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Ding Dong Lounge

929 Columbus Ave., New York, NY, 10025
nr. 106th St.
212-663-2600

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7
"Recommended"

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67% would go back.

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By Luise58 on 2/11/2014

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

There are "performers" there for most nights. Some are ok, but most are pretty sad. There were two girls asking for money and some sleezy guys gave them tips. They call it a "closed mic" because the people performing are doing sets. However they do not audition and are just friends of the bartender, so they are not so good. I prefer open mic environments. They are welcoming and artistic. This bar has a lot off attention, needy people. Its really a sad scene.

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25 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

larry myers monologues and short plays worth the trip

By dramaman on 11/21/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

HAPPEN TO BOP INTO THIS PLACE AS I WAS AT COLUMBIA U AND ON A WEDNESDAY I WAS THRILLED BY RIOTOUS LITERARY WORKS BY A LARRY MYERS I RESEARCHED FINDING THIS IS ONE HARDCORE PRO A HOOT AND A HALF

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21 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

more DOWNTOWN LEGEND LARRY MYERS ONBOARD

By dramaman on 9/16/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

LARRY MYERS IS NOW PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE AT DING CONJURING SHOWS ON WEDBNESDAY EVES AT 7

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25 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

janis joplin ia here now

By dramaman on 9/3/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

what a place for Janis Joplin s spirit to be evoked!..........not on broadway in some tribute show..but in a gritty blues sy joint where the vp of the 27 club would throw back shots...there is a play crept right outta the juke JANIS JOPLIN RORSCHACH TEST playwright larry myers

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22 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

Under bad new management?

By Chupi on 12/10/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I heard great things about this bar but the two times I went recently were terrible. I didn't see any rocker types just sleazy guys I'd never want to talk to. I'm guessing it has new owners so maybe they will figure it out.

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57 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

Arrive Early or Wear as Little as Possible

By CardiganSue on 9/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I live down the street from this bar and I like its unpretentious vibe. The music is good, (though limited in that the deejay doesn't take requests). Try the Bloodhound, a house specialty with Ruby Vodka and Grapefruit. Most of the bartenders are good, but a couple will completely ignore you in favor of a nicer rack. Oh, and they're also in the habit of saying, "that guy over there can help you." If you can look past the sub-par service, the candlelit tables, PacMan table and pool table are all worth it, not to mention reasonably priced quaffs.

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85 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

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