F at Second Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
| Ongoing |
This venue is closed.
The intimate music venue where Norah Jones played before she was a sensation eventually outgrew its tiny original space. The Living Room's new digs include a comfy upstairs lounge, Googie's, and, back behind the brown velvet curtains, a bigger but still intimate music space that looks enormous to those who remember the crush of chairs, tables, and bodies at the old Living Room. What hasn't changed is the music. Seven nights a week, a mixed crowd turns out for heartfelt, acoustic performances. There isn't always a cover at the Living Room, although the waitress can get a little aggressive with the tip bucket (the suggested donation is $10). To satisfy the one-drink minimum, choose a cocktail or any of the 20 beers on the extensive list. If you're tempted to talk through a set, the upstairs area provides vintage sofas and a DJ; there, the Living Room finally lives up to its name.
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