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Nightingale Lounge

213 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.731779 -73.985376
at 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-473-9398 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Billiards, DJ, Open Mic, Private Party Space
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Happy Hour

Mon, Wed-Sat, 6pm-9pm; two for one specials

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Third Ave.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

At this low-key hangout just south of 14th Street, the lure of the open mic draws a small crowd early in the week. As you might expect, the quality’s hit or miss—a little raunchy but entertaining poetry, a few musical concoctions—but the laid-back listeners around the crescent-shaped stage are friendly … or just being polite until their star turn comes up. On weekends, NYU kids fill the sparkly teal barstools and old couches at Nightingale while a DJ spins classic R&B, hip-hop and Reggaeton and a few pool players take their chances racking them up. And while the bar does offer a cocktail menu, stick to something easy like a pint or a Ketel and tonic—some of the bartenders haven’t mastered Mixology 101.