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105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY, US
212 334 6740
Capacity: 150 Age Limit: 21
Bio: WHO WE ARE: A multi-level bar with a live music room located in the LES on the border of Chinatown. WHAT PEOPLE SAY: Where do SoHo’s fashionistas and punks of the Lower East Side go for cheep booze, live music, and retro flicks? Those daring enough to beat the Chinatown crowd will easily discover an Eldridge Street gem. Fontana’s may appear like a typical downtown bar, but curious patrons will actually be overwhelmed by its monstrous size. Featuring multiple levels for dancing or canoodling with a sexy stranger, as well as three bars to order all the Tecates and house vodkas you desire, Fontana’s is a welcoming surprise for those in need of no-frills entertainment on any night. Enter past Fontana’s giant doors without paying a cover charge and you’ll be greeted by bikini babes and hot rods. Maybe the artwork won’t impress every guest, but Fontana’s candlelit interior and crimson leather booths are enough to get anyone in the mood. If $5 cocktails aren’t enough to keep you satisfied, head to the Chandelier Room and shoot some pool or sit back and watch 70’s heartthrobs go at it on a giant flat screen. Once the DJ cranks up The Ramones or Iron Maiden, you know it’s time for Fontana’s to transform from a seductive lounge to local concert dive. Need some of DJ's Gin & Tonic's club anthems to make you hit the floor? Want to take a trip back to 1991? Sneak your way downstairs to Fontana’s basement where artists from around the world come for one sole purpose: to play it loud! On all seven days, Fontana’s has an unusually eclectic lineup of bands playing everything from electronica to Icelandic rock. Fontana’s is also famous for their parties, ranging from a Latin skafest to an 80’s Soviet pop bash.