Bitter End

(212) 673-7030 | View Website

147 Bleecker St, New York, NY | Directions   10012

40.728342 -73.999228

Open Hours

Mon-Thu, Sun 7:30pm-2am

Fri-Sat 7:30pm-4am

 
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Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village

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Bitter End

From The Owners of Bitter End

Legendary cafe-turned-nightclub continues to churn out a range of nightly acts in Greenwich Village.

Reviews for Bitter End

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Spirited young artists from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga played at one time or another at this institution, miraculously still in business in this age of mega-rents and iTunes.

2 months ago

Good place to go with your friends....cool

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4.0
over a year ago

Great place! – This place is very selective of the musicians that play here, so you are always guaranteed good music when you walk through their doors.

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3.0
over a year ago

Disappointing sound – I was excited to see my friend play here because of the Bitter End's history, but ended up being very disappointed in the sound. I'm sure the sound system is "modern" as they say, but they need a new sound guy. He seems to have lost his high-end hearing, and cranked the treble way up. There was no "kick" to the low end. The amount of reverb could have been dialed back a bit as well; it was distracting when quieter performers had their S's ringing out behind their words.

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4.0
over a year ago

great for live music – They get great folk, rock and classic rock acts here. Come listen. Especially on Wednesday nights, the place is kickin'.

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5.0
over a year ago

very intimate---great stage – i saw stanley clarke here and it was incredible! this place is a nyc classic and a must see for all who love music. so many great people have played here. the place is in the heart of The Village

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4.0
over a year ago

Legendary cafe-turned-nightclub continues to churn out a range of nightly acts in Greenwich Village. – The Scene
This landmark venue was once the stomping ground of standup and music legends including George Carlin and Bob Dylan. It opened its doors back in 1962--and looks about the same today, except for framed pictures and painted murals lining its red brick walls in homage to the successful acts of its past. Comfortable and homey, the expansive interior is filled with intimate wooden tables, and the well-worn bar serves brews and mixed drinks to an audience of tourists and performers' friends.

The Draw
Decades later, the spotlight is still on the stage. The owner, who's had a hand in the nightclub since 1968, continues to give up-and-coming musicians a chance. There are four to six live acts each night, ranging from ballad songstresses to rock bands or funk groups. And while the venue maintains a sense of authenticity, the staff takes pride in its modern sound system.

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4.0
over a year ago

See new talent at a classic night spot – We came upon the club by recommendation to hear live music while entertaining visitors. I frankly haven't heard about it until I was reminded that Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan played here. It's a NY landmark so take a look at the mural of past performers who played there. If you don't mind the cramp venue, it's worth a visit.

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3.5
over a year ago

Mixed Bad on Bleecker – Bitter End is an instituition and a place I love so I'm gonna have to do this. The talent is exceptional and it's a great venue for Bleecker because the crowd is old enough and classy enough that you don't have to worry about getting your shoes puked on. My problem is the crouchy help. Do they ever get new wait or bar staff here? It's like a bad union shop where the most bitter (sorry for the pun) and irratable stay on for life. Would it kill this witches to crack a smile or say excuse me or thank you once in a while? Just asking.

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4.0
over a year ago

Great Talents! – A really intimate venue...a great place to check out your favorite bands or to scope a new, hot talent.

It's a tight fit if you come with bigger groups but it's worth it if you're there to check out the music.

18 and over nights are a little annoying....

 

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