Stay

★★★★☆
A seductive style and easygoing East Village sensibility at this modernist lounge.
  • 244 East Houston

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: Avenue A

    Map & Directions
  • 212-982-3532

About Stay

Hours
Wed 10pm-4am Thu 10pm-4am Fri-Sat 9pm-4am
Special Offer
$10 OPEN BAR

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i had a lot of fun at stay, the music selection isnt too pop oriented and they play a lot of unique stuff. the crowd is great very attractive people. my only complaint is that is suspect that there may be a bit of water added to the mixed drinks, they tasted a bit diluted...

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★★★☆☆

i had a lot of fun at stay, the music selection isnt too pop oriented and they play a lot of unique stuff. the crowd is great very attractive people. my only complaint is that is suspect that there may be a bit of water added to the mixed drinks, they tasted a bit diluted...

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Great place!...been open for years and always stop by when I'm in the area. Good music and crowd is the usual.

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★★★★★

Great place!...been open for years and always stop by when I'm in the area. Good music and crowd is the usual.

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Parking Sucks..Over-priced , watered -down drinks..Got very hot inside.. Shared bathroom was terible and absurd..VIP area in basement was horible and NO hot chicks at all. Bartenders were friendly though but Weird how about 40+ reviews here were positive.hmmm..fishy
two words..DON'T STAY

0
★☆☆☆☆

Parking Sucks..Over-priced , watered -down drinks..Got very hot inside.. Shared bathroom was terible and absurd..VIP area in basement was horible and NO hot chicks at all. Bartenders were friendly though but Weird how about 40+ reviews here were positive.hmmm..fishy
two words..DON'T STAY

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I just had my sister's surprise party at Stay and it was perfect! The event planner was great to deal with. She made sure we didn't have to wait on line when we arrive and that we had two large tables reserved since we had over 50 people. Our waitress took care of us all night. Couldn't ask for me...thanks for making it so easy!

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★★★★☆

I just had my sister's surprise party at Stay and it was perfect! The event planner was great to deal with. She made sure we didn't have to wait on line when we arrive and that we had two large tables reserved since we had over 50 people. Our waitress took care of us all night. Couldn't ask for me...thanks for making it so easy!

Pros: Music, service

Cons: Too crowded

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I had a birthday gathering for about 15 people at Stay this weekend - the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful as I was setting it up. The place is intimate and fun...the DJ got better and better as the night went on. All my guests had a great time. We will definetly go back!

2
★★★★☆

I had a birthday gathering for about 15 people at Stay this weekend - the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful as I was setting it up. The place is intimate and fun...the DJ got better and better as the night went on. All my guests had a great time. We will definetly go back!

Pros: Friendly staff, good DJ, good seating (table service)

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I recently hosted my birthday party here- it was great! Rob was very helpful and accomodating. The drinks were good and the music was awesome- one good song after another! The place was very nice but it did get a little hot once more people came in. Overall, it was great and I would definitely go there again!

2
★★★★☆

I recently hosted my birthday party here- it was great! Rob was very helpful and accomodating. The drinks were good and the music was awesome- one good song after another! The place was very nice but it did get a little hot once more people came in. Overall, it was great and I would definitely go there again!

Pros: Good Music, Good Drinks, Nice place

Cons: Too hot inside

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I recently had my Fundraiser event at STAY and it was fantastic!! The crew, Rob, Lance, Zargo, Zasha were amazingly kind and accommodating. The guests loved the atmosphere and the drinks were incredible. I love this space and I would say it is a perfect location to get cozy on a first date , have a party with your close friends or have a business social event. It's sensual and warm. And trust me I will be back as I'm sure many of my guest that attended for the first time. STAY makes you want to STAY. :-)
Swaggerliciously SENSUAL!

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★★★★★

I recently had my Fundraiser event at STAY and it was fantastic!! The crew, Rob, Lance, Zargo, Zasha were amazingly kind and accommodating. The guests loved the atmosphere and the drinks were incredible. I love this space and I would say it is a perfect location to get cozy on a first date , have a party with your close friends or have a business social event. It's sensual and warm. And trust me I will be back as I'm sure many of my guest that attended for the first time. STAY makes you want to STAY. :-)
Swaggerliciously SENSUAL!

Pros: Great Area and Staff

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I was referred to Stay from a coworker who had a drunken escapade worth remembering. Making the reservation was easy and had no complications at the door. By 2am I was floating after drowning in cafe patron shots. Thanks! Goodtimes!

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★★★★★

I was referred to Stay from a coworker who had a drunken escapade worth remembering. Making the reservation was easy and had no complications at the door. By 2am I was floating after drowning in cafe patron shots. Thanks! Goodtimes!

