Louis 649

★★★★☆
East Village jazz haven with a bare-brick wall aesthetic and a great�and well-priced�selection of beer. Now featuring a full menu!
  • 649 E 9th St

    New York, NY 10009

    Cross street: nr. Ave. C

    Map & Directions
  • 212-673-1190

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Service could be better but the cocktails are great! Nice cozy place with friendly staff.

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★★★★★

Service could be better but the cocktails are great! Nice cozy place with friendly staff.

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I read a great article about Louis 649 on Behind the Burner (.) com

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★★★★☆

I read a great article about Louis 649 on Behind the Burner (.) com

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The cocktail menu is nice, but that's not all that unique in New York. The music was too loud, the customers seemed to be local barflys for the most part (not the charming kind, either) and I just can't think of any reason to go back when there are so many more fun bars in this city!

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★☆☆☆☆

The cocktail menu is nice, but that's not all that unique in New York. The music was too loud, the customers seemed to be local barflys for the most part (not the charming kind, either) and I just can't think of any reason to go back when there are so many more fun bars in this city!

Pros: Nice bartender

Cons: Creepy clientele

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WATCH OUT FOR THE TATOOED BARMAID WITH THE EVIL ATTITUDE...... Everybody in my group complained to me about her which tainted but did not ruin a fun night, I don't think she realized some of my guests new the owner relatively well. It was a shame as apart from that Louis was a good experience with very good drinks.

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★★☆☆☆

WATCH OUT FOR THE TATOOED BARMAID WITH THE EVIL ATTITUDE...... Everybody in my group complained to me about her which tainted but did not ruin a fun night, I don't think she realized some of my guests new the owner relatively well. It was a shame as apart from that Louis was a good experience with very good drinks.

Pros: Great Drinks and Liquor, Quality

Cons: Potentially rude service

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Went all the way down here this summer because we had a great time in 07 when we went here and listed to some live Jazz. The staff was nice, but we would not of went if we knew!

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★★★☆☆

Went all the way down here this summer because we had a great time in 07 when we went here and listed to some live Jazz. The staff was nice, but we would not of went if we knew!

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I have been to this place a couple of times and liked the music there. So on saturday after my birthday dinner with a small group of friends we headed there. Service was very poor, the waitress had a major attitude. We waited for the second round of drinks for too long, finally they came but we were still missing two. The bartender was busy chatting with his friend instead of fixing our drinks. When we got the bill it included 20% gratuity (calculated incorrectly at ~24%). We paid the bill and left ~13% tip as the service was poor. When we were walking out my friend gave the cash to the bartender and explained we left 13% tip as we found service inadequate. He started going crazy. Raised his hands and started telling his friend, would you believe this! Then he came outside as we walked out of the place and started arguing, knowing it was my birthday! I could not believe this! I of course had to engage in a long conversation with him, but he was simply obnoxious, illogical, rude. I'm not going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to this place a couple of times and liked the music there. So on saturday after my birthday dinner with a small group of friends we headed there. Service was very poor, the waitress had a major attitude. We waited for the second round of drinks for too long, finally they came but we were still missing two. The bartender was busy chatting with his friend instead of fixing our drinks. When we got the bill it included 20% gratuity (calculated incorrectly at ~24%). We paid the bill and left ~13% tip as the service was poor. When we were walking out my friend gave the cash to the bartender and explained we left 13% tip as we found service inadequate. He started going crazy. Raised his hands and started telling his friend, would you believe this! Then he came outside as we walked out of the place and started arguing, knowing it was my birthday! I could not believe this! I of course had to engage in a long conversation with him, but he was simply obnoxious, illogical, rude. I'm not going back.

Cons: Bartender

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I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS JUST A BARTENDER OR A BARTENDER/OWNER AS WELL. BUT WHO EVER HE WAS, HE WAS ETREMELLY DIRESPECTFUL IN THE WAY HE TALKED TO MY FRIENDS AND I AS WE WERE TRYING TO ORDER A DRINK. THE OTHER YOUNGER MALE BARTENDER WAS VERY NICE THOUGH. I WOULD NOT GO BACK TO THIS PLACE EVER AGAIN, NOR WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE JUST BECAUSE OF THE SERVICE ALONE FROM THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL.

