Mercury Lounge

As part of the Bowery Presents group, Mercury Lounge is a well known venue for both local and national talent. But because of its reputation, it is not the easiest venue to book. However if you manage to book this great space, be prepared for a fun . Since the stage is separated from the audience area, there is more than enough room for the talent and audience to rock out during a given set.

The venue itself is separate into two rooms; the very narrow bar in the entrance way that leads to the standing room only performance area. Be sure to grab your leather jacket before you here because this venue is a hipster rock hangout.

Main styles: Up and Coming, Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Hip Hop, Electronica, DJ
Overall feel: Rock Club
Avg. crowd size: 50-200
Avg. age of crowd: Early 20s-Mid 30s
Stuff to do around there: Surrounded by bars, restuarants and other great venues
Jam Session? No
Avg. age of musicians: Early 20s - Early 30s
Skill of musicians: Talented, Recently signed indie acts
Quality of networking: Good. Known for hosting concerts during CMJ festival. Industry potential
Notable past acts: Sharon Van Etten, Blitzen Trapper, Cold War Kids, The xx, Calvin Harris, MuteMath
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217 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 260-4700
Neighborhood: Lower East Side