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Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston St, New York City, NY (Lower East Side)
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Ranked #64 of 781 Nightlife in New York City
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Concerts
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2014
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Decatur, Illinois
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152 reviews 152 reviews
75 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Got a chance to hear a few bands at this venue. They were good bands and the lounge had good sound. The cover was reasonable and it was a cool place. Close to Katz deli and the F line of the subway. Check it out.

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Described as "one of the better places to catch a live show in the East Village". It’s not real big and looks like a candle lit bar when you come in. The stageroom is behind the velvet curtains, in the back. It’s pretty intimate and you’re never far from the stage. Mostly beginning bands perform at the Mercury Lounge. The... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great room, got to see 3 local New York bands neither of them overly grabbed me but enjoyed the experience. Would definitely go back to see more when back in NYC again

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309 reviews 309 reviews
60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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New York,NY
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Pittston, PA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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