Party Earth Review A Lower East Side live music venue with a darkly sleek motif, Tammany Hall hosts some of the city’s coolest events, catering to crowds who like to straddle the line from modern to down-and-dirty. Usually filled with tattooed... ... read full review
152 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
F: Lower East Side-Second Avenue
Lower East Side, New York –
A Lower East Side live music venue with a darkly sleek motif, Tammany Hall hosts some of the city’s coolest events, catering to crowds who like to straddle the line from modern to down-and-dirty.
Usually filled with tattooed indie rockers and chic downtown party girls, the narrow candlelit lounge provides plenty of leather booths and small tables where boisterous art professionals gather to yell over the music, as well as a small corner stage where acts from two-man beat-box routines to swinging alt-rockers to DJs show up to get the crowd of hipsters up and shaking their tail-feathers.
Those who want a bird’s-eye view of the action can make their way to the balcony, where successful creative types sprawl on black leather couches to chat or grab drinks from the second-level bar.
Depending on the night’s bands and which DJs are spinning downstairs, the venue can fill up fast with weekend party hounds and punkish professionals, though the scene rarely gets overly rowdy.
Going a little further than its basement-show counterparts, Tammany Hall is the perfect place to catch a hot live act and stay for the endless after-party.
Sure, there’s plenty of rock and roll here, but the place also hosts a lot of cool, weird music from indie and electro to guitar pop. Once the live acts are over, though, it turns more club than music venue, so if you’re looking for all-night gritty music, you might want to keep wandering toward Delancey.
Affluent downtown hipsters, punkish clubbers, experimental artists, and tattooed model types, 20s to early 30s.
Live pop, indie, electro bands, and DJs several times a week upstairs, DJ parties downstairs.
Assortment of gourmet sliders from pulled pork and catfish, to chicken fried steak and chicken and waffles. Happy Hour daily 4–8pm.
Sliders $50/dozen. Beer $4+, wine $6+, cocktails $7+.
Club casual: cool jeans, little dresses, fitted blazers, fly kicks, light bling.
Wednesdays and Thursdays for live acts, Saturdays for the biggest parties.
A few blocks away is Fat Baby (112 Rivington Street), an equally cool live music venue.