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★☆☆☆☆

I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS JUST A BARTENDER OR A BARTENDER/OWNER AS WELL. BUT WHO EVER HE WAS, HE WAS ETREMELLY DIRESPECTFUL IN THE WAY HE TALKED TO MY FRIENDS AND I AS WE WERE TRYING TO ORDER A DRINK. THE OTHER YOUNGER MALE BARTENDER WAS VERY NICE THOUGH. I WOULD NOT GO BACK TO THIS PLACE EVER AGAIN, NOR WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE JUST BECAUSE OF THE SERVICE ALONE FROM THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL.

Cons: UNFRIENDLY BARTENDER/OWNER

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Great place to have port [maybe even a cigar - I'll have to ask] with friends or lover to warm soft jazz...cozy...very very small space but sooooo warm!! I loved the bartender [? owner] and his dog [who was also uber friendly]....I love these hidden little gems in the city...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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★★★★★

Great place to have port [maybe even a cigar - I'll have to ask] with friends or lover to warm soft jazz...cozy...very very small space but sooooo warm!! I loved the bartender [? owner] and his dog [who was also uber friendly]....I love these hidden little gems in the city...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Pros: everything

Cons: small :(

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My cousin and I always get together and go to lounges but we really wanted to try something different. I found Louis 649 on citysearch and we were not dissapointed. This small nook of a jazz club made for a perfect night out. As soon as we entered we felt very comfortable the (very cute) bartender and the owner felt like they were our old buddies- the wine selection is fantastic- and so what if it's served in plastic cafeteria style cups- it just adds to the homey feel of the place. The musicians were phenominal and the crowd was so eclectic- it was obvious that everyone was there to relax and hear some great music. We sat next to a guy that was clearly a regular doing his work at the table- we sipped wine and looked through coffee table photography books and played with the owners adorable dog that could sleep right through the music but got restless between sets and would stand up behind the bar. Everything about this place was wonderful- we left feeling like we had tried something new and we had a very relaxing and entertaining evening. We will definately be making Louis 649 one of our regular haunts.

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★★★★★

My cousin and I always get together and go to lounges but we really wanted to try something different. I found Louis 649 on citysearch and we were not dissapointed. This small nook of a jazz club made for a perfect night out. As soon as we entered we felt very comfortable the (very cute) bartender and the owner felt like they were our old buddies- the wine selection is fantastic- and so what if it's served in plastic cafeteria style cups- it just adds to the homey feel of the place. The musicians were phenominal and the crowd was so eclectic- it was obvious that everyone was there to relax and hear some great music. We sat next to a guy that was clearly a regular doing his work at the table- we sipped wine and looked through coffee table photography books and played with the owners adorable dog that could sleep right through the music but got restless between sets and would stand up behind the bar. Everything about this place was wonderful- we left feeling like we had tried something new and we had a very relaxing and entertaining evening. We will definately be making Louis 649 one of our regular haunts.

Pros: comfortable atmosphere, great wine list, great music

Cons: cheese plate... not recomended

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Was looking for a chill jazz bar...looked t the other reviews on Citysearch, and decided this was the place to go....I was definitely not dissapointed! We ended up closing out the bar and kicking it with the owner and his Dog (FYI: Best dog ever, especially bc it will never stop chasing it's tail) and chewing the fat. Great music, great wine and single malt scotch selection, perfect atmosphere...basically you can't loose!

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★★★★★

Was looking for a chill jazz bar...looked t the other reviews on Citysearch, and decided this was the place to go....I was definitely not dissapointed! We ended up closing out the bar and kicking it with the owner and his Dog (FYI: Best dog ever, especially bc it will never stop chasing it's tail) and chewing the fat. Great music, great wine and single malt scotch selection, perfect atmosphere...basically you can't loose!

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The place is cozy and intimate, however, there is very little space. The area across from the bar is very narrow and it's difficult not to be pushed by passersby. I was there with friends to catch up on things but we found ourselves to close to the jazz players and therefore we could not ever hear one another. We were hot and sweaty even though it was bitter cold outside. Don't get me wrong, it is very laid back-- looks like you could have a good time, especially if you sit at one of the tables in the back. Crowded and definitely "in".

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★★★★☆

The place is cozy and intimate, however, there is very little space. The area across from the bar is very narrow and it's difficult not to be pushed by passersby. I was there with friends to catch up on things but we found ourselves to close to the jazz players and therefore we could not ever hear one another. We were hot and sweaty even though it was bitter cold outside. Don't get me wrong, it is very laid back-- looks like you could have a good time, especially if you sit at one of the tables in the back. Crowded and definitely "in".

