Home Sweet Home

Nightclub, Rock Club, and Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
  • Village Voice
    "Winner of Best Dance Floor in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!"(6 Tips)
    Vincent Q.
    "You'd think I'd get sick of watching hipsters dance."(11 Tips)
    Erin D.
    "One of my favorite random dancey sketch bars."(2 Tips)
    Harry R.
    "$5 cover on weekends is worth it."(3 Tips)
103 Tips and reviews
  • dancing
  • lively
  • dancey
  • good for singles
  • good for a late night
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  • Annie E.
    Annie EllertsenJune 29, 2014
    Amazing music! I literally never heard any of the songs before, all up-beat 50s old school. I want to pick through the DJ's collection! Wear sneakers or flats to dance...uneven concrete cellar floor.
  • David H.
    David HuAugust 17, 2014
    I love this place. Douchebag-free dance floor, young crowd, and great music -- the kind you "groove" to. Fridays is 100% oldies but Saturdays is a good mix of classics and modern.
  • Sonny B.
    Sonny ByrdMay 22, 2013
    After much internal debate, I'm ready to say publicly this is my favorite bar in NYC. Everything about it is perfect. Divey, cozy, dancey when needed, late happy hour, great music, prices & staff.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeNovember 21, 2015
    the staff is awesome, the drinks are reasonably priced, and they spin old school music until late! shout out to the trio playing tag on the dance floor, but beware of very aggressive creeps!
  • ThkFce B.
    ThkFce BlkHrtMarch 23, 2010
    This is a great little spot. Taxidermy theme. Pretty good music and atmosphere. Dark and Moody , but the music is pretty much funk, soul and disco. They are doing something right...+not a bad crowd. Read more
  • Sam S.
    Sam SamskiesDecember 30, 2012
    Awesome whatever no rules dance party go to spot. Some of the DJs need a lesson in mixing but at least they play the jams.
  • Tara A.
    Tara A.September 12, 2013
    Next door to the gated, locked door marked 131 there is a gaping hole in the wall w/ stairs. Congrats, you've found your crazy uncle's cabin hideaway. $3 drafts/wells 'til 8, M-Sat. Cover on wkends.
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineDecember 14, 2012
    This taxidermy-decorated bar flaunts a mixed crowd (there are occasionally bankers & clubbers here), which means hipsters cling to other like-minded hipsters and make out on the stuffed mongoose. Read more
  • Revel In New York
    Revel In New YorkMarch 31, 2010
    Home Sweet Home throws a weekly party where Minimal Wave style music is played. It has definitely exposed a lot people who would have otherwise never heard it. -Veronica Vasicka, Founder, Minimal Wave Read more
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 5, 2012
    “Home Sweet Home often has sponsored open bars on Sundays & Tuesdays. Check their calendar to find out when you can drink on the house.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/home-sweet-home.
  • Kento T.
    Amazinh place to dance and socialize. Wait until the bartender is done with whatever he is doing if you want to talk to him. Otherwise he will yell some bad words at your face!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 19, 2011
    Full of knickknacks (and one arresting disembodied horse head), this underground dance club is filled with students and after-work hipsters looking to hit the dance floor and let loose.
  • Alan Lester D.
    Alan Lester DumpitNovember 4, 2012
    Takes you out of new york and into the woods, i feel like i walked into a cabin in the south. Love it. Hipsters and occasional hip hop= awkard dance battles
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansAugust 9, 2014
    Music is surprisingly good. Definitely on the more divey side, although doesn't cross into grungy. Also check out the bobcat taxidermy.
  • Ellease R.
    Every song was ON POINT! Great jams, crowd, dive vibe. Shhh don't spoil the secret and ruin it!!
  • Peggy P.
    Peggy PooJuly 26, 2013
    I love this place, but the happy hour friday bartender needs to pick better music to play that makes people want to have fun and not die!
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsFebruary 2
    $5 weekend cover but I went on a Friday and it was all 50s rock n roll (did the twist all night)
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.January 9, 2013
    There's a bartender that looks identical to Silent Bob and he makes some of the best drinks in NYC. Don't trip over a stuffed eagle or fox while you dance in the back ....
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaNovember 28, 2015
    Fun music for dancing and decent priced drinks for that area. Gets crowded fast, however.
