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Bowery Poetry Club

Map & Directions 308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
  • Daily 11am-4am


Village Voice's Description

Bob Holman, the man who helped popularize slam poetry in the city, founded the Bowery Poetry Club, so you can feel quite confident that the acts inside aren't just a bunch of wannabe beatniks. Spoken-word poets, self-conscious rappers, amplified rockers, and tawdry burlesque acts frequent the stage in the back, while arty regulars hang out in the club's macabre, red-chandelier-equipped cafe. It also has wi-fi.

Member Reviews

  • on 09/28/10

    Great poetry readings, and concerts by up and coming and already highly established artists.

  • fstabile wrote a review for Bowery Poetry Club
    on 07/02/10

    always a fun night at BPC, with live music and other performances

  • on 03/27/09

    Where else could you see, Amira Baraka backed by a live jazz quartet one night and a mega J Rock concert marathon the next? The Bowery Poetry Club houses some of the most diverse forms of entertainment in NYC, which only makes sense seeing that the ever eccentric and eclectic Bob Holman owns the joint. Plus the food served there isn't half bad.

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Tips from foursquare

  • The Corcoran Group on 12/17/11

    Home not only to amazing spoken word performances, but sexy Burlesque and hilarious Bingo. The real poetry is in the men’s room – try not to add you own.

  • BoweryBoogie on 01/26/11

    A bastion of creativity on the Bowery. If you can't attend a show, hit up their website where they stream readings and such live.

  • Candace B. on 08/31/10

    Monday night bingo- arrive early and wear cute under garments. You may be showing them to everybody

  • Eric S. on 11/22/11

    Urbana Slam every tuesday. Poems poems poems!

  • Brandie on 04/15/10

    The drinks are pretty strong here.

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