Escuelita (Closed Permanently)

90% love it
GayCities Members report that Escuelita has closed
Dance club with multiple crowds
Let's get it goin' on. It don't matter if you're Latino, Blatino, or just want "to be in Ameri-ka," Escuelita is the place where we all get a little flavor. With NYS hottest gogo dancers and the best drag queens in town, Escuelita Night Club offers the most highly anticipated shows every night. With unbeatable drink specials and lots of chances to get free admission, Escuelita is undoubtably crowned a LEGEND in the NYC nightclub scene.


    • loca4u9807
      loca4u9807 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not what it use to be
      i use to love to come here all the time with my wife at that time was my girlfriend but the crowd got to young and always wanting to fight someone for looking at there girl. well it was fun while it lasted i am not sure if we will ever go back!

    • Davetessaro
      Davetessaro Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Different night out
      I was visiting my friend at a neighboring university, she is 19 and I am 20, and I was very intent on going to a NYC gay club (that was 18+). I researched very hard online and through grindr and I kept coming up short. Escuelita seemed to be my only option. However everyone kept calling the club trashy, gross, etc. this was discouraging. My friend and I said f*** it and went anyways. We showed up at 11:15 with the text message for the free-before-12 admission into the club. It should be noted that she and I were the only two white people in the line, as the crowd is definitely black and Latino. The line moved at an extremely slow place and we didn't make it to the door until 12:15 , at which point we were charged a $20 cover. Inside there were some hot go go dancers and most of the music playing was hip-hop. The main event was a porn star "phat daddy" who was over-hyped and (for us) not very pleasing on the eyes. The club itself was not trashy AT ALL. The bathroom remained clean throughout the night as each had an attendant who worked for tips, and we had numerous people come up and talk to us. Of the many gay clubs I have been to, I would say this one is one of the friendlier. When we left, the music and the announcer was starting to get a little too loud, however the dj was very good (for the genre) throughout the night.

    • red69
      red69 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      terrible service gays not welcome
      While asking the manager rob for tonight's bottle service he responded to me, "I don't have time to deal with a faggot like you". It was a terrible experience he ruined my brothers coming out party, a once in a life time event. I will never ever forget how rude and unprofessional rob was. underage drinking is allowed because no one ids. Pedophiles are welcome. Please don't waste your money here there are better places like the Ritz, Barrage, Posh, and Stage 48. Spend your money wisely, but not here!!!!!!

    • s_mayes
      s_mayes Over a year ago

      Not my scene. Not worth the price or time. A little to cliquish and pretty one sided. Don't go!

    • Latin Bar
      Nice shows and great Latino Dancers

    • kool1805
      kool1805 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Worst Place in New York City
      We went on Saturday night, we got there at 11:20, 20 people in line, it was free until 12 am...we could get in at was supposed to be $10 after 12am so we decided to pay for that, but no it was $20, we bad attitude and so rude, they didn't even try to explain why...stupid us we decided to get in the door it said open bar until 12:30...of course it wasn't, the bartender said it was until 12:00. You cannot drink in the dance floor..this place sucks. Please don't go! Don't even try! There are plenty of great places in New York to enjoy and be treated like a person....

    • VioletDream
      VioletDream Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love to go here because its just full of life and I can actually have a good time coming from the person who never gets up at social functions.

    • robert5
      robert5 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always have fun at La Escuelita
      This is where I like to go when I go out dancing with friends. The crowd is much younger than I am.... but, hey, these days outside of a funeral home that is just about every place! I like the location, right in midtown. Never had a bad time here.

    • Viertereiter
      Viertereiter Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place sucks,, the ad said free admission, but when I showed the ad after they asked, they said I still need to pay.

    • babyboi200
      babyboi200 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Escuelita Fabulosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I loved Escuelita, the music was great, its a nice mixed of hip hop, salsa, merengue, reggae, dancehall and dance music. The crowds okay, the mix is a little young for me but I had fun.

    • DTF
      DTF Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Girls gone wqild at Escuelitas

    • lenny575
      lenny575 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Escuelita is great a lot. Of fun hay shall all go this Satuday I will be there June 17

    • LalaMizrahi
      LalaMizrahi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Its KUTE
      I particularly like Thursday night never been on a Saturday but I think im gonna have to taste it!

    • CaramelSugaMami
      CaramelSugaMami Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Escuelita is basulita("lil' trash in spanish)
      It supposed to be my comeback for the 3rd time because ive been there twice last year,it was wavy then until it went down to the hill.the bouncer was being a clown and he try to fool me over because,i asked him i left the state ID home but,its ok i can show them my another photo ID w/my name,birthdate and picture and he said yes then when i got in,that russian host was being so rude and he got some nerve to tell me to hurry up for looking for my photo ID while he was rushing me during i was looking for my ID in my pocketbook and i said to him "why wont you be patient and learn to have some courtesty,gosh",then some light skin blk or latino heavyset guy the cashier/host,whatever he was and idc but he was very discourtous told me"if u ever speak to one of my co-workers like that,i will ban you for good" and idk what was his problem,maybe he havent get banged by a male or a female,who know and who cares,lmao!,i told this fat butt-hole "why wont you tell him have some courtesty and patience,like seriously" then i found my another photo ID instead of state ID,he told me i cant come in because the rule of this place you have to bring the state ID,no college ID,no passport and none of that then,i got so tight then,i stomped-out of this place because why wasting my $5(two $2.50 carfares) to come over here and come home,dont make no sense at all,smh.this place is uber-ghetto as heck,the bathroom is small and nasty,they even let the men to go to the ladies' restroom while any female patron were there and let the females to go to the men's restroom while any male patron were there and you would be so paranoid like god forbid,that person might do something harm to you like raping you,killing you and etc. and its bananas(this is my message goes to the future patrons:female,male,gay.straight,whatever),the drink is alright but its kind of expensive,the females in here are cute but some of them can be birds(yes im a bisexual female,lml!),the music is on point and DJ is so down to earth,you can ask him for your request what song you want him to play for you and he will do it in the heartbeat,lml,the drag show is a mind-blowing and they are bad to the bones and the go-go dancers are hot but they off the beat.the management need to upgrade by hiring some office workers in case somebody have questions or plan their occassions,check all of the emails,facebook private messages and etc.,like seriously,one day,this club will going died-out because of the bad management and the owner need to get off the high horses and do something,smh.

    • housemuzik
      housemuzik Over a year ago
      Loves it

      hmm kinda ghetto
      The music is good, the crowd is "thugy" if that's your thing then you'll fit right in no problem, drag shows are entertaining which is plus, drinks seen reasonable priced,