City: New York
Address: 10 East 60th St.
In addition to inspiring the Barry Manilow tune that you've heard butchered a hundred times during karaoke, the Copa (as the club is also commonly known), conceived in 1940, served as a jumping-off point for artists like the Supremes, as well as counting the likes of Sam Cooke, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Ella Fitzgerald among its alums. You might also remember the throwback supper club popping up in episodes of I Love Lucy. Class all the way. For several decades, this place was the epitome of old-school glamour. Watch the gorgeous long take in GoodFellas, where Henry takes Karen in through the back door, for a sense of what it must've been like during its heyday.