Party Earth Review Home to two hopping venues and a swinging bar, The Living Room is a cocktail lounge and live music club that draws an outgoing, music-loving clientele. Festive blues, yellows, and greens set an upbeat tone at the front... ... read full review
154 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z: Delancey Street-Essex Street
M–Th, Su 6pm–2am, F–Sa 6pm–4am
Lower East Side, New York –
Home to two hopping venues and a swinging bar, The Living Room is a cocktail lounge and live music club that draws an outgoing, music-loving clientele.
Festive blues, yellows, and greens set an upbeat tone at the front bar, whose comfy red stools and scattering of plush sofas and chairs provide a place to hang out between sets.
Once the show starts, the everyman-rocker crowd makes its way to the spacious back room to settle in at candlelit cocktail tables, order drinks from the sassy punk waitresses, and nod along as low-key indie acts strum soothing tunes on stage.
Patrons looking for a heavier vibe can head upstairs to Googie’s Lounge, a more intimate music spot decked out in heavy curtains, beads, candles, and aquatic blue lighting, where more intense performers play to rapt audiences enjoying the freedom to express their own brand of weirdness.
Although the live music at both venues is the main draw, early evenings also see the Living Room’s front bar packed with a crowd of noisy but amiable locals, uptown musicians, successful artists, and ultra-chill hipsters – and with only an occasional cover charge, this a great spot for spontaneous club-hoppers, too.
Local regulars, successful artists, and super-cool hipsters, mostly 30s.
Live music on two stages – The Living Room downstairs and Googie’s upstairs – featuring mostly indie rock and blues. Photo booth. Jukebox with mostly classic rock. TVs tuned to sports or movies.
One-drink minimum. Cash only.
Tickets for big-name bands $8–$15. General cover charge $10/suggested donation. Beer $5+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.
Stylish casual or vintage: wide collars, slacks, slinky dresses, poofy skirts.
Wednesdays and Fridays for repeat performances by resident artists, and Saturdays for bigger crowds and acts.
Since there’s no food at The Living Room, Spitzer’s Corner (101 Rivington Street) is a gastropub full of upscale bar eats along with a 40 beer tap list that will satiate any late-night cravings.