Dixon Place — Bar & Lounge, NYC
Dixon Place — New York City’s favorite performance venue showcasing alternative theater, dance, music & literature with a bar & lounge. laboratory for emerging artists and works-in-progress. The Lounge — neighborhood LES-friendly bar is a great place to spend an evening with your closest friends–plus, all proceeds support our mission to nurture emerging artists and the presentation of their works-in-progress.
The cozy custom-designed lounge features recycled wood wainscotting on the walls (floorboards rescued from the space, formerly a light fixture factory), custom stained-glass foyer artwork by Joseph Cavalieri, antique Persian rugs, and a custom-designed bar by Michael Howett, Dixon Place board member and former owner of Marion’s Continental restaurant. Original art by neighborhood artists will decorate the Lounge walls in rotating exhibitions.
From the business:
Dixon Place — bi-level theater and bar. In the basement, which Dixon Place excavated to create higher ceilings, there is a 150-person theater, showcasing everything from literary readings and plays to dance and circus acts. Upstairs, a smaller performance space and bar is open to the public and free of charge. This venue hosts readings, film screenings, D.J.’s, craft nights, queer parties, and just about anything else a performer might want to try out in front of an open-minded audience. Wine is either red or white and the cocktails may be the bartender’s own concoctions. The lounge tends to cater to theatergoers arriving before or staying after one of its performances but encourages anyone to come by for a drink.
Opening hours: the Lounge at Dixon Place is open to everyone Monday-Thursday, 6pm to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm – 1am. Sun. closed
Payments: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa.
Adress: 161A Chrystie Street, Bowery, New York NY 10002, between Rivington and Delancey. Nearby Subway stops: J, Z at Bowery; B, D at Grand St.
Phone: +1 212 219-0736