Pros: Great Music and No cover

Cons: Parking

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I'm shocked that the LES has such a hidden gem. I booked my 28th bday with 20 friends and had a blast. What's great is there's no hassle at the door,your guests get priority, and a snob free enviroment. The only downfall was a friend of mine couldn't get in with shorts. I'll be back for sure.

2
★★★★★

I'm shocked that the LES has such a hidden gem. I booked my 28th bday with 20 friends and had a blast. What's great is there's no hassle at the door,your guests get priority, and a snob free enviroment. The only downfall was a friend of mine couldn't get in with shorts. I'll be back for sure.

Pros: Great Staff

Cons: bad area for parking

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So lets get realistic. I've been to Stay three times in the past year and its one of those places which gets worse each time you go. I consider the LES to be the dingiest area of Manhattan and I go there for good deals and sloppy drunk fun. Stay randomly thinks they can charge $10-$15 per drink even though its just a dive bar on Houston Street. The bartender gave me attitude when I refused to pay my $100 tab for 7 drinks. It was totally absurd. The downstairs "VIP" area is a windowless basement with low ceilings and after 10 minutes in there I need air. I would not recommend this place--it will disappoint.

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★★☆☆☆

So lets get realistic. I've been to Stay three times in the past year and its one of those places which gets worse each time you go. I consider the LES to be the dingiest area of Manhattan and I go there for good deals and sloppy drunk fun. Stay randomly thinks they can charge $10-$15 per drink even though its just a dive bar on Houston Street. The bartender gave me attitude when I refused to pay my $100 tab for 7 drinks. It was totally absurd. The downstairs "VIP" area is a windowless basement with low ceilings and after 10 minutes in there I need air. I would not recommend this place--it will disappoint.

Pros: good music

Cons: overpriced drinks

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So, I planned this the week of my birthday and everything went smoothly. I was so scared b/c I didn't pick a place and when I called other venues in the LES, I was told to try Stay. Rob Koda, helped me set up a table which was no charge and no charge at the door. The place wasn't that packed either on a Saturday night. I could walk and move around lol. Later the VIP downstairs open which had more dancing. One of the best birthdays ever! Thanks Again!~

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★★★★★

So, I planned this the week of my birthday and everything went smoothly. I was so scared b/c I didn't pick a place and when I called other venues in the LES, I was told to try Stay. Rob Koda, helped me set up a table which was no charge and no charge at the door. The place wasn't that packed either on a Saturday night. I could walk and move around lol. Later the VIP downstairs open which had more dancing. One of the best birthdays ever! Thanks Again!~

Pros: Ambience, music, service

Cons: Parking, get there at a reasonable time

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Hey guys I applaud you for having an amazing party! The deal was sweet. Everything went smooth and the music was on the money. See you all again less intoxicated!

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★★★★★

Hey guys I applaud you for having an amazing party! The deal was sweet. Everything went smooth and the music was on the money. See you all again less intoxicated!

Pros: Fun Staff,Great Music

Cons: Parking

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Spent more time on the ass-gasket line than chatting with friends! What good is the 2 additional bathrooms in the basement if they're "off-limits". BTW, No cuties and the drinks were horrible!

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★☆☆☆☆

Spent more time on the ass-gasket line than chatting with friends! What good is the 2 additional bathrooms in the basement if they're "off-limits". BTW, No cuties and the drinks were horrible!

Pros: None

Cons: lighting, bathroom, ambience,

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This bar is NOT a good place to go if you're looking for some fun. Boring! Bad sound system and odd layout. No hotties and one bathroom.

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★☆☆☆☆

This bar is NOT a good place to go if you're looking for some fun. Boring! Bad sound system and odd layout. No hotties and one bathroom.

Pros: none

Cons: couldnt even find it

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I had my bday party last Saturday and we had so much fun. Bartenders were super friendly too.
We didn't reserve a table, but 14of us could easily find seating and tables. Good music, good ambiance!
We loved the fact that i was not crazily packed.!

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★★★★★

I had my bday party last Saturday and we had so much fun. Bartenders were super friendly too.
We didn't reserve a table, but 14of us could easily find seating and tables. Good music, good ambiance!
We loved the fact that i was not crazily packed.!

Pros: everything!!!

Cons: cocktails weren't the best.

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I was searching high and low for a nice lounge for my boyfriend's surprise birthday party, I didn't want the average expensive place with a lot of attitude and drama. I'm glad to say that is not what happened at all. I booked the VIP table for the price of 1 bottle (great) and that was it. All my guests got in easily and didn't have to wait in line, the service was great, they allow cupcakes for birthdays (try sugar sweet sunshine bakery around the corner from here- it's open late) Some people here have said it can get packed, I went on a Friday night and it really wasn't too packed at all, there were a lot more people as it got later, but it was really fine. The place isn't huge at all, and one sucky thing was that there is only one bathroom total. But honestly the DJ was good, the service was great, there were no problems what so ever, and everyone had a good time. Just be prepared, if you get the VIP table (highly suggested for groups of 10 and up), it is right under the DJ, so if you don't like it loud... you may consider a regular table or another place.

