There’s Finally A Dance Club For the 35+ Crowd!

by SharonKurheg

If you’re above a certain age, you may remember going clubbing – it was just a few years ago, right? – where you danced to the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson or maybe Christina Aguilera. You don’t do that anymore, of course…times change, lives change, you’ve changed and today’s music certainly isn’t nearly as good as what YOU danced to. But guess what? Put on your dancing shoes because a new club has opened and it’s specifically geared to the 35-and-over crowd!

RetroClubNYC opened in the Chelsea section of New York City this past summer and so far it’s been a huge hit! Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the retro-designed club space at 161 West 23rd Street offers over 2400 square feet of space, complete with a front lounge area, 40-foot bar, disco dance floor, DJ booth and stage. And best of all, its music is dedicated to dance music from the 70s, 80s and 90s through today!

The brains behind the concept is owner Jeff Wittels, who conceived the club not only out of his love for retro dance music, but because he saw a gap in club offerings for more mature adults. “Since the days of the 70s, 80s and 90s, all that’s left in the city are 20- to 25-year old hip-hop clubs, which not many people my age are interested in going to.” Wittels says. “Where are the places where everyone 30-plus is going?” To solve that problem, he opened such a place.

Besides “older” dance music (including Thursday retro vinyl night), the bar also offers happy hour, throwback retro cocktails on a rotating basis, plus small plate appetizer specials.

So if you’re in New York City and are looking for a place to boogie that has a vibe reminiscent of Studio 54 (without some of the things that got people in trouble back then), look no further than RetroClubNYC! We bet you’ll have a blast!

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Billy Crosby November 16, 2017 - 8:30 pm

I haven’t been to a club in A long time I hope to come one day

Elizabeth Roman December 2, 2017 - 11:18 pm

Sounds wonderful…will check it out.

Madeline January 9, 2018 - 10:56 am

Please put me on the list

SharonKurheg January 9, 2018 - 11:58 am

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Lorraine DeVito Malec February 26, 2018 - 11:18 pm

Been clubbing since the 70s. Met my husband in a club ON
Long island called uncle sams 1980.We are still dancing.Looking forward to checking this place out especially on weekends where there s no place really to go for our age .

SharonKurheg February 27, 2018 - 9:17 am

Sounds great! I hope y’all enjoy your visit if you get to go! 🙂

Bryan Cronin April 2, 2018 - 4:28 am

Hi, I was one of the house DJs at Sam’s in 1978-1980. Glad you had fun!

Danielle Keating March 2, 2018 - 5:31 am

Sounds wesome will definitely need to go!!!!

SharonKurheg March 2, 2018 - 7:50 am

Cool beans! 🙂

Claudia March 14, 2018 - 8:58 pm

I’m looking for a club for that age group but if I want to listen to 70’s 80’s and 90’s music, I’ll go to Staten Island. Besides, been there done that. I live in the present. This music makes me feel old and I’d rather listen to Top 40 than mostly oldies. Especially 90’s. THE most annoying sound of any decade! Sorry.

SharonKurheg March 14, 2018 - 9:13 pm

OK, sounds good. But there are lots of people who are interested in club like this one…so hooray for having a variety and that way we can all be happy, right?

Maureen March 29, 2018 - 7:28 am

Good stuff!! Can’t wait to check it out!!!

Mary April 7, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Def will check it out!!!

SharonKurheg April 7, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Cool beans! Do you live in the NYC area?

Nancy Viola May 7, 2018 - 9:29 pm

I want to go there

SharonKurheg May 7, 2018 - 9:32 pm

Then GO! 😉


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