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Mr. Black

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643 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 40.726571 -73.995833
at Bleecker St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-2560 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Classic NY, DJ, Gay Bar, Hot Spot, Lounge, Private Party Space, Romantic, Singles Scene
Photo by Ben Rosenzweig

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

This alluring basement space has gone through many changes since it opened in 1855 as a beer hall modeled after a German rathskeller: It’s been a speakeasy, a rock club, an S&M lair, and finally media-mixer favorite Table 50. In 2006, with pretty much the same décor and candlelit lighting as it penultimate manifestation, it returned to yet another of its previous roles— that of a gay disco. The small dance floor vaulted by a low brick ceiling encourages the ferociously fashionable East-meets-West Village crowd to get up close and personal to electro, house, funk, and smart party music provided by a rotating array of D.J.s. To the side are narrow cloisters with luxurious leather couches and low tables. Near the dance floor, they offer a voyeuristic view of the action. Across from the well-endowed bar serving up drinks such as Mr. Black Smash (a fizzy, fruity drink spiked with Chambord, champagne, and gin), they offer all the sound separation and seclusion of a lounge. Ultimately, though, the bumping sound system and occasional enticements like go-go boys and catwalk competitions gets everyone off their feet.

Cover Charge

Tue, $5; free all other days