2
★★★★★

I was searching high and low for a nice lounge for my boyfriend's surprise birthday party, I didn't want the average expensive place with a lot of attitude and drama. I'm glad to say that is not what happened at all. I booked the VIP table for the price of 1 bottle (great) and that was it. All my guests got in easily and didn't have to wait in line, the service was great, they allow cupcakes for birthdays (try sugar sweet sunshine bakery around the corner from here- it's open late) Some people here have said it can get packed, I went on a Friday night and it really wasn't too packed at all, there were a lot more people as it got later, but it was really fine. The place isn't huge at all, and one sucky thing was that there is only one bathroom total. But honestly the DJ was good, the service was great, there were no problems what so ever, and everyone had a good time. Just be prepared, if you get the VIP table (highly suggested for groups of 10 and up), it is right under the DJ, so if you don't like it loud... you may consider a regular table or another place.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Music, Crowd

Cons: The name "STAY" isn't on the front so look for the street address, 1 bathroom only

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This bar is quintessential New York. I like a bar that has an eclectic mix and Stay is certainly that. I've been there a dozen times in the past 3 years and the crowd is always diverse; just what you would expect on the lower east side of Manhattan. Maybe it's because the owners are so diverse themselves. One is Filipino/Polish American, one Thai American and the other American/American (the one with the "body"). I've been there when the mix was African American and Asian American and another time I was there when the crowd seemed to be half Un-American and European. Another time I stopped by for a quick drink and it was like I was in New York Model heaven. One of the interesting aspects is how the crowd changes from early evening to late night. I really like the music for the same reason. It is always different so I suspect they have a diverse group of DJ's. In any case, these three owners must be doing something right cause the place is still going strong for at least 3 years that I know of. (A rare thing in a city where bars seem to open and close on a moments notice). I'm an uptown guy but when I head downtown for dinner I like stopping by here before or after I eat. In these tough economic times STAY lounge is here to stay.

2
★★★★★

This bar is quintessential New York. I like a bar that has an eclectic mix and Stay is certainly that. I've been there a dozen times in the past 3 years and the crowd is always diverse; just what you would expect on the lower east side of Manhattan. Maybe it's because the owners are so diverse themselves. One is Filipino/Polish American, one Thai American and the other American/American (the one with the "body"). I've been there when the mix was African American and Asian American and another time I was there when the crowd seemed to be half Un-American and European. Another time I stopped by for a quick drink and it was like I was in New York Model heaven. One of the interesting aspects is how the crowd changes from early evening to late night. I really like the music for the same reason. It is always different so I suspect they have a diverse group of DJ's. In any case, these three owners must be doing something right cause the place is still going strong for at least 3 years that I know of. (A rare thing in a city where bars seem to open and close on a moments notice). I'm an uptown guy but when I head downtown for dinner I like stopping by here before or after I eat. In these tough economic times STAY lounge is here to stay.

Pros: Great mix of people

Cons: Can be crowded at times

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My going away celebration at STAY this past weekend was an fun. I didn't like the fact that I had to ask for my complimentary bottle of champagne, they should just have given it to me upon arrival when they seated my group. The male bartender with the french accent in the front was really sweet but slow as a turtle. I counted at least 7 or 8 people waiting on drinks. Not good. The vibe inside was ok, typical lower east wanna-be hipsters filled with mostly Europeans and to my dismay not as diverse as I expected. Other than that I'd like to point out that the music made my night and everyone loved the DJ, oh and the bouncers are awesome! never met security that was so cool.

2
★★★★☆

My going away celebration at STAY this past weekend was an fun. I didn't like the fact that I had to ask for my complimentary bottle of champagne, they should just have given it to me upon arrival when they seated my group. The male bartender with the french accent in the front was really sweet but slow as a turtle. I counted at least 7 or 8 people waiting on drinks. Not good. The vibe inside was ok, typical lower east wanna-be hipsters filled with mostly Europeans and to my dismay not as diverse as I expected. Other than that I'd like to point out that the music made my night and everyone loved the DJ, oh and the bouncers are awesome! never met security that was so cool.

Pros: Music Music Music , DJ, clean

Cons: not as crowded as hyped up to be

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I had my 25th bday party at STAY Saturday,and had a blast and worry free time. No hassles at the door,immediate seating, and comp champagne to celebrate. The bartenders were generous and friendly. I met one of the managers,Lance,and he hooked us up with some yummy shots. He's so hot!!!! The only issue was it got a bit packed and the smoking section outside is tight.

