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Arlene's Grocery

Map & Directions 95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
  • Daily 6pm-4am


Village Voice's Description

Arlene's Grocery was converted from a bodega of the same name over a decade ago. It has built oodles of street cred since then, having booked the Strokes pre-fame, hosted the sad Dashboard Confessional guy, and appeared in a Michael Cera movie. Despite (or maybe because of) these neat tidbits, the Grocery isn't frequented by the same show-hounds that attend the Cake Shop and Pianos venues nearby. Hard rock and pop-punk acts tend to dominate the performance space here, but the Grocery's gloomy Butchery Bar (yup, converted from a butchery) still attracts the more general, nomadic L.E.S. crowd on the weekends.

Member Reviews

  • fcriscione wrote a review for Arlene's Grocery
    on 11/08/12

    The Real story is well documented but let's repeat it. Suzanne's father, drummer John Criscione, was a member of the Shirts. The Shirts…? I saw the Shirts countless times in the late 1970s, they were the other house band at CBGBs after the Dead Boys, and they opened for everyone, as thankless a task as you will ever get. A completely professional crew, the Shirts had two hit... More >>

  • fstabile wrote a review for Arlene's Grocery
    on 04/28/10

    pretty good venue for shows

  • cpettit wrote a review for Arlene's Grocery
    on 05/05/09

    karaoke central!

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  • Concert Ticket Agency on 09/26/12

    great small venue (bar) to see a show. great vibe...nothing snooty here. drinks are on the cheap side. great bands.

  • Village Voice on 11/11/11

    Winner of Best Karaoke Night in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Monday nights, perform your favorite rock hits in front of a live band!

  • alba on 04/15/09

    Monday Night Rock N Roll Karaoke!

  • Songza Music on 09/27/13

    Epic live band karaoke Monday nights at 10pm. Bring your inner Axl Rose.

  • Greg S. on 02/10/10

    Monday night karaoke has a live band and is OFF THE HOOK!

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