Pros: Cozy, Free jazz, Good beer/wine list

Cons: Too small, loud

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The first two things that stuck me upon entering Louis 649 were the great atmpsohere and the awesome musicians playing in the front. After I got settled, I was pleased to find the service friendly and knowledgeable. This is the kind of place that you can feel comfortable bringing a date, a few friends, or even going alone if you are just in the mood to get a good drink and enjoy the music. The drinks are a little pricey, but nothing abnormal for Manhattan. I would definitely recommmend this bar to anyone that enjoys fine drinks and jazz!

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★★★★★

The first two things that stuck me upon entering Louis 649 were the great atmpsohere and the awesome musicians playing in the front. After I got settled, I was pleased to find the service friendly and knowledgeable. This is the kind of place that you can feel comfortable bringing a date, a few friends, or even going alone if you are just in the mood to get a good drink and enjoy the music. The drinks are a little pricey, but nothing abnormal for Manhattan. I would definitely recommmend this bar to anyone that enjoys fine drinks and jazz!

Pros: wonderful live music, great atmosphere

Cons: a little pricey

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And i love cozy! everything here is wonderful, though i think the decor in the back of the room looks more like they may still be moving in. other than that, i love coming here. their choices of wine are exceptional, and the same goes for the beers. i would love to know if they did seasonal rotations. that would be cool.

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★★★★★

And i love cozy! everything here is wonderful, though i think the decor in the back of the room looks more like they may still be moving in. other than that, i love coming here. their choices of wine are exceptional, and the same goes for the beers. i would love to know if they did seasonal rotations. that would be cool.

Pros: cozy, romantic, good wine

Cons: decor in back, no food

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Great Atmosphere, Great Wine, Loved the Dog. One problem.... City Search's "The Scene" description said they offer "tastes of reds,.....for $4 - $8..." - when I asked the bartender for wine tastings he said they don't do tastings and seemed a bit surprised I asked. Ave C is a heck of a walk for wine tastings that don't exist. Damn!

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★★★★☆

Great Atmosphere, Great Wine, Loved the Dog. One problem.... City Search's "The Scene" description said they offer "tastes of reds,.....for $4 - $8..." - when I asked the bartender for wine tastings he said they don't do tastings and seemed a bit surprised I asked. Ave C is a heck of a walk for wine tastings that don't exist. Damn!

Pros: single malt scotch

Cons: no wine tastings

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Louis is a great place to check out music any night of the week. They attract a great crowd of people and make you feel at home.

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★★★★★

Louis is a great place to check out music any night of the week. They attract a great crowd of people and make you feel at home.

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Louis is the type of bar where the romantic atmosphere, dim lights, and live music with hip jazz beats mix to create the perfect ambiance for a city-slick getaway. The owner is always happy to greet the newcomers, fraternize with the old comers, and help cater to your every need. This bar is truly a gem in a busy city!

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★★★★★

Louis is the type of bar where the romantic atmosphere, dim lights, and live music with hip jazz beats mix to create the perfect ambiance for a city-slick getaway. The owner is always happy to greet the newcomers, fraternize with the old comers, and help cater to your every need. This bar is truly a gem in a busy city!

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The jazz is as fine as the wine. Highly recommended if you have a cultivated but laid-back appreciation for both. You can have a quiet conversation in the back or just sit at the bar and listen to the music. Both experiences are accomodated by the low-key atmosphere.

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★★★★★

The jazz is as fine as the wine. Highly recommended if you have a cultivated but laid-back appreciation for both. You can have a quiet conversation in the back or just sit at the bar and listen to the music. Both experiences are accomodated by the low-key atmosphere.

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Louis 649 is the ultimate neighborhood bar. Good jazz, good beer and exciting wine. Might even be the first neighborhood "jazz" spot...at least around these parts. Never had a bad night here - wish I could spend more here.

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★★★★★

Louis 649 is the ultimate neighborhood bar. Good jazz, good beer and exciting wine. Might even be the first neighborhood "jazz" spot...at least around these parts. Never had a bad night here - wish I could spend more here.

