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The Musical Box

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219 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.728876 -73.978257
nr. 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-1731 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Hours, Billiards, Lounge, Outdoor Area
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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L at First Ave.

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Hidden behind an inauspicious and muffled black door, this sly little bar greets its guests with well-worn vintage furniture, a goofy theatrical throne and bootleg photographs of classic rock and jazz icons, from Tom Waits and the Beatles to Sarah Vaughn and B.B. King. Pool studs dominate the one nicely maintained table, while East Village regulars flop on damaged couches (luckily, the candlelight is so dim you can't see where you're sitting). Like any spot worth its maraschino cherries, the Musical Box has followed its sine curve of popularity. As it's drifted off the hot-spot radar, it's been reincarnated as what it should have always been: a comfortable place for East Villagers tired of searching for that new new bar.