  • Winston S.
    Winston S.March 29, 2014
    Music was very loud. Several hours later can still notice the effect on my ears. Saw some dancers with ear plugs. I would recommend the same if you're going.
  • Manzin E.
    Manzin EtcDecember 11, 2011
    $25 minimum on credit cards, rum and coke will run about $6. No door on men's room stall. Absolutely deafeningly loud. Love the decor, though.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 11, 2011
    Winner of Best Dance Floor in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Haul yourself out on Mondays for The Good Kids DJs.
  • Timothy J.
    Timothy JApril 29, 2013
    uneven dance floor makes the smiley face sad on the vent located above the couch. :| however this could just be a side effect of the heavy handed bartender's drinks.
  • Georgina O.
    Georgina O.August 31, 2012
    Cool if you like to drink with underage kids who spill their drinks on you. And bartenders who stare you in your thirsty face
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinApril 22
    This is the place BigBad opened up after he couldn't blow down 3rd little pig's.
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonDecember 17, 2015
    Came here to dance! The New York Night Train evening is great fun, old funk & soul tunes.
  • Madalena P.
    Madalena PhillipsDecember 18, 2010
    Taxidermy-Oh-My! Drink until the decor become slightly bearable. Doubles. Then dance so everything becomes a blur. Fun times!
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMarch 3, 2013
    Come with no expectations, buck up the $5 cover charge, drink among taxidermy, and boogie down with the hipsters like it's no tomorrow.
  • Sharlene J.
    Sharlene JusteJanuary 29, 2014
    Good old school vibe, mixed crowd. genuine good time.
  • Erik J.
    Erik JohnsenDecember 4, 2011
    If you don't mind waiting in line, and paying 5 dollars for a his light, this is the place for you
  • Manasa V.
    Manasa VedulaFebruary 22, 2012
    Such a cool atmosphere. Great dancing, great music.
  • Korey L.
    Korey LartigueNovember 26, 2011
    Open bar night only, of course. And while you're at it, stay away from the park across the st. RATS everywhere.
  • Erin D.
    Erin DeathJuly 18, 2011
    One of my favorite random dancey sketch bars. Not saying there is anything wrong with that.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaNovember 3, 2014
    Friday it's better if you want a rock and roll genuine bar
  • KP
    KPDecember 26, 2013
    Motown music and an off beat crowd. It's like hipster Happy Days. Heyyyyyyy.
  • Asia B.
    Asia BoostaniNovember 28, 2011
    Sometimes u wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad u came!
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartAugust 9, 2014
    Great for dancing if you beat the cover.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MucilliDecember 4, 2015
    super fun place to dance with friends.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondFebruary 2, 2013
    Old school dance party. $5 cover on weekends is worth it.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FaileMarch 8, 2009
    Great for late-night dance parties, although the bartenders here are horrible.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SingerJune 22, 2015
    Dancing and fresh music. Reasonable drinks
  • John-Eric S.
    John-Eric SanchezJuly 21, 2012
    $20 credit card minimum, but decent drink prices for NYC: shot or tequila & shot of Jameson = $12.
  • Emily
    EmilyNovember 13, 2012
    Favorite. The art gallery upstairs isn't just a gallery...
  • Tony
    TonyJuly 17, 2011
    Don't come here in the summer. You'll be dripping with sweat in the first 2 minutes, and there's no way they are meeting fire code with the massive crowd
  • Monet H.
    Monet H.-M.October 12, 2011
    Stinkskc is dying to be mayor. Ask him for a double-hand hand shake!
  • Emre T.
    The bouncers discriminate against gay people. I wasnt let in because the bouncers rejected a gay friend of mind entry
  • Christina T.
    Christina TroitinoSeptember 24, 2014
    a post ironic sock hop drenched in beer, so the funnest
  • Monet H.
    Monet H.-M.January 9, 2012
    @crushdreamnyc and @SVNTHLTTR kill as DJs. Check out @DeadFunGroup for more info on them!
  • Tricia F.
    Tricia FAugust 7, 2010
    If you're not a "hipster" you'll hate it! Also, there's taxidermy all over the place
  • Yash A.
    Amazing music.. Can't stop dancing
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