Lit Lounge

Lit Lounge

Rock Club, Bar, and Dive Bar
93 2nd Ave (btwn E 5th & E 6th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 9:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 PM–4:00 AM
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Lit Lounge is a place for painters, musicians, writers, and performers whose visions are not accepted by the mainstream to hang out and build a community.

6.0/10

Based on 199 votes

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Total Visitors
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Total Visits
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  • Nat M.

    Definitely not what it used to be..what happened to the 80s new wave indie vibe?

    Nat Ma · December 30, 2014
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  • Jessica P.

    Ten dollars gets you a beer and a shot. Ladies in for free.

    Jessica Placencia · December 28, 2014
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  • Michael M.

    Grungy bar/club/live music venue. Sometimes a pain to get into, particularly after midnight. Really has the East Village dive style going on here.

    Michael Muse · December 14, 2014
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  • Inderpreet S.

    Don't forget to check out the basement to see what's happening.

    Inderpreet Singh · September 21, 2014
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  • Joe N.

    LUKE DA DUKE X STAR FALCON X JOE-SAN

    Joe Nguyen · August 8, 2014
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  • Taylor G.

    Music, downstairs

    Taylor Gerard · August 7, 2014
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  • Jordan P.

    @PrinceTerrance

    Jordan Peagler · March 13, 2014
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  • Nick O.

    Check out Ethan Lusterman when he performs downstairs! Truly excellent vocals and guitar.

    Nick Ober · March 7, 2014
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  • Felix G.

    Sexy dark east vill vibe .Sunday nights for me I think is the best . Plus beats are on point. No drama just chill back an enjoy the people and vibe .

    Felix Garcia · February 10, 2014
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  • Sebastian R.

    Amazing service, amazing music, and a space made for dancing around like an idiot! (In a very good way though). Definitely recommend this place!

    Sebastian Rodriguez · January 18, 2014
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  • John A.

    This place kicks ass

    John A · November 2, 2013
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  • Jaclyn C.

    Analog Birds!!!!

    Jaclyn Ciamillo · September 8, 2013
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  • Robert P.

    Upset they decided to add a $5 cover Friday and Saturday. Really, was that necessary at 2am?

    Robert Porter · July 28, 2013
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  • Ljubica

    Ugh. This is the place of the 30 second DJ...every song plays for 30 sec, every genre, RPM, and style mixed.

    Ljubica · July 21, 2013
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  • Joyce S.

    Reminds me of 90's NYC

    Joyce Sereia · April 19, 2013
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  • Brigitte Z.

    Not too bad for a grungy place on a Sunday night- get down.

    Brigitte Zozula 🌺 · April 8, 2013
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  • Bryan W.

    For a shit

    Bryan Willhauck · April 3, 2013
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  • Brian B.

    This place is a dungeon of poor decisions, loosely dressed women, and overpriced booze.

    Brian Byrns · January 27, 2013
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  • Bianca Lo

    Things get craycray here after midnight

    Bianca Lo · January 24, 2013
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  • Joe M.

    Every time someone likes my last tip here, I get douche chills because I wrote "see" instead of "sea". Just so you all know, I'm not a moron. Thanks for your time.

    Joe Mack · January 16, 2013
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  • liz

    fun place but my phone was stolen here. watch your stuff.

    liz · January 16, 2013
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  • BlackBook Magazine

    This damp cave is dark to the point of nonrecognition, which works in your favor. Trust us. Read more

    BlackBook Magazine · December 14, 2012
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  • jessica d.

    do NOT leave anything unattended, especially downstairs. staff takes your shit then makes you pay to get it back.

    jessica dao · October 19, 2012
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  • Bill B.

    10 dollar vodka drinks in an East Village dive bar. Budweiser 6 bucks. Fuck this noise.

    Bill Berg · September 16, 2012
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  • Freka S.

    Cool/Creepy place. Be careful going down the stairs. No lights in the bathroom, just a candle. Sorry ladies no mirror check :/

    Freka Sexy · July 11, 2012
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  • Na'Tasha S.

    No lemon drops!? :(

    Na'Tasha Simm · June 26, 2012
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  • Valerie B.

    Free vodka at midnight? Yes please

    Valerie Bellegarde · June 8, 2012
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  • Casey M.

    $7 drafts... Fuck you.

    Casey M. · May 24, 2012
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  • joan l.

    Dance til your face melts off!

    joan lee · April 19, 2012
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  • Erik R.

    Great place to bring the whole family, graduation party , first communion ,ect.

    Erik Rapin · April 11, 2012
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  • Party Earth

    “The best bands/craziest characters don’t show up until later on. Since the door’s not hellishly exclusive, make this a late-night destination.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/lit-lounge.

    Party Earth · April 10, 2012
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  • Jeff P.

    Go downstairs if you're hunting

    Jeff Pierre-Louis · March 4, 2012
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  • King O.

    get drunk before you get there

    King Ofkings · March 1, 2012
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  • BaxterTheBoss

    Don't go here, save yourself the waste of a beer and realizing there are 1000 better places to be in NYC

    BaxterTheBoss · February 16, 2012
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  • Tes C.

    Be prepared the merge music is coming

    Tes Clacken · February 9, 2012
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  • David H.

    One of the best dive bars in the city.

    David Hsu · January 30, 2012
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  • Tim V.

    simmering drama, glimmering fauna, unidentifiable spirit, come, spent, viable, leer at, dank basement, stank bass, bent, raucous dance floor, noxious hands, door, sticky fingers, prickly tinglers ...

    Tim Vetter · January 19, 2012
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  • Scott S.

    Fuck this place, will never play again.

    Scott Scharinger · December 11, 2011
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  • Aneel R.

    order the sandwich

    Aneel Ranadive · November 12, 2011
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  • Luis daniel

    NOT dancing music and they force you to check in your bags and coats. They have security walk around and take your stuff if you leave it. Not coming here again.

    Luis daniel · November 4, 2011
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  • Rowley S.

    The long haired art fag downstairs is the worst thing that ever happened to humanity. Go back in time, kill his mother. You'll be new york's biggest hero. Spider-Man won't have anything on you.

    Rowley Sisson · September 29, 2011
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  • Ash F.

    Good crowd during the week but a little hit-and-miss on weekends. My local for a while :-)

    Ash Fontana · September 17, 2011
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  • Citizen New York

    Leave behind your high heels and nice sweater and step into this dive bar for some serious strong vodka soda's.

    Citizen New York · August 31, 2011
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  • Kev O.

    A lil older than the regular crowd but good drinks and good music

    Kev O'c · August 7, 2011
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  • Sherman S.

    Nice swivel bar stools and cheap ass drinks.

    Sherman Sherman · August 7, 2011
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  • Richard S.

    2 for 1 from whenever and buying drinks for dead homies

    Richard Sarrach · July 19, 2011
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  • Bruna C.

    Really cool & dirty bar. The basemant floor is too hot, but it's always fun. Read more

    Bruna Calheiros · July 15, 2011
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  • Lizz B.

    A bunch of hipsters spinning snoop dog. Strange beers to be on tap...water is free though!

    Lizz B. · July 3, 2011
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  • Angela D.

    Lots of drunk dancing and that's great but don't expect your song requests to go through.

    Angela Day · May 8, 2011
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  • Pierre V.

    Go downstairs to have fun during weekends. Great music and great people.

    Pierre Valade · May 2, 2011
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