95 Stanton St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.721328 -73.988236
Mon 4 pm-4 am, Tues-Wed 4 pm-2 am, Thurs-Sat 4 pm-4 am, Sun 4 pm-2 am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Lower East Side
Hole In The Wall – Good bands but surprisingly poor sound system affected my enjoyment of music. Small room. Crowded. If you're not over 6 feet tall or standing in the front row you're not going to see much on stage. People who work there not too friendly. Bad vibe overall. OK place, but not great.
Great place for music. – This is a nice little place to go and enjoy some great drinks and music. Great prices on PBR. Drink specials galore. Women were amazing. The whole vibe is great. One night, I heard a great rock band, downshallow. Glad I caught that set. And Arlene's is the reason.
Always a safe bet – I used to go to Arlene's back when I was in college in the mid 90's, loved it then and I still love it now. I was there a couple Saturdays ago with some buddies and there were $3 Coors on tap, rare these days in the city. We also caught a couple bands: Automatic Bad Machine and Jake the Dog, both rockin'! Arlene's is always a safe bet.
Great for the bands – Monday night saw this incredible band called Samsara. The lead singer was hypnotic and the crowd was really into it. Cheaper drinks than usual for a NYC bar and really chill. Not a lot of pretense but a fun lively crowd.
For the bands – I went here for the first time late on a Friday night. Lukily for our small group, The Drakes, came on to play at midnight. The band was great! That's the great thing about this place. It's a good space to hear live music.
Monday's Place – Rarely do I find a place that will inspire me to go out during the week with my crazy schedule. However Arlene's on Monday night is a blast. The bands were good, better then most I've heard lately then Heavy Metal Karaoke started. Not for amateurs, we were surprised at the caliber of the singers and enjoyed the enthusiasm in the crowd. It was the best Monday Ive had in months!
HOT HOT HOT! – coolest place to see hot bands-the chicks are hot and there is a band that plays occasionally called chesterwhite who rock!
punk rockers beware – Although the karoke night is a blast, and a good place to meet people, you have to beware of who you meet. there are tons of losers who think they're the hottest sh*t on the LES and will be willing to tell you over and over again... also beware of grumpy bartenders.
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