Pros: Low Key, Exceptional Music, Intl. Beer / Wine

Cons: Word is out!, GF jealous of hotties, Bad if you hate jazz

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There's great live jazz. Awesome 50% off Spanish wine bottles. Great crowd. You have to come and check this place out. It's a definite must see.

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★★★★★

There's great live jazz. Awesome 50% off Spanish wine bottles. Great crowd. You have to come and check this place out. It's a definite must see.

Pros: Wine special, Live music

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I love this bar. Great place to catch up with friends and listen to good jazz. Great service, friendly bartender/owner and the most adorable dog to ever greet you. Definitely worth checking out.

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★★★★★

I love this bar. Great place to catch up with friends and listen to good jazz. Great service, friendly bartender/owner and the most adorable dog to ever greet you. Definitely worth checking out.

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I love this bar for its great , but small selection of wines (by the glass - can't beat its changing array of great inexpensive wines) and the accompanying laidback atmosphere with musicians playing most nights (especially popular is the trio on saturday nights which are always packed). It's a great place on weeknights to chill with some friends at the back tables and enjoy the live music. Definitely include this among places to check out in the East Village.

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★★★★★

I love this bar for its great , but small selection of wines (by the glass - can't beat its changing array of great inexpensive wines) and the accompanying laidback atmosphere with musicians playing most nights (especially popular is the trio on saturday nights which are always packed). It's a great place on weeknights to chill with some friends at the back tables and enjoy the live music. Definitely include this among places to check out in the East Village.

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Every other Tuesday an incredible jazz guitarrist performs at Louis. He takes requests and always brings along another incredible musician. you gotta come...

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★★★★★

Every other Tuesday an incredible jazz guitarrist performs at Louis. He takes requests and always brings along another incredible musician. you gotta come...

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The owner yelled at us twice for "talking too loud." This was when there was no band playing and a few of us were just sitting at a table having a calm conversation. The place was almost empty as well. The manner in which the owner spoke to us was very rude and none of us will be going back there.

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★★★☆☆

The owner yelled at us twice for "talking too loud." This was when there was no band playing and a few of us were just sitting at a table having a calm conversation. The place was almost empty as well. The manner in which the owner spoke to us was very rude and none of us will be going back there.

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small and intimate place. i was there on a thursday night and it was pretty empty (almost dead). great place if you want to talk to friends, not so good if you're out to meet people. the dog is adorable.

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★★★★★

small and intimate place. i was there on a thursday night and it was pretty empty (almost dead). great place if you want to talk to friends, not so good if you're out to meet people. the dog is adorable.

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We were greeted promptly at 7PM by Andrew and of course Reid. Jazz was in the air at Louis. Great wine, great cheeses as well as olives. The atmosphere and service was just how I like it - thanks to the owner, Andrew. I will be sure to visit Louis everytime I make it to the City. Take some time out of your busy day to relax at Louis...what an inspiration.

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★★★★★

We were greeted promptly at 7PM by Andrew and of course Reid. Jazz was in the air at Louis. Great wine, great cheeses as well as olives. The atmosphere and service was just how I like it - thanks to the owner, Andrew. I will be sure to visit Louis everytime I make it to the City. Take some time out of your busy day to relax at Louis...what an inspiration.

Pros: Inexpensive/beer too!, Great Wines/cheeses, Great Atmosphere

Cons: Could use a bigger, red and white wine, selection

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Louis is one of my favorites bars - everyone is so friendly and the wines are the best! And I love the piano playing - makes for a nice, neighborhood haunt.

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★★★★★

Louis is one of my favorites bars - everyone is so friendly and the wines are the best! And I love the piano playing - makes for a nice, neighborhood haunt.

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Andrew and Reed are terriffic guys, one just happens to have 4 legs and greets you with his nose. This place is so great you almost don't want to write a review, but if one place can resist corruption, Louis has a shot.

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★★★★★

Andrew and Reed are terriffic guys, one just happens to have 4 legs and greets you with his nose. This place is so great you almost don't want to write a review, but if one place can resist corruption, Louis has a shot.

Pros: Occasional Live Music

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My friends and I really like this place. Andrew, the owner, is a genuinely nice person...a pleasure to talk to. If you're in the mood for good conversation in a warm and inviting place, this is it.

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★★★★★

My friends and I really like this place. Andrew, the owner, is a genuinely nice person...a pleasure to talk to. If you're in the mood for good conversation in a warm and inviting place, this is it.

 

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