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)) Note: By the end of 1979 there were over 10,000 discos in the USA alone, way to many to list them all. ((
Name Notes Address Cross Street City State Opened Closed Owner|Mgr.
2001 Odessy
(Saturday Night Fever was filmed here.)
Before club 802 then Odyssy, after the Spectrum 2005 Brooklyn ?? Bayridge Brooklyn NY 1975 2/12/2005
(as Spectrum)
Charlie Rusniak.
Abracadabra ?? 5th Ave. 10th Street New York City NY 1970's ?? ??
Adams Apple had 2 levels 61st. Street First Avenue ? New York City NY 1970's ?? Mel Stier
Adonis Club Greek Disco. Was Pegasus 1230 2nd Ave 64th Street New York City NY 1970's ?? ??
Avenue One ?? 1189 First Ave. 64th Street New York City NY 1970's ?? ??
Alexis Dance Studio ?? Broadway 86/87th ?? NY 1970's ?? ??
Barefoot Boy ?? East 39th Street second Avenue New York City NY 1970's ?? Jimmy Merry
Black Angus Restaurant Many Locations in So. Calif. Many Hustle dancers frequented, later pulled floors out. Various. ?? Los Angeles CA. 1980's ?? ??
Bond's Int'l Disco Huge Place. Main floor could hold upwards of 3000 dancers. Later became Bonds 45 Restaurant. 1530 Broadway 44th-45th streets New York City NY 1980's ?? John Addison, Maurice Brahms, Mike Stone
Cadabas ?? 3rd Ave. 84-85 St. Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
Cameo Discotheque ?? 546 River Drive ?? Garfield NJ 1970's ?? ??
Cat Club, The ?? 13th. Street West Broadway New York NY 1970's
Chateau Madrid Cuban Scandals Lexington Hotel 48th St. and Lexington Ave. ?? NY 1970's ?? ??
Cherry's ?? 1016 Ceder Swamp Road ?? Glen Cove NY 1970's ?? ??
Circuit, the ?? 915 Kingsley Avenue ?? Ashbury Park NJ 1970's ?? ??
Circus Disco was originally a Latin Disco in the 1970's. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd
?? Hollywood CA 1970's? current Gene La Pietra
City Scene ?? 2148 Flatbush Ave. ?? Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
Climax Limited Disco World ?? 202 W. Market Street northwest corner 2nd street San Diego CA 1970's ?? ??
Club 1018 ?? 10th Avenue 18the. Street New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Club A ?? 60th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Club Znzibar ?? 430 Broad St ?? Newark NJ 1970's ?? ??
Cobra Lear 7th Floor 1874 Broadway 18th Street New York ? NY 1970's ?? ??
Continental Baths
(in Ansonia Hotel)
was Gay Bath House, turned Disco, Became Plato's Retreat. 2107 Broadway 73rd Street New York City NY 1960's 1975 Steve Ostrow
Copacabana ?? 10 East 60th. Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Crisco Disco ?? West 15th Street 10th Avenue New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Dillions was: Grand Avenue Ballroom, Myrons Ballroom, Dillions, Grand Ave. Nightclub 1024 So. Grand Ave at Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles CA 1946 ?? Myrna Myron (was a dance hall originally built by Mary Pickford.)
Eclipse ?? Queens Blvd. ?? Queens NY 1970's ?? ??
Electric Cirsus ?? located in Est Village ?? Manhatta NY 1970's ?? ??
Elephas "Son of Sam" shot one of his victims out front. (was Bayside Manor then Humperdinks) 210-22 Northern Bl. State Street Bayside, Queens NY 1974 1981 ??
Empire Rollerdrome Roller Disco 200 Empire Bl. ?? Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
Envoy East ?? 44th Street 2nd Ave. New York City NY 1970's ?? ??
Fantasia became New York New York ?? ?? Northridge CA 80's ?? ??
