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116

New York, NY

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116 MacDougal St, New York, NY, US
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212-254-9996

Capacity: 100 Age Limit: 21

Bio: New venue 116 is dedicated to reviving the spirit of the legendary Gaslight Café, the original venue at 116 MacDougal in the heart of Greenwich Village. With an intimate stage, classic cocktail menu, rock jukebox, late happy hour, and cool subterranean space, artists & aficionados can chill till the show starts then rock all night. 116 MacDougal is the address that originally housed the legendary Gaslight Café and is known as The Birthplace of New York Bohemia. Starting with the readings of beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, continuing with the stand-up routines of Wavy Gravy and Bill Cosby, and establishing the recording careers of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, the underground room at 116 MacDougal left an indelible footprint in the cannon of New York City’s creative community. Now the same space reemerges for aspiring artists as 116, renovated to expose its original stone walls and wooden ceiling beams, with modern touches including low banquettes and a hidden photo booth. Nightly programming will range from slam poetry to acoustic rock to stand-up comedy. With a background in film, music, and theatre, the team behind 116 are opening the venue as a new destination for both up and coming artists and established names returning to their roots.

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