Year opened: 1998
Location: The Bowery
Age: Depends on the show
The building which now is home to the Bowery Ballroom initially housed multiple shops in the 20th century, until it was purchased by the Mercury Lounge founders in 1998 just five years after they opened their first club. Since then, it has been one of the most beloved music venues in all of NYC due to its intimacy and impeccable sound quality. In 2017, the venue’s founder partnered with Live Nation to start a new booking company called Mercury East which oversees the Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Ballroom, and several other venues like Mercury Lounge & Irving Plaza.
A Bonnie Vee – Grab creative cocktails, craft beer and American small plates here when you need something chill for your group. The space has an old-school vibe and a back garden with a retractable roof. Happy hour is from 5pm-8pm, Tues-Fri. Open: Tu-Fri 4pm-12am, 2pm-2am Sat, 2pm-10pm Sun. 17 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002. 4 min walk to Bowery Ballroom.
Sweet & Vicious – A low-key spot that’s been around just as long as Bowery Ballroom. Enjoy drinks in their art-filled backyard garden when the weather is warm. Open: 2pm-4am Su-Fri, 1pm-4am Sat. 5 Spring St, New York, NY 10012. 2 min walk to Bowery Ballroom.
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