New York City is the biggest city in the United States as it has about eight million people and Latinos are the second biggest ethnic group residing in the city. Latinos account for 28 percent of the total population in New York.
According to the 2010 census, there has been a jump in the total number of Mexicans from 2000 to 2010 by 8.1 percent for a total of 2.34 million. This means that there is at least one Latino for every four New Yorkers. The number of Latinos increased in all areas of New York except in Manhattan.
The biggest increase in the number of Mexicans living in the city happened at the outer areas of Staten Island and Bronx.
The Latinos are the second largest ethnic group that resides in New York City. It is therefore not surprising to see the influence of the Latinos in the nightclub scene in New York.
Below is a list of the five best Latino clubs in New York.
LQ Nightclub is located at 511 Lexington Ave and it means Latin Quarter. This club is popular for playing the best Latin music in New York. LQ nightclub lies on an area of 15,000 square feet that is very big given that the city is known for its small spaces.
The club offers two VIP rooms and its second floor is dedicated for non-stop dancing. It also offers a wide-range of food. Guests should not miss the small roe-covered shrimp dumplings offered by this club.
Copacabana New York is situated in 268 West 47th Street. It is often called as “The Copa” and has been in existence since the 1940s. There have been many famous artists who have performed at this bar including Sam Cooke, Harry Bellafonte and Sammy Davis Jr, among others.
It is one of the most popular Latin clubs that offers live performances and live DJs most nights. Those who would like to visit the place must make sure to comply with the club’s dress code since it is strict when it comes to the dress code. The men should at the very least wear closed hard shoes, shirts that are buttoned down and slacks. Those wearing workers books, sneakers or caps are not allowed to enter the club.
Columbus 72 is located in 246 Columbus Avenue and offers two kinds of dance rooms. One is the Club Room that plays the top 40 hits and the other is the Latin Fusion room.
Friday nights at this club is dedicated for its Latin Fusion night where a live band plays as well as a DJ. It offers the classics, Reggae, Brazilian, Hip Hop, Salsa, merengue and Bachata music. The Latin Fusion night starts at six in the evening and ends until 10 in the evening. But dancing continues until dawn for both clubrooms.
Iguana New York is located in 240 West 54th St. It is actually a Mexican Restaurant that has an in house Latin dance music. Guests can have their scrumptious dinner before proceeding to the dance area. It is famous for its authentic margarita on the rocks that is enough to get anyone started in the dancing.
Visitors of Iguana are mixed backgrounds as well as of different ages.
Club Cache is located in 221 W 46th Street. This club is popular for the salsa dancers. Club Cache has visitors coming from various backgrounds who simply want to dance to the tune of Latino music. The most popular night for this club is on Thursdays, but it also offers dancing and salsa music on different nights of the week. Visitors have fun watching the salsa dancers dance so intensely.
The club has a cover fee. Guests should also make sure that they bring cash since the cover fee and the bar only accepts cash payments. Bring enough cash when going to this club to watch salsa and to dance the night away.