Best Dance Night:
(236 Troutman St, Bushwick)
Tandem might look like a mellow bar in the heart of gentrified Bushwick, but its back room serves as the perfect simulation of a Eurotrash club scene. Not knowing what you’re getting into until you step inside (while temporarily blinded by smoke machine fog) makes it more fun. (Photos by Samantha Sutcliffe)
Runner Up: Metropolitan
(559 Lorimer St, Williamsburg)
This gay bar has the hottest Bresbian (Brooklyn lesbian) Wednesday night dance parties this side of the Mississippi. Still, the local community board wants to take away the bar’s liquor license if party-goers keep making too much noise and, allegedly, peeing on the sidewalk.