Sweet Paradise Lounge

Dive Bar / Lounge
Sweet Paradise Lounge Founded by the same people who created the downtown super-dive Welcome To The Johnsons, Sweet Paradise Lounge is another small and shadowy dive bar with a loyal following of rockers and artsy types. New York United States 40.7150392 -73.9917528
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Party Earth Review Founded by the same people who created the downtown super-dive Welcome To The Johnsons, Sweet Paradise Lounge is another small and shadowy dive bar with a loyal following of rockers and artsy types. Embracing its former... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 7:30pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Sweet Paradise Lounge Review

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Founded by the same people who created the downtown super-dive Welcome To The Johnsons, Sweet Paradise Lounge is another small and shadowy dive bar with a loyal following of rockers and artsy types.

Founded by the same people who created the downtown super-dive Welcome To The Johnsons, Sweet Paradise Lounge is another small and shadowy dive bar with a loyal following of rockers and artsy types.

Embracing its former life as a candy store, the venue playfully offers patrons a great selection of movie-theater candy, so those with the munchies need only belly up to the bar and order a box of Whoppers to go with their cheap suds.

Punkish hipsters and bohemian types with no sweet tooth may prefer to take their cans of beer and huddle up in one of the tufted black leather booths that run along both walls in back.

When the mellow crowd of artists and musicians isn’t tapping its collective foot to the punk, indie, and glam rock blasting from the illuminated jukebox, it’s bumping and grinding in whatever floor space is still available to the house beats and hardcore rock of the weekend DJs.

Despite the dance parties and stylish dark, new-wave vibe, however, Sweet Paradise remains more than anything a laid-back neighborhood must for any rocker or hipster interested in rock star surroundings without the concert hall prices.

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Tip from Jonah:

They’ve got two-dollar Genesee Cream Ales, a rocking jukebox full of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Dire Straits, and The Ramones tunes, on top of games of Battleship. Sold.

  • Crowd

    Local rockers, hipsters, and artistic professionals, 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox featuring classic rock, glam, funk, and indie rock selections. DJs on the weekends spin rock, fusion, and dance beats.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Movie-theater candy. Happy Hour 7:30–10pm.

  • Prices

    Candy $2+. Beer $2+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Downtown casual: cool t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, blouses, dresses, lots of black.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for the DJs and best crowds, or weekdays for a laid-back atmosphere.

  • Close By

    Clandestino (35 Canal Street) around the corner is a brighter and quieter bar.

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