Bowery Poetry Club

(Now Closed)
Music Venue, Coffee Shop, and Wine Bar · NoHo
308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker & E Houston St.), New York, NY 10012, United States
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  • What you need to know
    Barry S.
    "Monday Night BINGO! is the BEST!!!"(3 Tips)
    Ian K.
    "Urbana Tuesday evenings at 7pm is where it's at for this club."(3 Tips)
    Dawn   :o) D.
    "Poetry slams here are awesome."(2 Tips)
    Party Earth
    "“Acoustic gospel, legit burlesque, and slam poetry are definitely welcome..."(2 Tips)
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  • Shana C.

    Dr. sketchy's anti-art school is hosted here every other Sunday.

    Shana Carp · June 10, 2012
  • NCM

    Cool hipster place with live shows. Best days to go: Mon/Wed/Sat

    NCM · May 15, 2012
  • Emily E.

    Drag Queen Bingo on Monday nights. $2/ card. So hilarious and fun!

    Emily Egan · May 4, 2012
  • Party Earth

    “Acoustic gospel, legit burlesque, and slam poetry are definitely welcome diversions from the usual LES live indie band scene. ” More info at

    Party Earth · April 3, 2012
  • Dawn   :o) D.

    Poetry slams here are awesome. The poets were amazing.

    Dawn :o) DamnYourNosey! · January 30, 2012
  • VideoDanceTV

    Be careful! Mr. Lower East Side can give you herpes!!

    VideoDanceTV · January 21, 2012
  • The Corcoran Group

    Home not only to amazing spoken word performances, but sexy Burlesque and hilarious Bingo. The real poetry is in the men’s room – try not to add you own.

    The Corcoran Group · December 17, 2011
  • Eric S.

    Urbana Slam every tuesday. Poems poems poems!

    Eric Silver · November 23, 2011
  • ViExtreme

    Daylen Orlick & The Drop D performed 30 September in their shot at the M.E.A.N.Y Fest

    ViExtreme · October 11, 2011
  • Apollonia M.

    Tip your bartenders well, dammit! :)

    Apollonia Marie · October 2, 2011
  • Trinity M.

    A new event called Catch-ah-Fiya Wednesday's on select nights featuring Reggae, Caribbean, R&B/Soul music and it's fantastic. Next one November 16, 2011. Free for ladies & reduced for men until 11:30.

    Trinity McKenzie · October 2, 2011
  • Howcast

    Can't seem to figure out what in the world Shakespeare is talking about, click here to learn "How to Analyze a poem"

    Howcast · September 20, 2011
  • jose r.

    spoken word is always good, nice spot

    jose r · September 14, 2011
  • Steve C.

    See an impromptu Childish Gambino show.

    Steve Chuk · September 9, 2011
  • Sarah S.

    that's Walt Whitman on the left brick wall above the stage, but I'm sure you already knew that

    Sarah Sweeney · August 22, 2011
  • Barry S.

    This is a great place to have fun! Monday Night BINGO! is the BEST!!!

    Barry Sheppard · August 18, 2011
  • Al B.

    Try the veal piccata!

    Al B-Smoov · August 16, 2011
  • michele j.

    Great drinks and shows in the back! Read more

    michele jarrett · August 8, 2011
  • FringeNYC

    We are so excited that Bowery Poetry Club will be VENUE #13 at FringeNYC 2011! Read more

    FringeNYC · July 8, 2011
  • Evan R.

    Monday night bingo is the fucking best. Tacky/amazing prizes, $4 Magic Hats, and the funniest, campiest hosts of all time!

    Evan Rosen · June 21, 2011
  • Rachel L.

    bingo night on Mondays is the best! Read more

    Rachel Levi · June 7, 2011
  • George G.

    Went to a gothic event here. Event was great / service sucked. Really? Are you going to wash glasses while I stand around and wait for you to take my drink order????

    George Grant · June 5, 2011
  • Danielle N.

    Dance hard to the 90s with the Bayside Tigers!

    Danielle Neuf · May 6, 2011
  • Stephen P.

    Catch Zoe Hansen when she's hosting readings. And don't judge a book by its cover... :)

    Stephen Pile · April 14, 2011
  • Patty D.

    A fun place to share your poetry, music or art. Circa '95 loves performing at this venue. Read more

    Patty Dukes · February 8, 2011
  • BoweryBoogie

    A bastion of creativity on the Bowery. If you can't attend a show, hit up their website where they stream readings and such live.

    BoweryBoogie · January 27, 2011
  • Jen S.

    Fire your boss show is crazy. November 11. Ldj will be performing live

    Jen Scott · October 29, 2010
  • Bram W.

    Check out the American Sign Language (ASL) Slam usually on the 4th Thursday of the month!

    Bram Weiser · October 29, 2010
  • Victor V.

    show Diane the bartender your ball other boobs for a free drink.

    Victor Varnado · October 11, 2010
  • ashleigh n.

    Rev Jen's Ant-Slam open mic on the 4th wednesday of every month is awesome! Watch it or sign up to be in it at 10pm! Read more

    ashleigh nankivell · September 27, 2010
  • Candace B.

    Monday night bingo- arrive early and wear cute under garments. You may be showing them to everybody

    Candace Bryantt · August 31, 2010
  • Ian K.

    Urbana Tuesday evenings at 7pm is where it's at for this club.

    Ian Khadan · July 20, 2010
  • Remick B.

    One day I will be mayor!

    Remick Benice · June 15, 2010
  • Bradford C.

    Good little spot for up and coming acts, but the staff is rather indifferent and occasionally impolite.

  • Brandie

    The drinks are pretty strong here.

    Brandie · April 15, 2010
  • Ryan C.

    Every now and then there's a mindblowing event called 7x20x21. MINDBLOWING

    Ryan Chapman · April 14, 2010
  • Shannon M.

    Open Mic Nights. Grreat spot.

    Shannon Moore · March 14, 2010
  • Farrah

    Make sure you catch the Urbana poetry slam Tuesday nights at 7pm. Or at least watch it live online. Read more

    Farrah · January 6, 2010

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