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small venue, but great for seeing up-and-coming artists.
There are couches along the side all the way up to the stage. The minibar makes getting a drink very convenient.
As you get off the F train go to the 1st Avenue Exit end of the platform and then exit the station at the Houston and Allen exit - it's a 3min walk along Houston - very easy.
Great venue - really good sound and small enough to see your favs up close. If a band you might like is playing there, grab a ticket it'll be worth it...
It gets hot in here. 🔥🔥
Very intimate venue and one where many acts get their start. Often 2 shows a night, and the separate rooms make it easy(ish) to get drinks in the outside room and go back and watch inside.
This is where the Beatles got famous
Great shows and always a fun crowd. Good draft beer selection.
See some of the best "up and comers"
One of my favorite music venues in any of the boroughs. Small audience area keeps concerts intimate. Downside is you need to jump on tickets when bigger names come through, but it is well worth.
One of the best venues in NYC to see live music. Great sound and intimate feel.
Get tickets for all Bowery Presents concerts here and avoid ticketmaster processing fees!
Great intimate gig space. Saw The Motor Thom. Fun night.
One of the better venues in the city. Order a beer (drinks are pricey) in the back from the girl in the corner by the door, that we you don't miss a single note of the show.
Support your local music scene :-)
Música en vivo
If the bar is crowded just keep on moving forward! There’s another in the main room.
Don't stop just inside the door -- everyone does, but it's actually less crowded up front if you can make it through the mob blocking the door.
If you're going to take pictures don't annoy everyone behind you- use the Concert Camera app
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First civilized concert I've been to in NYC. Lovin it!
In telling you, IT's really a Rural town with a lot of Common Wealth
When the front bar is packed you can order from the tiny bar in the main room. Sometimes it's faster.
Rocket and the Ghost were awesome. The sound is great @ the Mercury Lounge.
Like SONGZA and check in during an event!
If a NYC-based band makes it big it's not without playing Mercury Lounge first. Come here any night of the week and you might hear the next Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes or The National.
Come for the music. Stay for the Magic Hat #9
Awesome venue with great sound!
Great place for bands! Very similar to Caradura in Mexico, DF
Lets all donate to get the Merc Lounge a curtain or SOMETHING to make encores less awkward.
This is a great show venue - I went to cover the Latin Alternative Music Conference and it was a great time. Their bartenders were pretty chill and their drinks were delish. Two thumbs up
The music is always awesome!
One of the best sounding venues
Sets start late, but if you get there on time, you might find seats at one of the two benches that comprise the entirety of the seating options..
Horrible sound quality. Feels like a garage band in the most literal sense. Not flattering to the bands at all :/
Great intimate venue. Bands love playing here, you'll love seeing them here. Just grab your drinks on the way in and stake out your place on the floor. It's going to get crowded.
This 250-capacity club has played host to many memorable CMJ breakout bands. In 2004, Arcade Fire graced its stage; in 2009, Mumford & Sons took baby steps on their rise with a CMJ appearance here.
Snag a spot on the benches lining the walls, or bop back by the sound booth. Check in, check your email, and pretend your friend is just a block away.
Best small (<300 capacity) venue in the city. If a band's got buzz catch them here, the Merc is the last intimate show they'll do.
IT'S SO LOUD MUSIC THERE THAT YOU really HAVE TO TAKE EARPLUGS WITH YOU OR YOUR HEARING WILL BE IMPAIRED. WHAT? CAPS LOCK!? SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
Terrific little venue for on the brink acts.
One of the best music venues in the city, hands down. Small, never too packed, No pretension here, just good music.
Super secret tip: there's a bar in the main room!
“Most of the bands hang out with their fans at the bar pre- and post-performance, so grab a spot there if you can.” More at
The gateway to fame and fortune. Everyone pays their dues at Merc, but not everyone gets a pass to the next level.
İ was at next door (peri wine bar) last week before show start They have a Happy hour great wines and draft beer $5 and great pizza
Want to see a sold-out show? Get here early! This venue sometimes keeps tickets reserved for sale at the door the day of the show.
Some of the best indie bands around come through this place which is great because the sound is great, but it's still a very intimate setting. Don't forget there's a bar in the back too!