One night in November we were cruising down Bleecker Street when I heard a street musician playing guitar. The voice sounded familiar...which was interesting. I stopped to look and guess who it was! Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame. I gave him a $10 and he played a song for my wife. He was very friendly and polite. I told him I was a fan and asked if I could get my $10 back...he smiled and said "Son, this world is rough and if a man's gonna make it he's gotta be tough". I guess that meant I wasn't getting my $10 back.
Great to see celebrities, especially when they play on the street for the fun of it. I hope to see him in concert soon.
Dress Code: Probably won't be there again any time soon but keep an eye out. I saw him outside the Actor's Studio on Bleecker Street.
Located on Seventh Street between second and third avenues is Burp Castle, an old bar with a new twist. Here, your beers are served to you by the 'Brewist Monks,' in an environment reminiscent of a Belgian monestary. While only beers are served, customers have a choice of over two hundred beers from around the world.
Dress Code: No dress code.
Owner Paul Colby says "The Bitter End is the most famous nightclub in New York City's legendary Greenwich Village". Well, do you want to argue or do you want to see good music? Most of the 1960's folk bands have moved on and sadly there are rarely headliners here anymore. At its prime it hosted Peter, Paul & Mary, Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder. If you're into new and unsigned bands this is the place for you.
Dress Code: Whatever.
More insane asylum than political asylum which is an anarchic and adventurous way to drink $2.50 Rolling Rocks (the Pride of Laatrobe) and sing your best rendition of Men At Work's "Down Under". Trendsetters and lounge lizard compete for the microphone.
James Fenimore Cooper lived here! Surely you've heard of "Last of the Mohicans"?
The legend goes that GZA performed karaoke here one night delivering the lyric "five mics, five nights, threw him from the balcony...fell twenty-five flights". Insane!
This used to be the Crazy horse drag bar...don't ask me why I know that.
Dress Code: Tailor-made drinking clothes and no ability to match pitch. Tone deaf people should feel welcome here!
A British pub owned and run by Irishmen! Friendly patrons and lots of soccer on TV. The food is moderately priced and there are the usual pub suspects (Guinness, Harp, Bass).
Lots of jamming live acoustic music in the evenings...a fun way to spend an evening.
Dress Code: British Drinking Clothes, Beer Goggles.
Not very peculiar...more cozy than peculiar. It's a great hangout on weekdays but gets very crowded on the weekends. So many beers to choose from from all over the world. I like the British beers and ales but there is something for everyone here.
Mostly an NYU hangout but it does attract the local village eccentrics.
Dress Code: Drinking Clothes.
A hip little joint. Best during the week starting at 7pm because the bluesmen perform even if you're the only one there! It's a dark club illuminated by red and blue dimlights and candles.
A nice place to unwind during the week. Jerry Dugger is a good bluesman to catch.
Dress Code: Jeans, Open Mind, Soul.
WHEN YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN AND START THE NIGHT OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT GO TO DOWN THE HATCH IT IS THE BEST PLACE IN THE VILLAGE.
THE BARTENDERS ARE THE BEST THEY WILL MAKE ANY DRINK FOR YOU AND GOD THE THE BEER TASTE BETTER THERE WHY I DO NOT KNOW
THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT THEY MAKE THE BEST BUFFALO WINGS AND TRUST ME YOU WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN THERE YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE.
Dress Code: YOU MUST HAVE A SHIRT ON
Brewsky's a beer bar who's clientele ranges from NYU students to foreign travellers and beer geeks seeking rare ales and lagers from around the world.
Dress Code: casual attire.
Just a few of the names of those who played here. Always good raucous drinking fun. Get a glimpse of the bizarre "Kenny's Bar" sign hanging above the bar stools. Kenny was a strange guy.
Dress Code: Jeans