Sway has been around for awhile, but it's still finding its identity. The sleek downtown venue originally catered to gay professionals of every gender, with kitschy events such as '80s nights to help diversify the crowd. These days, Sway is a weekend-only joint that occasionally hosts live music, video release parties and, recently, the Joe Adams NFL draft party. The demographic spans mid-20s to mid-30s, the look is sexy, and the vibe is big city hype — chrome, colored strobes and tiered dance floors. Long Island Ice Teas ($7.50 a pop) are house specialties, but there's also beer ($3 domestic, $4 import), just in case you prefer to leave your bed the next day. The sound is R&B and club hip-hop, of the ilk that often dictates choreography via lyrics. Friday is usually for special events or live music. Otherwise, it's a low (or no) cover affair. Saturday nights are called "Kiss," and that's when this place bumps. Go early for cheap cover, because prices rise as the dance floor quakes. Men beware — you need a collared shirt and something other than flip flops to make it inside. (There's also a no caps or sunglasses policy). There's a smoking patio and occasionally, a reverse happy hour — which means designate a driver, because the drink specials come an hour before close.
• Various drink specials
Fri, Sat, Sun, 1am-2am
A swank dance club that occasionally hosts live music.