beats that continue to draw crowds of A-list partygoers from all over New York since its launch in July 2009.
With its popular event, Island Beat Fridays, and its luxurious Caribbean dancers, Moka New York Nightclub is the perfect Trinidadian club for you to drink, dance and let your hair down.
Moka New York Night Club
130-35 91st Avenue
Queens, New York
Located on Empire Boulevard in Brooklyn, Caribbean City is one of New York City's hidden nightlife gems. Playing everything from earthy reggae to colorful hip hop beats with Merengue and Bachatta influences, this Trinidad-style club is popular among Brooklyn and Queens locals. Although the club is not as flashy or lavishly-decorated as newer Trinidadian and Caribbean super-clubs in New York City, its dimmed, no-frills ambiance adds to the laid-back vibe and allows partygoers to focus on the impressive mix of island beats pumping from the club's top-notch speaker system.
103 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11225
- Photo Credit In the club image by Stanislav Savelyev from Fotolia.com DANCE NIGHT image by RenRov from Fotolia.com disco ball image by charles taylor from Fotolia.com disco image by SemA from Fotolia.com
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