National Underground

1.0 out of 5 stars
based on 2 Reviews
159 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-0611


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Paid via…

  • Lump sum?: No (1 vote)  
  • Cover?: No (1 vote)  
  • Donations?: No (1 vote)  
  • No pay at all?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (1 vote)  

Business practices

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


  • Piano?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard?: No (1 vote)  
  • Drumset?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Guitar amp?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Bass amp?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Sound person?: No (1 vote)  

The room

  • Stage?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: No (1 vote)  
  • Space for dancing?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Primarily background music?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Capacity: 50-300 (1 vote)  

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Reviews from musicians



21 Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars   


I agree with michaelwinograd's review. This is the scuzziest place I have ever played. They'll double book, and I had a friend's group come down from Boston to perform here, only to find the doors locked, the lights off, and the place closed.

This is yet another club that will book ANYONE. They don't screen bands, and don't care if a polka band is immediately followed by a punk band.



1 Review
1.0 out of 5 stars   


had a really bad experience there... owner double booked and as three bands and lots of audience members lined up at the door, he started freaking out, yelling and cursing at the musicians who had been screwed by the double booking

i hear they serve great cocktails though, and have clean bathrooms