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Review of Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge
Ranked #142 of 875 Nightlife in New York City
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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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Reviewed April 1, 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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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 people standing in the middle. The bar in the front is very noisy and the singers were struggling to overcome the noise. So, if you don't mind standing for many hours and don't care too much about the quality of the acoustics, its a great place to mingle with a young hip crowd.

Thank K D
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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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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 to the stage area so there is some separation. I like that as sometimes you want a little space to back away. And this way folks who want to talk with their friends can do so at the bar, not in the band area. I wish that was the case the night I went as a bunch of bar hoppers was yapping away while a solo singer with a guitar was playing. He mentioned that he could play softer if he was getting in the way of their conversation so they got the message a little. Makes you long for the days of the old hardcore shows when folks like that would have been handled more appropriately!?!?

Good size. Good location. Good bands. Reasonable drink prices. The East Village used to have lots of places like this, the Mercury Lounge is maybe the last holdout. God Bless 'Em!! If there's somebody you like - go see 'em. If you're looking to try something new, give it a go.

1  Thank Mike S
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