The Bowery Presents

Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • Noon–7:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

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  • Martha

    small venue, but great for seeing up-and-coming artists.

    Martha · February 10
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  • Lindsay T.

    There are couches along the side all the way up to the stage. The minibar makes getting a drink very convenient.

    Lindsay Toussaint · February 1
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  • Deb M.

    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.

    Deb M · January 31
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  • Deb M.

    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...

    Deb M · January 31
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  • Christina R.

    It gets hot in here. 🔥🔥

    Christina Rosado · January 21
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  • Jason S.

    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.

    Jason Schulweis · December 29, 2014
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  • Ryan A.

    This is where the Beatles got famous

    Ryan Ambs · December 16, 2014
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  • Kayleigh H.

    Great shows and always a fun crowd. Good draft beer selection.

    Kayleigh Harrington · December 14, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    See some of the best "up and comers"

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · December 13, 2014
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  • Andy M.

    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.

    Andy Martens · November 4, 2014
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  • Melissa R.

    One of the best venues in NYC to see live music. Great sound and intimate feel.

    Melissa Rosenthal · October 11, 2014
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  • Peter W.

    Get tickets for all Bowery Presents concerts here and avoid ticketmaster processing fees!

    Peter Wu · October 5, 2014
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  • Emma M.

    Great intimate gig space. Saw The Motor Thom. Fun night.

    Emma McVitie · September 29, 2014
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  • ben m.

    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.

    ben m · August 28, 2014
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  • Chri⚡ ℳ.

    Support your local music scene :-)

    Chri⚡ ℳiddleton★ · August 12, 2014
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  • Esteban L.

    Música en vivo

    Esteban Lussich · August 10, 2014
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  • The Bowery Presents

    If the bar is crowded just keep on moving forward! There’s another in the main room.

    The Bowery Presents · June 6, 2014
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  • David T.

    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.

    David Taylor · June 1, 2014
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  • Sarah L.

    If you're going to take pictures don't annoy everyone behind you- use the Concert Camera app

    Sarah Lensing · April 26, 2014
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  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Mercury Lounge - New York, NY early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/mo83tka

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
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  • Jazmin L.

    First civilized concert I've been to in NYC. Lovin it!

    Jazmin Lui · November 14, 2013
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  • Virginia R.

    In telling you, IT's really a Rural town with a lot of Common Wealth

    Virginia Records US · October 21, 2013
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  • SPIN

    When the front bar is packed you can order from the tiny bar in the main room. Sometimes it's faster.

    SPIN · October 15, 2013
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  • Angel L.

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    Angel Lee · October 4, 2013
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  • Nathaniel T.

    Rocket and the Ghost were awesome. The sound is great @ the Mercury Lounge.

    Nathaniel Thorne · October 4, 2013
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  • Henry

    Like SONGZA and check in during an event!

    Henry · October 1, 2013
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  • Songza Music

    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.

    Songza Music · September 27, 2013
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  • Larry L.

    Come for the music. Stay for the Magic Hat #9

    Larry Lieberman · August 21, 2013
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  • Fadia K.

    Awesome venue with great sound!

    Fadia Kader · July 20, 2013
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  • Alex M.

    Great place for bands! Very similar to Caradura in Mexico, DF

    Alex Moreno-Martz · July 10, 2013
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  • Chelsea Mae H.

    Lets all donate to get the Merc Lounge a curtain or SOMETHING to make encores less awkward.

    Chelsea Mae Hassman · May 31, 2013
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  • JC E.

    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

    JC Earle · December 25, 2012
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  • Melinda R.

    The music is always awesome!

    Melinda Rhodes · October 21, 2012
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  • Stephen K.

    One of the best sounding venues

    Stephen Kreick · October 3, 2012
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  • Chris C.

    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..

    Chris Cummings · October 2, 2012
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  • Rob B.

    Horrible sound quality. Feels like a garage band in the most literal sense. Not flattering to the bands at all :/

    Rob Brogan · September 29, 2012
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  • Concert Ticket Agency

    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.

    Concert Ticket Agency · September 20, 2012
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  • CMJ

    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.

    CMJ · August 29, 2012
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  • Tamara H.

    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.

    Tamara H · August 6, 2012
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  • Steve R.

    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.

    Steve Ritter · July 19, 2012
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  • Alexander F.

    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!

    Alexander Forsén · July 3, 2012
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  • ully j.

    nice place..

    ully julia · June 8, 2012
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  • Washington Square Hotel

    Terrific little venue for on the brink acts.

    Washington Square Hotel · May 22, 2012
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  • Joe Bastianich

    One of the best music venues in the city, hands down. Small, never too packed, No pretension here, just good music.

    Joe Bastianich · May 2, 2012
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  • Sarah L.

    Super secret tip: there's a bar in the main room!

    Sarah Lishin · April 26, 2012
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  • Party Earth

    “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 http://www.partyearth.com/venues/mercury-lounge.

    Party Earth · April 16, 2012
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  • AJ T.

    The gateway to fame and fortune. Everyone pays their dues at Merc, but not everyone gets a pass to the next level.

    AJ Tobey · April 14, 2012
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  • Orhan C.

    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

    Orhan Cakir · March 26, 2012
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  • Billboard

    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.

    Billboard · March 22, 2012
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  • exfm

    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!

    exfm · February 14, 2012
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