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“Fantastic place for live music”
Review of Bitter End

Bitter End
Ranked #66 of 874 Nightlife in New York City
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Owner description: Greenwich Village music club with offering blues, country, rock, and jazz by up-and-coming talent.
Reviewed 9 September 2013

This is my favorite place for live music, every time I am in NY! 20 minutes per band, you can listen to some really amazing music, watch excellent performers, among which there will most likely be "the next big thing". No artist gets on this stage, unless they are truly great (although unkown).
In an evening you can go from solo guitar players to big bands, from country to rock, blues....really any kind of music with just one thing in common: they are all fantastic.
And it's beautiful to watch these young artists running after their dream...
You only pay 5 USD to enter, and then drinks; if you sit at a table, you will be quired to buy a minimum of 2 drinks per show, which sounds like a lot of drinks and money...however, I've been there many times, always sitting at a table, from 7 pm to 3 am...and I just had maybe 4 beers at the most, spending about 20 bucks.
You may also stand, and that would only cost you the 5 USD for the entrance.

Thank Rosalita_65
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Went to go see a friend perform and had a couple drinks while we were there. Even with a packed house it was a great, intimate space. Looked like they had quite the turnover of performers, with new acts setting up every hour. Definitely a cool place to go and hear a lot of different kinds of music, especially since many famous people have been through there when they were starting out. Close to lots of other bars and restaurants if you want to bounce around.

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Brilliant place in Greenwich Village. $4 to see 4 bands and all of them were worth more than the admission fee on their own. Drinks bill was a lot but that was probably down to the amount we consumed ! Good atmosphere and brilliant entertainment.
Go there !!

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Had an opportunity to visit the City over the weekend and wound up at the Bitter End to hear some music. Sat through 3 sets from different bands, had great service and heard great music. Was really impressed with the last band, Preferred Stock, and will have to catch them again!

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

Dropped in one night because we wanted to hear some live music.

Place was packed, but tables were still opened towards the back.

Waitress was super friendly and reminded me of a friend back in high school.

Then the first singer started her song...

And i felt like i was in front of a future superstar, with a voice and original songs that could easily become hits, and a violinist to boot.

Other singers came and sang, but first impressions for this place left me feeling like it was going to become a place to enjoy again on my next trip to NYC.

1  Thank DrLife
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