Mercury Lounge
New York, NY

The Mercury Lounge is a club/music venue, in the Lower East Side section, of New York City. The structure, at 217 East Houston Street, housed the servants to the Astor Mansion, connected to it by an underground labyrinth of tunnels. Garfein's Restaurant occupied the space in the early part of the twentieth century and from 1933 to 1993 the storefront housed a seller of tombstones. In 1993, it was converted into a music venue. It has a capacity of 250 people.[

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Rated 4.44/5

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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.


The small stage, energetic crowd and top-notch indie bookings make Mercury Lounge an anomaly in New York, where indie bands regularly play to thousands. Come smell the bands you love! - IFC Staff

IFC

The front bar can really bottle-neck. Just head straight to the back room, where you can still order drinks!


The front bar can really bottle-neck. Just head straight to the back room, where you can still order drinks!


Cults say their Mercury Lounge gig was “the scariest show we’ve ever played, we had been a full band for less than a month.” Fun fact: The Strokes & Yeah Yeah Yeahs cut their teeth here too.


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Most Popular Check-in Times

DaysPopular Time
Mon–Tue5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Sun6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Fri–Sat6:00 PM–Midnight
Thu5:00 PM–11:00 PM

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