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★★★★★

I had my 25th bday party at STAY Saturday,and had a blast and worry free time. No hassles at the door,immediate seating, and comp champagne to celebrate. The bartenders were generous and friendly. I met one of the managers,Lance,and he hooked us up with some yummy shots. He's so hot!!!! The only issue was it got a bit packed and the smoking section outside is tight.

Pros: fun staff

Cons: crowded

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I had my birthday party here last night. First of all, they sent me an email saying there was a "premium" open bar from 9-10, it only included well liquor no beer. The resident DJ was really bad and was not open to requests. His playlist was pretty lame, his newest song was from 5 years ago. The decor was pretty bad also, one bathroom, one huge couch. The floors were old laminate tiles. It looked like a dingy hallway. The cocktail cups at the bar were plastic! The bartenders were nice though. It's hard to believe that all 47 reviewers had a great time here, smells fishy.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had my birthday party here last night. First of all, they sent me an email saying there was a "premium" open bar from 9-10, it only included well liquor no beer. The resident DJ was really bad and was not open to requests. His playlist was pretty lame, his newest song was from 5 years ago. The decor was pretty bad also, one bathroom, one huge couch. The floors were old laminate tiles. It looked like a dingy hallway. The cocktail cups at the bar were plastic! The bartenders were nice though. It's hard to believe that all 47 reviewers had a great time here, smells fishy.

Pros: nice bartenders

Cons: dj, decor, plastic cocktail cups

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Went here last weekend on a last-minute get together w/ some friends...no BS at the door, great staff and the drinks were pretty good, decently priced. The music was pretty good too, a nice mix of things. Overall a very good vibe, relaxed atmosphere, and the inside looks great. A friend of mind plans on having her bday here next Saturday and I'm looking forward to being back.

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★★★★★

Went here last weekend on a last-minute get together w/ some friends...no BS at the door, great staff and the drinks were pretty good, decently priced. The music was pretty good too, a nice mix of things. Overall a very good vibe, relaxed atmosphere, and the inside looks great. A friend of mind plans on having her bday here next Saturday and I'm looking forward to being back.

Pros: Great staff, chill atmosphere, good drinks

Cons: small space, but it adds to the coziness

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It's a little small but I had a great time there. The dj was playing some great tunes. And it's really cute inside.

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★★★★☆

It's a little small but I had a great time there. The dj was playing some great tunes. And it's really cute inside.

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Stay is a really trendy, sophisticated place to just hang out after work or even have a little get together there. The staff are the nicest I have ever seen (and that's pretty rare these days), they have signature drinks that are really strong... and good :D It's cozy, it's not terribly big but I like that, they have an amazing seating area and the music is always fun. Call them to find out what's going on different nights, I think at one point I went to crave thursdays... which is literally white castle nights! yum!

2
★★★★★

Stay is a really trendy, sophisticated place to just hang out after work or even have a little get together there. The staff are the nicest I have ever seen (and that's pretty rare these days), they have signature drinks that are really strong... and good :D It's cozy, it's not terribly big but I like that, they have an amazing seating area and the music is always fun. Call them to find out what's going on different nights, I think at one point I went to crave thursdays... which is literally white castle nights! yum!

Pros: The staff, the enviornment, specials night

Cons: a little small area but that's only if you don't like that.

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This past Saturday, some friends and I held an AIDS Walk fundraiser here (dance off style). The owner was extremely accommodating, letting us set up two hours in advance of their normal opening hour (typically 9 p.m.), and bring our group in at 8. He allowed me to guest DJ for the event, and even the real DJ was very accommodating and helpful! The bartender was friendly, everyone made the whole thing very easy, and we raised a lot of money for a very good cause! I would highly recommend STAY to anyone looking for a lounge atmosphere with a great vibe and good music.

2
★★★★★

This past Saturday, some friends and I held an AIDS Walk fundraiser here (dance off style). The owner was extremely accommodating, letting us set up two hours in advance of their normal opening hour (typically 9 p.m.), and bring our group in at 8. He allowed me to guest DJ for the event, and even the real DJ was very accommodating and helpful! The bartender was friendly, everyone made the whole thing very easy, and we raised a lot of money for a very good cause! I would highly recommend STAY to anyone looking for a lounge atmosphere with a great vibe and good music.

Pros: Staff Friendliness, Music, Atmosphere

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I just co-hosted a friends 40th birthday party here for 50 guests. We had rented the entire space for ourselves from 8-10pm which was definitely the way to go (paying per person for open bar). We brought our own food in & the place was very accomodating-- opening up an hour early for us to set up & decorate & accept our food deliveries. The owner & managers remained on site the whole time and were very helpful and friendly. The DJ was great & took our requests. Everyone had a really terrific time. Although we did have the space 'privately' for 2 hours, it seemed like other outsiders started streaming in around 9:40pm or so. By 10pm it was really crowded and most of my guests opted to leave by 11pm. I would definitely recommend STAY for a private event.

