Googie's Lounge

2.5 out of 5 stars
based on 2 Reviews
154 Ludlow St.
New York, NY


indie rock, experimental

Typical earnings for each musician

based on input from 1 review

Paid via…

  • Lump sum?: No (2 votes)  
  • Cover?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Donations?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • No pay at all?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (2 votes)  
  • Paid to play?: No (1 vote)  

Business practices

  • Non-profit?: No (2 votes)  
  • Musician-run?: No (2 votes)  
  • Rental fee?: No (2 votes)  
  • Books local acts?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Books out-of-town acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Promotes the acts it hires?: No (2 votes)  


  • Piano?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Piano in tune?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Sound person?: Yes (1 vote)  

The room

  • Stage?: No (2 votes)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: No (1 vote)  
  • Space for dancing?: No (1 vote)  
  • Primarily background music?: No (1 vote)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Capacity: 0-50 (2 votes)  

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Reviews from musicians



21 Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars   


Googie's Lounge is a mezzanine-level space on the second floor of the Living Room. There are no walls between the performance space and the bar area on the main level. To compensate for this, Googie's doesn't allow drum sets to be played with drum sticks (those bundle stick things are okay), and there are stipulations about the general volume level of performing acts. Essentially, the attitude here is, "Sure, feel free to use our attic. Just don't disrupt the enjoyment of the folks in our main performance space or in our bar area."

If you're an acoustic solo or duo performance, this place would probably work for you. Beyond that, you might want to think twice about it.



18 Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars   


Googie's Lounge... a separate venue that's just upstairs from the Living Room (the same owner, I think). It is yet another NYC venue that profits from a long line of talented, interesting bands willing to play for audience donations and don't expect any promotion. The bands supply the music and their fans to buy drinks. The club supplies... a place to perform?