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Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston St, New York City, NY (Lower East Side)
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Ranked #68 of 776 nightlife in New York City
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Concerts
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Saw a band here I didn't know of last minute with some newly minted friends. The venue isn't that large but we didn't feel claustrophobic at this show but I could imagine it getting bad at a more crowded time. Drinks are $9 for vodka soda so surprisingly expensive for this type of place. Just get beer I guess.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is the first, and smallest, of the now ubiquitous Bowery Presents venues. Great sound system, and a really intimate space. I always make it a point to take out-of-towners here if there is a band we want to see. Tip: Order your drinks from the small 'window' inside the music space for faster service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Visited here in 2013. We bought tickets online and went here for a concert with Half Moon Run. The place was pretty small but they had everything we needed. A lot of beer brand, a small-sized stage with gread audio-setup. Will definitely viset here again if they have a another great band playing here!

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Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a small venue so if there is a band you like playing it will be a very intimate show. There is nothing special to this place it is a bar with a stage. The stage is low to the ground and you could get right on the stage. There is no back stage area so the bands walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Went to see the band Jeff the Brotherhood, and by my surprise this crazy chick rocked the opening for them. Mosh pit,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Caught a great Heavy Metal show at the Mercury Lounge, late March. Exactly what you expect from a rock club from dirty walls to nice acoustics and mean looking, kind hearted bouncers. Like catching acts at the Lounge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Attended Craic Fest to hear Julie Feeney and other Irish musicians but wasn't wild about the venue, which is just a bar with a large open area in front of the stage. The only place to sit is along two benches on each side of the room but you won't be able to see the bands for all of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

WOW - we saw Randy Houser here last night and it was amazing. Just had his first Number One hit so we will never have an opportunity to see him in such a tiny venue. The sound was fantastic. We were like 20 feet away. SO glad we went. Yeehaw !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

When you see a group, you want to see them in the right place. That's the right size. That has the right sound. The Mercury Lounge is that place. It's probably as long as CBGB's was, but twice as wide. Maybe three times as wide as CB's was pretty narrow. Even better, there's a bar up front with a curtain/door... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We recently enjoyed seeing Truth & Salvage at this intimate venue. Acoustics are very good. There was a promotion going on and we got a few free drinks and a T-shirt. Cover was $12.00 pp, which is reasonable for NYC. Standing room with a few seats on the side. Easily accessed from the subway. Will be back.

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