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Mercury Lounge

Lower East Side
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Address: 217 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1021
Phone Number: 212-260-4700
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Amazing show venue

We came to see Corrine Bailey Rae and loved this venue. Small and intimate with the sound level the best I have heard at a club. It's SRO, but we got in line early and snagged a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
Ron T
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We came to see Corrine Bailey Rae and loved this venue. Small and intimate with the sound level the best I have heard at a club. It's SRO, but we got in line early and snagged a seat on the bench on the side. During the show we all stood on the bench with a great view of the show.... More 

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Mercury Lounge for the first time to see a band. I got there before the doors were open so I hit a few watering holes across the street. I highy recommend this trick so you can prime the pump for what you're about to experience. When it was time to check out the Mercury Lounge I... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Whenever I am in NYC I am always attending a show at the Mercury Lounge. It's a small venue so you have the chance to meet with the musicians. I have always really enjoyed the musicians I picked. I can only highly recommend this place!

Thank MsDolly07
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Was here to shoot some pictures of a concert. Stayed on after for some bands and to have a beer or two. Some good local brews on tap amd the atmosphere was buzzing with good music and a young trendy crowd.

2 Thank VitoriaFood
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Mercury Lounge is one of the best venues to see up and coming bands, or bands who are already well known elsewhere, but not in NYC. The stage is low but wide enough where everyone can actually see what's going on. The band has to walk through the crowd to get to the stage, so it's really low key... More 

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North East, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went there recently to see my favorite musician, Noah Gundersen, at a sold out show. It's a small place, but I never felt too crowded or uncomfortable. The sound was excellent and we were right up front! The only real downside to my visit was that the band mentioned that they were pressured to leave the venue directly after... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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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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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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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.

Thank Va9nessa
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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.

Thank Dennis70

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