2
★★★★☆

I just co-hosted a friends 40th birthday party here for 50 guests. We had rented the entire space for ourselves from 8-10pm which was definitely the way to go (paying per person for open bar). We brought our own food in & the place was very accomodating-- opening up an hour early for us to set up & decorate & accept our food deliveries. The owner & managers remained on site the whole time and were very helpful and friendly. The DJ was great & took our requests. Everyone had a really terrific time. Although we did have the space 'privately' for 2 hours, it seemed like other outsiders started streaming in around 9:40pm or so. By 10pm it was really crowded and most of my guests opted to leave by 11pm. I would definitely recommend STAY for a private event.

Pros: Fun atmosphere, lots of seating

Cons: super crowded by 10pm

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I had my birthday here last weekend. I had about 15 people, and we reserved the VIP area in the back (a raised area by the DJ, with a table and room for dancing). If you are coming here with a group, I definitely recommend reserving this area - otherwise you will be really crowded. The place was packed after midnight. You can reserve the VIP area by buying only one bottle for about $200 - not bad for NYC. The music was a good mix of hip-hop, and we danced all night. The staff here is great, including the bouncers - everyone was friendly throughout, and personally greeted me when I arrived. I would definitely recommend Stay for a small group, but be sure to reserve the VIP area.

2
★★★★☆

I had my birthday here last weekend. I had about 15 people, and we reserved the VIP area in the back (a raised area by the DJ, with a table and room for dancing). If you are coming here with a group, I definitely recommend reserving this area - otherwise you will be really crowded. The place was packed after midnight. You can reserve the VIP area by buying only one bottle for about $200 - not bad for NYC. The music was a good mix of hip-hop, and we danced all night. The staff here is great, including the bouncers - everyone was friendly throughout, and personally greeted me when I arrived. I would definitely recommend Stay for a small group, but be sure to reserve the VIP area.

Pros: Good music, friendly staff, no cover charge

Cons: Crowded

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We held our company party at STAY. And I must say is definitely one of those rare gems in the city. The service was just as sleek as the venue. Our event was a success because of their impeccable staff. The owners definitely know how to throw an event. And the food was superb. Excellent food, drinks and people, what more do want but to go STAY.

2
★★★★★

We held our company party at STAY. And I must say is definitely one of those rare gems in the city. The service was just as sleek as the venue. Our event was a success because of their impeccable staff. The owners definitely know how to throw an event. And the food was superb. Excellent food, drinks and people, what more do want but to go STAY.

Pros: service, venue, food, and drinks.

Cons: N/A

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Recently threw a party for my cousin on a Saturday night and reserved a table in the back. The staff was extremely helpful and were there early in the evening so I could drop some things off before the party. When I arrived the staff knew my name and were quick to deliver the bottle that I requested. The music was fantastic. Good mix of hip-hop and what not and everyone at the party complemented me on the good choice of place. The place is small and can get a bit crowded but usually enough room to dance.

2
★★★★★

Recently threw a party for my cousin on a Saturday night and reserved a table in the back. The staff was extremely helpful and were there early in the evening so I could drop some things off before the party. When I arrived the staff knew my name and were quick to deliver the bottle that I requested. The music was fantastic. Good mix of hip-hop and what not and everyone at the party complemented me on the good choice of place. The place is small and can get a bit crowded but usually enough room to dance.

Pros: Good music

Cons: A bit crowded

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Recently had a birthday party here and reserved the VIP section in the back. The owner/manager was great to deal with. I purchased two bottles for the table and overall, bottle service is much reasonably priced than most bars/clubs. The waitresses did nothing more than bring the bottles over to the table but the 20% tip was mandatory so I felt a little jipped (one waitress had the nerve to recommend more). The music was mostly hip hop and the venue attracts a lot of younger patrons. Overall, not a bad experience and I would recommend to those who don't mind a night out with a fairly young and rowdy crowd.

2
★★★★☆

Recently had a birthday party here and reserved the VIP section in the back. The owner/manager was great to deal with. I purchased two bottles for the table and overall, bottle service is much reasonably priced than most bars/clubs. The waitresses did nothing more than bring the bottles over to the table but the 20% tip was mandatory so I felt a little jipped (one waitress had the nerve to recommend more). The music was mostly hip hop and the venue attracts a lot of younger patrons. Overall, not a bad experience and I would recommend to those who don't mind a night out with a fairly young and rowdy crowd.

Pros: Nice owner, cool space

Cons: Young kids

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I never heard of STAY before, I found it on Citysearch when looking for a place to host 20 of our friends for my fiance's b-day party on a Saturday night. The staff was so amazing, the music was awesome, and there wasn't an ounce of attitude. The owner himself was extremely accomodating, as was the staff. From beginning to end. I highly reccomend having your next party here!

