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The Cutting Room for fantastic live music performances in NY

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The Cutting Room is New York City’s premier live music venue serving great food, drinks and some of the best live music performances in NY!

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From the amazing Bowie, to the unapologetic Lady Gaga, The Cutting Room has quite a story to share!

It first opened in 1999 through 2009, closed for a few years and was then reinvented by Steve Walter and Chris Noth – Mr. Big from Sex and the City. Finally, it reopened in the beginning of 2013 at a new address, in Midtown.

It is considered a special place where you will find great eclectic live music and good food.

The guitar chandelier is obviously one of the stars of the place. Plus, the barber chairs mingle with the décor and the massive wooden staircase is also a highlight. From there, you are able to see the entire place, giving you a privileged view of what’s going on.

“We wanted a place where up and coming artists could get seen and established artists felt comfortable playing club gigs. We wanted a place with great sound, creative food and cocktails where the venue itself was as beautiful as the music.”  ~ Steve Walter, Owner

If you want to grab dinner before heading for your exciting night at The Cutting Room, you might want to try the Lebanese, ILILI. We simply love it!

For a nearby hotel to stay, at an affordable rate, go to INNSIDE New York.

Now, to explore some more amazing live music performances in NY, head to Brooklyn! More specifically,  East Williamsburg to a spot called Brooklyn Steel. This is the place to go in the neighborhood.

Hours: May vary, so check their website to confirm!

Location: 44 East 32nd Street


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Cutting Room NYC
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Rock’n’Roll Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint for Nirvana fans

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We are all about a neighborhood at the very tip of Brooklyn, called Greenpoint. So many new venues are constantly opening and attracting some of the trendiest people in the New York. Saint Vitus is one of the places you have to know about.

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Nirvana performs at Saint Vitus Bar.

Greenpoint is a neighborhood in expansion. Some of the coolest ‘kids’ in New York live there and others are venturing into starting their own businesses. All locally made, which we love!

You can find everything from restaurants, bars, coffeeshop and famous donut bakeries, to hidden art galleries, apothecaries and even, a true rock bar!

The rock’n’roll Saint Vitus Bar is the first and only gothic-themed bar in the neighborhood. With dim lighting, they attract the metalheads and rock fans.

“FEARFUL naïfs may assume that heavy-metal bars are cradles of malevolence where depraved longhairs slake their thirst with bats’ blood. But Saint Vitus, a gothic-themed bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, named after a Black Sabbath song, is actually a welcoming spot for downing cheap beers and listening to Pantera.”

After playing at the “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” on a Thursday night, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (a.k.a. Nirvana), headed to Saint Vitus.

There they played an amazing full set of Nirvana Classics for the lucky crowd that was there that night!

The complete list of upcoming shows are online, so be sure to see what will be on during the night you plan on going.

As one of the owners once said: “It doesn’t have to be about metal, it’s a fun vibe.

If you want to explore the neighborhood, but have absolutely no idea where to start, let us help! Download our Self-Guided Tour of Greenpoint and explore the neighborhood with your friends. Here is a teaser of one of the places on the guide: Milk & Roses restaurant, one of our favorites!

Location: 1120 Manhattan Avenue


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Saint Vitus Bar
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Marie’s Crisis Cafe: Feeling Inside A New York Musical

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Marie’s Crisis Cafe is the place to be if you want to experience a different type of scene in New York City!

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Have you ever wanted just just walk into a bar and sing as loud as your lungs can handle? Now, imagine doing that at a cool neighborhood bar in New York, where many other talent voices can sing along!

Located in the West Village, in Manhattan, Marie’s Crisis Cafe attracts a bit of everything. From locals, to artists and the coolest gay crowd, you’ll definitely have a great and interesting time there!

“If you like how people in musicals can go without warning from normal conversation to singing their hearts out, this is the West Village bar for you.

One minute, the barmaid is pulling you a pint of Bass, the next she’s belting out “Me and Bobby McGee.”

At 5:30pm, groups of friends and random folks start gathering around the piano in the basement level. It’s quite an experience.

We have to emphasize that people there are usually Broadway lovers and know all the shows and lyrics!

In general, drinks are cheep, décor has a nostalgic early 1900’s vibe and guests are all pretty “random”. You’ll find young ones, gays, straight, everything in between and older people. But, that isn’t the point! The thing is, they all have one thing in common: they all love musicals!

It’s not a place you need to worry about how you look today. So be free to be yourself, have fun, appreciate everyone around you and…let go!

Do observe the sign that says it’s prohibited to film or take pictures of presentations. This is a place to have fun and enjoy, not to be behind a camera capturing everything. Besides, they do appreciate the privacy of not sharing what happens there. Not everyone likes to be broadcasted on social, right?

Be polite and respectful while there!

Oh! They are a cash only bar, so do be sure to have cash on you!

And believe it or not, Marie’s Crisis Cafe has no mirror or soap in the bathroom, so go prepared or bring your own. No, this is not a joke.

The West Village is one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city, so explore it with love!

Try Wilfie & Nell as another bar option. For food, you can go to the super trendy Via Carota and Buvette restaurants. For sushi, the famous Sushi Nakazawa is fantastic.

For one of the top minimalistic Brazilian fashion brands, go to Uma.

And last, go to Sofar Sounds to see what secret music gig they are hosting in the neighborhood. It’s a fantastic plan for a laid back, bring your own bottle night where upcoming artists singing to a small, private group!

Location: 59 Grove Street (b/w 7th Ave South and Bleecker Street)

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Kennedy N.


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