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121 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009 40.72734 -73.984611
between First Ave. and Avenue A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-1459 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, DJ, Live Music, Lounge

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F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.


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Walking into Openair is rather like finding yourself in an Aphex Twin video. If the mylar waterfall doesn't immediately space you out, stroll into the minimalist-décor middle room, loll on a couch and take in some of the soothing imagery playing on a strip of 16 TV screens embedded in the wall. Guest DJ's do their stuff in the back booth while big-pants-clad patrons chat, drink and wander around aimlessly. It would be tough to find a better place in which to be in an altered state of mind. Just don't attempt actual dancing, because Openair isn't licensed for it; besides, sudden movements might freak out the other patrons.


Every Sunday afternoon is their well-known "Share" party where people can bring their own laptops and hook up to the bar's system to play music, exchange information or simply IM with friends.