2. Bembe (81 S 6th St, Brooklyn)
Located next to the Williamsburg Bridge, Bembe carries a refreshingly different air from its neighboring concrete high-rises. The lounge boasts a Latin-Caribbean vibe as tropical drinks decorate the menu. Try the mojitos, house rum punch or vodka-infused watermelon cocktails. The ethnically diverse crowd and lively Latin music blaring from the speakers persuade your hips to find their rhythm. Sometimes even live drummers perform alongside the DJ and add to the island-like experience. Picture dancing the night away in Little Havana and you will know what it feels like to lose yourself in Bembe. Don’t be intimidated by the Salsa professionals. Everyone’s just there to have a good time.