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★★★★★

I never heard of STAY before, I found it on Citysearch when looking for a place to host 20 of our friends for my fiance's b-day party on a Saturday night. The staff was so amazing, the music was awesome, and there wasn't an ounce of attitude. The owner himself was extremely accomodating, as was the staff. From beginning to end. I highly reccomend having your next party here!

Pros: Amazing Service/Great Music

Cons: Can't think of any

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STAY is a real comforting lounge that is very small but a cool place to chill and listen to music. Their music is great where they range from 70s-90s-hip hop-reggae-reggaeton-techno at around 3am. Their drinks are typical around $8-10. Bouncers are real cool and so are the bartenders. The place can get too crowded on busy nights since the place is small. They keep their word on reservations and include bottle and table. Go early for a drink, lounge and dance a little!

2
★★★★★

STAY is a real comforting lounge that is very small but a cool place to chill and listen to music. Their music is great where they range from 70s-90s-hip hop-reggae-reggaeton-techno at around 3am. Their drinks are typical around $8-10. Bouncers are real cool and so are the bartenders. The place can get too crowded on busy nights since the place is small. They keep their word on reservations and include bottle and table. Go early for a drink, lounge and dance a little!

Pros: NO COVER, Good DJ, Hot neighborhood

Cons: Too Small, No Dance floor, immature fights.

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I just had my party this past week at Stay, I'll admit the door policy is strict, they didn't let a few friends in that were dressed down but I guess that's understandable when there's no cover. The table reservations were all full so I recommend booking in advance and ask for their bottle packages. The place is small to medium size holding roughly 200 people which made it awesome bumping & grinding in the back dance floor. The music was decent, not bad but a lot of commercial top 40, the mash ups were a bonus. Overall I recommend Stay for the great service they give birthday celebrants.

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★★★★☆

I just had my party this past week at Stay, I'll admit the door policy is strict, they didn't let a few friends in that were dressed down but I guess that's understandable when there's no cover. The table reservations were all full so I recommend booking in advance and ask for their bottle packages. The place is small to medium size holding roughly 200 people which made it awesome bumping & grinding in the back dance floor. The music was decent, not bad but a lot of commercial top 40, the mash ups were a bonus. Overall I recommend Stay for the great service they give birthday celebrants.

Pros: good service, drinks and dancing in the back

Cons: tables get sold out, parking

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Stay is a pretty cool place to pop by and get some drinks at. The place is tiny, bar is usually packed but, it's a chill vibe at the place and although it maybe get crowded, people are not pushy. Drinks are decently priced. Overall, a great lounge to hang out at but, there isn't much dancing going on.

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★★★★☆

Stay is a pretty cool place to pop by and get some drinks at. The place is tiny, bar is usually packed but, it's a chill vibe at the place and although it maybe get crowded, people are not pushy. Drinks are decently priced. Overall, a great lounge to hang out at but, there isn't much dancing going on.

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I just recently had my birthday party at STAY on a Saturday night. It turned out to be the best birthday I've had!! The staff at STAY are very friendly - including the bouncers at the door. This place is awsome for birthdays since it is no-cover & hassle-free at the door! Tthere is also no minimum bottle requirements for tables!! The best thing about this place is the music - just off-da-hook!! The DF plays hot urban beats all night long and no 80s!! Dance floor is not big - but it's cozy. All of my guests had a blast and many stayed until close (no pub intended)!! A few are even thinking of having their parties at STAY. But make sure you keep your eye on your tab - bc the bartender was very liberal and charged drinks on wrong tabs... Otherwise - all is highly recommended!!

2
★★★★★

I just recently had my birthday party at STAY on a Saturday night. It turned out to be the best birthday I've had!! The staff at STAY are very friendly - including the bouncers at the door. This place is awsome for birthdays since it is no-cover & hassle-free at the door! Tthere is also no minimum bottle requirements for tables!! The best thing about this place is the music - just off-da-hook!! The DF plays hot urban beats all night long and no 80s!! Dance floor is not big - but it's cozy. All of my guests had a blast and many stayed until close (no pub intended)!! A few are even thinking of having their parties at STAY. But make sure you keep your eye on your tab - bc the bartender was very liberal and charged drinks on wrong tabs... Otherwise - all is highly recommended!!

Pros: Hot urban beats, cozy atmosphere, no cover, no hassle

Cons: too liberal with tabs

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I didn't want to stay at Stay very long! I went when it first opened and initially the sound system was terrible and they had issues with the AC so it was terribly humid and hot. And adding to the discomfort it was really crowded. I went back a weekend ago but now there's a terrible stench in the back so it smells like diapers. Nice place but needs a lot of work.

