Arlene's Grocery

Manhattan – Lower East Side

Arlene's Grocery

95 Stanton St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts
Manhattan, NY 10002


Time Out NY Arlene's Grocery was one of the earliest rock-music venues south of East Houston, and it remains a hallowed hall of head-banging. Er, make that hallowed hole. Downstairs from the main bar is the room where bands rock out all week long; you'll need a liberal definitions of "loud" and "personal space" down there. Some impressive folks have taken the mike--Jeff Buckley, the Strokes, Vanessa Carlton and Beth Orton. Monthly events range from All-Ages Afternoon to Triple 666 Sunday, which is billed as "a night of debauchery."

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