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315 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 40.725179 -73.992171
at Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-982-4052 Send to Phone

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    7 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Hours, Classic NY, Dive Bar, Live Music
Shanna Ravindra

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6 at Bleecker St.; F at Second Ave.

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Cash Only


This venue is closed.

Bleecker Street, in all its deeply wack splendor, literally ends at CBGB's doorstep. So it's fitting that this bar, which took a chance on a shitty band called the Ramones and thus midwifed the punk-rock revolution, is the archetypal Bleecker Street rock landmark. For better or for worse, the lifestyle of the modern hipster was born here. Seeing music is almost beside the point: If you're not standing bunched together with strangers; if you don't leave with a beer spilled all over your new shirt; if you don't visit the most godforsaken bathroom in Christendom, then you haven't really been to CB's. (A more conventionally pleasant time is to be had in the downstairs lounge.)