Fantasia ?? 86th Street ?? Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
Farmhouse, the ?? 526 West 26th. Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Flamingo ?? Broadway Houston Street New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Flippers Roller Disco Boogie Palace was La Cienega Lanes 8491 Santa Monica Blvd La Cienega West Hollywood CA 7/1979 1983 Denny Cordell, Nicholas Cowan amp; Flipper
Florentine Gardens ?? 5955 Hollywood Blvd. near Vine Street Hollywood CA 1938 ?? ??
Fudge Factory, the ?? 58th. Street Third Avenue New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Funhouse 28,000' Sq Feet club. Floor held over 1000 dancers 526 W.26th St. ?? Manhattan NY 3/30/1979 1985 Joe Monk
Galaxy ?? 78-21 Queens Blvd ?? Elmhurst, Queens NY 1970's ?? ??
Galaxy 21 ?? 23rd Street 7th and 8th Ave. New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Garage, the Paradise Crystal Room 84 King Street ?? New York NY 1976 9/26/1987 Michael Broady
Gazebo's ?? 62nd Street 7th Avenue Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
GG's ?? 128 West 45th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Gotham's ?? 254 East 53rd Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Gunn Club aka Avanti Disco Bell Blvd. ?? Queens? NY 1970's ?? ??
Hippopotamus ?? 61st Street 1st Ave. New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Hollywood ?? 128 West 45th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Ice Palace Prior was the Bat Cave, then the Boom Boom Room. 57th Fire Island, Cherry Grove Long Island NY 1971 ?? Jimmy Merry
Ice Palace 57 Prior was Club Martinique 57 West 57th Street ?? New York City NY 1977 1985 Jimmy Merry
Illusions ?? 44th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Inferno, the ?? West 19th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Infinity ?? 633 Broadway ?? New York City NY 1970's ?? ??
Ipanema Disco Tues 52nd Broadway Manhattan NY 1970's ?? ??
Jewel's Catch-One Disco said to be the first black gay disco in the Nation. 4067 West Pico Blvd. ?? Los Angeles CA 1972 ?? ??
Jungle, The under 59th Street Bridge 59th Street 3rd Avenue New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Kisses ?? Queens Blvd. ?? Woodside NY 1970's ?? ??
L' Oubliette ?? 2 West 55th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
LalliPop ?? 596 Main Street ?? Nw Rochelle NY 1970's ?? ??
Le Chic ?? ?? ?? Silverlake CA 1978? ?? ??
Le Cocu ?? 152 East 55th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Le Jardin ?? 110 West 43rd Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Le Twinkle Zone I ?? 160 East 48th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Les Mouches ?? 260 11th Ave. ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Leviticus ?? 45w 33d Street ?? ?? NY 1970's ?? ??
Limelight, the ?? 7th Street Christopher Ave. (20th St ?) New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Little Apple ?? 7th Street 12th Street ? Greenwich Village NY 1970's ?? ??
Loft, the ?? 647 Broadway ?? SoHo NY 1970's ?? ??
Machine I, the inside Empire Hotel 63rd Street Broadway New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Magique Became Chippendales 59th or 61st Street First Avenue New York City NY 1979 1982 Gary & Steve Rodgers, Bruce Garfunkel & Jerry Danberg.
Mirage ?? Grand Ave. ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Monestary ?? 64th. Street Queens Bl. Queens NY 1970's ?? ??
New York, New York ?? 33 W. 52d Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
New York, New York converted Warehouse, became Fantasia Nordhoff St. at Tampa Blvd. Northridge CA 1970's ?? ??
Night Gallery ?? 1765 86th Street ?? Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
Night Moves ?? 133 West 19th Street 6th and 7th Ave.'s New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Ones Discotheque ?? 111 Hudson ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Oscar's ?? 21160 N. Kramer Ave. ?? Anaheim CA 1970's 1987? ??
Oscar's II ?? 2916 W. Lincoln ?? W. Los Angeles CA 1970's ?? ??
Paradise, the Garage Crystal Room 84 King Street ?? New York NY 1976 9/26/1987 Michael Broady
Parsippany-Hilton ?? Route 10 ?? No. New Jersy NJ 80's ? ?? ??
