The Bitter End

★★★★☆
Legendary cafe-turned-nightclub continues to churn out a range of nightly acts in Greenwich Village.
  • 147 Bleecker St B

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: nr. Laguardia Pl.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-673-7030

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Good place to go with your friends....cool

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★★★★★

Good place to go with your friends....cool

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This place is very selective of the musicians that play here, so you are always guaranteed good music when you walk through their doors.

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★★★★☆

This place is very selective of the musicians that play here, so you are always guaranteed good music when you walk through their doors.

Pros: Never a dull moment

Cons: Crowded on the weekends

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I was excited to see my friend play here because of the Bitter End's history, but ended up being very disappointed in the sound. I'm sure the sound system is "modern" as they say, but they need a new sound guy. He seems to have lost his high-end hearing, and cranked the treble way up. There was no "kick" to the low end. The amount of reverb could have been dialed back a bit as well; it was distracting when quieter performers had their S's ringing out behind their words.

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I was excited to see my friend play here because of the Bitter End's history, but ended up being very disappointed in the sound. I'm sure the sound system is "modern" as they say, but they need a new sound guy. He seems to have lost his high-end hearing, and cranked the treble way up. There was no "kick" to the low end. The amount of reverb could have been dialed back a bit as well; it was distracting when quieter performers had their S's ringing out behind their words.

Pros: decent service, good booking

Cons: bad sound balance

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I came here with a band from my area and I am 18, and I was told I was not allowed to sit down unless I bought 3 drinks. I think this is a stupid rule, and the employees were not nice at all. the place was cool, an underground music place and it was a fun concert but very discouraging and i would never go back.

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I came here with a band from my area and I am 18, and I was told I was not allowed to sit down unless I bought 3 drinks. I think this is a stupid rule, and the employees were not nice at all. the place was cool, an underground music place and it was a fun concert but very discouraging and i would never go back.

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The Bitter End has seemingly been around forever. It is a perfect, cozy place on Bleeker street to catch some great, unknown folk or rock artist. The bar can get a little crowded, and don't count on the best service or food, but if you feel like listening to some great music, check it out.

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The Bitter End has seemingly been around forever. It is a perfect, cozy place on Bleeker street to catch some great, unknown folk or rock artist. The bar can get a little crowded, and don't count on the best service or food, but if you feel like listening to some great music, check it out.

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They get great folk, rock and classic rock acts here. Come listen. Especially on Wednesday nights, the place is kickin'.

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They get great folk, rock and classic rock acts here. Come listen. Especially on Wednesday nights, the place is kickin'.

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i saw stanley clarke here and it was incredible! this place is a nyc classic and a must see for all who love music. so many great people have played here. the place is in the heart of The Village

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i saw stanley clarke here and it was incredible! this place is a nyc classic and a must see for all who love music. so many great people have played here. the place is in the heart of The Village

Pros: easy to find--convenient/intimate

Cons: can be pricey but worth it

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We came upon the club by recommendation to hear live music while entertaining visitors. I frankly haven't heard about it until I was reminded that Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan played here. It's a NY landmark so take a look at the mural of past performers who played there. If you don't mind the cramp venue, it's worth a visit.

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We came upon the club by recommendation to hear live music while entertaining visitors. I frankly haven't heard about it until I was reminded that Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan played here. It's a NY landmark so take a look at the mural of past performers who played there. If you don't mind the cramp venue, it's worth a visit.

Pros: Live music, NY landmark, in Greenwich Village

Cons: , cramped feel

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Bitter End is an instituition and a place I love so I'm gonna have to do this. The talent is exceptional and it's a great venue for Bleecker because the crowd is old enough and classy enough that you don't have to worry about getting your shoes puked on. My problem is the crouchy help. Do they ever get new wait or bar staff here? It's like a bad union shop where the most bitter (sorry for the pun) and irratable stay on for life. Would it kill this witches to crack a smile or say excuse me or thank you once in a while? Just asking.

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Bitter End is an instituition and a place I love so I'm gonna have to do this. The talent is exceptional and it's a great venue for Bleecker because the crowd is old enough and classy enough that you don't have to worry about getting your shoes puked on. My problem is the crouchy help. Do they ever get new wait or bar staff here? It's like a bad union shop where the most bitter (sorry for the pun) and irratable stay on for life. Would it kill this witches to crack a smile or say excuse me or thank you once in a while? Just asking.

Pros: Talented Musicians, intimate room, great sound

Cons: bitchy waitresses, crouchy doorpeople, bathroom lines

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A really intimate venue...a great place to check out your favorite bands or to scope a new, hot talent.

It's a tight fit if you come with bigger groups but it's worth it if you're there to check out the music.

18 and over nights are a little annoying....

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★★★★☆

A really intimate venue...a great place to check out your favorite bands or to scope a new, hot talent.

It's a tight fit if you come with bigger groups but it's worth it if you're there to check out the music.

18 and over nights are a little annoying....

Pros: Great music!, Intimate setting

Cons: Crowded

 

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