1
★★☆☆☆

I didn't want to stay at Stay very long! I went when it first opened and initially the sound system was terrible and they had issues with the AC so it was terribly humid and hot. And adding to the discomfort it was really crowded. I went back a weekend ago but now there's a terrible stench in the back so it smells like diapers. Nice place but needs a lot of work.

Pros: Location

Cons: crowded, small

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the place is a bit too narrow, but it's very cozy when it's not overload with people.
great music, just wish they have more room to dance.

2
★★★★★

the place is a bit too narrow, but it's very cozy when it's not overload with people.
great music, just wish they have more room to dance.

Pros: attractive people , drinks, music

Cons: parking

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I recently had my birthday party at Stay. Before planning it, I went to scope the place out just to make sure I would like it. Stay is esthetically pleasing to the eye, very trendy and clean, so clean the place smells like a spa. I think it's cause of the weird looking air purifer they have sitting by the DJ booth. The initial night I went was a Thursday, while the crowd was decently mixed up (mostly the corporate banker type) I can't say the same for my party the following day on Friday, all europeans with accents dominated half of the scene. The music was really good and the staff was friendly. Overall I recommend Stay

2
★★★★☆

I recently had my birthday party at Stay. Before planning it, I went to scope the place out just to make sure I would like it. Stay is esthetically pleasing to the eye, very trendy and clean, so clean the place smells like a spa. I think it's cause of the weird looking air purifer they have sitting by the DJ booth. The initial night I went was a Thursday, while the crowd was decently mixed up (mostly the corporate banker type) I can't say the same for my party the following day on Friday, all europeans with accents dominated half of the scene. The music was really good and the staff was friendly. Overall I recommend Stay

Pros: Attractive guys, Great Music

Cons: Very loud in the back, slow coatcheck

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Stay was by far a memorable experience. The manager promised my party sitting and bottle service and actually stuck to his word. Since it was my bday the owner approached me and hooked us up with shots. I hate going into places where everyone is checking you out. When you walk in you can feel a good energy from the crowd. Definately no pretentious individuals roaming around. The only downer was the coat check line was long.

2
★★★★☆

Stay was by far a memorable experience. The manager promised my party sitting and bottle service and actually stuck to his word. Since it was my bday the owner approached me and hooked us up with shots. I hate going into places where everyone is checking you out. When you walk in you can feel a good energy from the crowd. Definately no pretentious individuals roaming around. The only downer was the coat check line was long.

Pros: good music, great staff

Cons: no parking, crowded

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No cover and decent priced drinks. Nice looking but small. Music was too loud for talking but there was no room to dance.

1
★★★☆☆

No cover and decent priced drinks. Nice looking but small. Music was too loud for talking but there was no room to dance.

Pros: stylish, trendy, no cover

Cons: loud, crowded

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I went on last Sat. nite. I liked the crowd, I liked the music however, there is hardly space to STAND...forget DANCIN'.

1
★★★☆☆

I went on last Sat. nite. I liked the crowd, I liked the music however, there is hardly space to STAND...forget DANCIN'.

Pros: Good Music, Good Crowd, No COVER

Cons: Crowded, Crowded, Crowwwded

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Located on the lower east side, this place is not the easiest to get to for anyone coming from uptown. While the place is small, it is unbelievably trendy and well decorated. The music is good and the bottle options are not terrible. The service was great as the owner and I chatted about birthday arrangements. I am very pleased with the service, atmosphere of STAY, well worth it. Plus, no cover and decent drink prices!

2
★★★★★

Located on the lower east side, this place is not the easiest to get to for anyone coming from uptown. While the place is small, it is unbelievably trendy and well decorated. The music is good and the bottle options are not terrible. The service was great as the owner and I chatted about birthday arrangements. I am very pleased with the service, atmosphere of STAY, well worth it. Plus, no cover and decent drink prices!

Pros: No Cover, Good Music, Service

Cons: Small, Crowded

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This is my new favorite spot - small space, warm atmosphere, great music, no hassle, cool people - just fun. And that's what matters.

2
★★★★★

This is my new favorite spot - small space, warm atmosphere, great music, no hassle, cool people - just fun. And that's what matters.

