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Joe's Pub

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The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003 40.728959 -73.992163
nr. Astor Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-539-8777 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Jazz Club, Cabaret, Live Music, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Swank
Photo by Liz Clayman

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Daily, 6pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Cover Charge

$12-$30 with a 2 drink minimum or $12 food minimum

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


The Public Theater is developing an uncomfortable reputation as a hothouse for flops. But for the past few years, it has managed to generate one sure-fire hit: Joe's Pub. Named after Public Theater founder Joseph Papp (whose vintage portraits adorn one wall), the intime cabaret and bar space, filled with plush red-cushioned chairs and tiny tables, has attracted and supported some of the most interesting performers in New York, from emerging icons like Carl Hancock Rux to the irascible Sandra Bernhard.

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