I've been over the big club scene for a long long time. But I still love to dance. The best places to go in the city are places filled with Southern, Midwestern, and New England transplants to the city. This is like the Holy Grail in Manhattan. I have found a couple lately and here they are:
Located in Chinatown, the outside of this place looks like a restaurant and has an attractive doorman to keep the wrong kind of crowd at bay. It has this whole Apothecary theme and the bartenders are the hottest I've seen.
This place is in the East Village and is lots of fun. Good music, though not the best dj. I have never seen so many girls take their Chanel 2.55 reissues to go dancing. Love it!