Penthouse, The ?? 437 88th Street ?? Bayridge NY 1970's ?? ??
Plato's Retreat
(in Ansonia Hotel)
Prior was Continental Baths. Moved location in 1980 to 509 West 34th Street . 2107 Broadway 73rd Street New York City NY 1975 1985 Larry Levenson
Probe said to be one of the most famous Gay disco's in the world. 836 North Highland Ave. ?? Hollywood CA 1970's ?? ??
Rascal's ?? 12 E. 22nd. Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Red Parrot, the Prior was High Rollers Roller Rink 617 West 57th Street 11th and 12th Street (was 1 block long) New York City NY 1980 1988 Jimmy Merry
Reflection's ?? 40 East 58th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Regine's Very upscale disco. There were many Regine's (19 total). 502 Park Avenue 59th Street Corner New York City NY 1976 1991 Regina Zylberberg
Roseland Dance City aka Roseland Ballroom 239 W. 52nd Street At Broadway New York City NY ?? ?? ??
Round Robin was Blue Moon, became The Forge (C/W) Colorado Blvd. ?? Glendale CA 1970's ?? Eddie ???
Roxy Originally a Roller Disco and later a hip hop club. Then latin club 1018 and finally back to Roxy. 515 West 18th Street 10th and 11th Streets New York City NY 12/8/1979 3/10/2007 Steve Greenberg, Bill Graham, Richard Newhouse. Eugen DiNino (1985)
Roxy, The ?? 740 Bennett Rd
?? Orlando FL 1970's current ??
Rumours ?? 4077 Long Beach ?? Rhode Island NY 1970's ?? ??
Saint, the was originally the Filmore East Theatre (1970's Rock Concerts). a huge 5000 sf. dance floor. 2nd Avenue 6th Street New York NY 9/20/1980 5/2/1988 Bruce Mailman, Charles Terrell
Salvation II ?? ?? ?? ?? NY 1970's ?? ??
Sanctuary, the ?? 43rd Street 9th Ave. New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Sandpiper, the Was a Supper Club. Became Pines Pavillion 1980-2006. Demolished in 2006. 37 Fire Island Blvd. ?? Fire Island Pines NY 1970 1979 Gene Smith, Ron Malcomb
Sound Machine ?? 55th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Stardust Ballroom big band, then Disco, Punk, Rock nights, Boxing etc 5612 Sunset Boulevard Wilcox and Western Ave. Hollywood CA 1975 1981 (sold in '84, tore down) Orin Tucker
Starship Discovery ?? 43rd Street 8th. Ave. New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Studio One ?? ?? ?? West Hollywood CA 1970's ?? ??
Studio 54 ?? 254 West 54th. Street 9-8th Avenues? New York City NY 4/26/1977 1986 Steve Rubell
Sugar Shack was originally Rock, then Disco. Underage club. 12458 Magnolia ?? North Hollywood CA 1970's ?? ??
Tower Suite Disco ?? 111 West 59th Street (48th Floor) New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Tramps Disco DJ's Linda Schaefer, Sylvia Timbers ?? ?? Washington D. 10/22/1975 ?? Michael O'Harro
Tribeca, The ?? 64 North Moore Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
T.S.O.P. ?? ?? ?? New York? NY 1970's ?? ??
Tunnel, The ?? 27th Street 11th Ave. New York City NY 1970's 2001 n/a
Visage ?? 610 West 56th Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Wednesday's ?? 82nd Street ?? New York NY 1970's ?? ??
Xanadu ?? ?? ?? Los Angeles Ca ?? ?? ??
Xanadu ?? 376 Schermerhorn ?? Brooklyn NY 1970's ?? ??
Xenon (Stranger) ?? 124 W. 43rd Street ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
Zanzibar ?? ?? ?? ?? NY 1970's ?? ??
External Links: DiscoDisco.com - (More info on some of the clubs)
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