Pros: atmosphere, crowd, door policy

Cons: closes early

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Just had my birthday party this past weekend. Inside tip: When you email them to RSVP for your party, inquire on freebies. They gave me a complimentary bottle of Champagne just for having my party. The combination of great music, heavy poured drinks and fabulous ambiance makes STAY a "can't go wrong" choice especially when there is NO COVER! The bad reviews on sound quality is false, those people must be deaf, go and check the sound for yourself, it certainly recieved my seal of approval. Last note is to come early since parking sucks! If you don't want to spend 20-30 mins parking then come b4 midnight. This is certainly one of the best spots in the LES

2
★★★★★

Just had my birthday party this past weekend. Inside tip: When you email them to RSVP for your party, inquire on freebies. They gave me a complimentary bottle of Champagne just for having my party. The combination of great music, heavy poured drinks and fabulous ambiance makes STAY a "can't go wrong" choice especially when there is NO COVER! The bad reviews on sound quality is false, those people must be deaf, go and check the sound for yourself, it certainly recieved my seal of approval. Last note is to come early since parking sucks! If you don't want to spend 20-30 mins parking then come b4 midnight. This is certainly one of the best spots in the LES

Pros: No cover, great music, trendy and hiptser

Cons: No parking, Can get crowded

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Small place...railroad design....good drinks...good music (some of it was wack though) long seating area so you can just chill and drink on seats- bathroom placed kind of in the way...dance floor isnt that big---gets packed...a lof of asian patrons...area where located not the best. 2 bars...good if ur having a bday celebration and u invite lots of friends...

1
★★★☆☆

Small place...railroad design....good drinks...good music (some of it was wack though) long seating area so you can just chill and drink on seats- bathroom placed kind of in the way...dance floor isnt that big---gets packed...a lof of asian patrons...area where located not the best. 2 bars...good if ur having a bday celebration and u invite lots of friends...

Pros: good drinks

Cons: crowded

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no cover, friendly staff, good music, awsome atmosphere, ofcourse it'll get crowded, this place is hot, just get there early. it's a great place to go for afterdinner drinks, or have small intimate gatherings like birthdays where the owners treat you like VIP's... it's not a club, it's a lounge , you go there to chill and hang out with friends.

2
★★★★★

no cover, friendly staff, good music, awsome atmosphere, ofcourse it'll get crowded, this place is hot, just get there early. it's a great place to go for afterdinner drinks, or have small intimate gatherings like birthdays where the owners treat you like VIP's... it's not a club, it's a lounge , you go there to chill and hang out with friends.

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Not only does this bar have a stellar location, the atmoshphere is so cool. Its a perfect mix of LES meets EV meets Nolita. Cool BAR!!!

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★★★★★

Not only does this bar have a stellar location, the atmoshphere is so cool. Its a perfect mix of LES meets EV meets Nolita. Cool BAR!!!

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My girlfriend had a bday party at STAY this past friday,and the staff were all so accomadating. It's difficult to find a space that suits your needs. Even though the crowd was overwhelming,the bottle girl was able to squeeze her way through to assist us. The music was insane that night ranging from Duran Duran to Nirvana to 50 cent. I'll see you all
next month for my bday bonanza.

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend had a bday party at STAY this past friday,and the staff were all so accomadating. It's difficult to find a space that suits your needs. Even though the crowd was overwhelming,the bottle girl was able to squeeze her way through to assist us. The music was insane that night ranging from Duran Duran to Nirvana to 50 cent. I'll see you all
next month for my bday bonanza.

Pros: music, fun staff

Cons: no parking

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Way too crowded, and for no apparent reason. The music was subpar, and the layout of this bar only makes sense for frotteurs or those in desperate need of a good groping. Overall, only reccomended as a serious last resort.

1
★★☆☆☆

Way too crowded, and for no apparent reason. The music was subpar, and the layout of this bar only makes sense for frotteurs or those in desperate need of a good groping. Overall, only reccomended as a serious last resort.

Cons: Crowded

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The guy at the door was really nice. Met a bunch of our friends here because I read good reviews. The place was way too crowded and the sound system was crappy. I asked the DJ to play a Prince song for my friend, since it was her birthday. He played one, I was told, but I didn't hear it!! The music was so muffled in the seated area...

1
★★★☆☆

The guy at the door was really nice. Met a bunch of our friends here because I read good reviews. The place was way too crowded and the sound system was crappy. I asked the DJ to play a Prince song for my friend, since it was her birthday. He played one, I was told, but I didn't hear it!! The music was so muffled in the seated area...

Pros: Nice staff

Cons: Too crowded, Poor sound system

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STAY has never failed me. Potent drinks, friendly service, and the best music make this LES venue such a palatable solution to all the dive bars in the area. If you want a great cheap drink, but don't want to sacrifice your environement, STAY is the place to be.

2
★★★★★

STAY has never failed me. Potent drinks, friendly service, and the best music make this LES venue such a palatable solution to all the dive bars in the area. If you want a great cheap drink, but don't want to sacrifice your environement, STAY is the place to be.

Pros: strong cocktails, amazing service

Cons: too crowded, gets hot

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A very subtle sign on its front window makes this nightspot feel discreet--despite its well-traveled Houston Street location. A mod, curvaceous couch lines one wall, '60s-style lounge chairs provide additional seating,…

 

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