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The dancer/musician/model/choreographer (and more) shares her go-to spots for comfy couches, happy hour specials and live music every Monday


Concord Hill

I’m not really into alcohol, but I’m a pro dancer who loves to eat. I like the oyster happy hour at Concord Hill. Fun, chill, early-eve meet-up spot with friends. 

374 Graham Ave, (347) 463-9322,

Four Five Six

My favorite local BK hang. They have good food, drinks, chill vibes, outdoor space and live music and it’s right by my house. I basically consider it my backyard. I particularly like that they have big comfy couches. Reminds me of the ’90s coffee shop vibe.

199 Richardson St, (347) 335-0056,

Union Pool

It’s close to my house, and I have friends who play there every Monday Night for The Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir. I like things that are regular. New York can be sometimes a hard place to build community because it’s so big, but when there’s something regular, where you know you’ll see the same people, it’s a nice feeling.

And they have a taco stand and a nice outside area. I think those are the common denominators I like: food, a good outside area and good live music.

484 Union Ave, (718) 609-0484,

Center for Performance Research

It’s a cool little dance studio. I do shows there, and they have really affordable rehearsal space for artists.

361 Manhattan Ave, (718) 349-1210,


For info on the many (many) projects Alison Clancy is and has been a part of — and to keep up with what’s next — check out her website and follow her on Instagram!

Feature image: Ben Curry

[This interview has been edited and condensed.]

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