Sun-Thu, 7:30pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 7:30pm-3am
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; J, Z at Bowery
This venue is closed.
Since it opened in 1998, Tonic has garnered consistent acclaim for showcasing the finest avant-garde jazz, rock and electronic acts. Performances are always intimate, as hordes of frontier music fans descend upon the club nightly for a taste of the latest tonal and atonal twists. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the downstairs lounge features DJs and visual-effects designers blending polyrhythmic breakbeats and distorted images for the excess crowd from upstairs.DJ
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.