NYC nightclub images from the early 2000s: Avalon, CBGB, more

You could argue that nothing can beat the city’s ’80s and ’90s nightclub scene. And if you did, you’d probably be right. The decades were ruled by “Club King” Peter Gatien, of the former Limelight, Tunnel and Club USA venues, Club Kids impresario Michael Alig and the techno-loving partygoers who followed.

While many of the city’s most popular clubs saw their demise in the late ’90s and early 2000s, New Yorkers didn’t quit partying. The years that followed still brought plenty of noteworthy nights and denim-drenched outfits. And although set in the ’90s, the decade saw the 2003 release of Macaulay Culkin’s “Party Monster.”

These early 2000s throwback photos will provide the perfect amount of party-themed nostalgia. Who knows, maybe you’ll even spot yourself.

Meghan Giannotta