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Daily, noon-4am

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Downtown Manhattan, Bowery
Taverns, Bars, Night Clubs, Restaurants

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National Underground


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Overbooked and treated rudely AGAIN.

No stars. FYI for musicians and people who love their musicians. I have played 3 times at The National Underground. The last time - Feb 2011 - I said was going to be my last and made this clear to Fran, the booker at the time. She was very nice, apologized for all that happened - unbelieveably rude staff, ripped off on pay, no paid drinks) so I set up another date. I have just canceled that date. Six ... view more

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What idiot would wait on line at Shake Shack?

When I see people standing on line at Shack Shack I can only assume they are just plain old ignorant. I know it sounds blunt... that's because it is. There are a few places in the city that blow the shack out of the water. National Underground is at the top of that list. I know they get their meat from the same supplier as the shack (i asked) and I know that UNLIKE Shake Shack that they make their own patties by... view more

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Horrible Experience

I was there last nite. went to see a friend play. her set was scheduled to start at 9pm, but got bumped to 10pm, because apparently they were overbooked. went upstairs to get a drink while we waited. we were helped by someone that clearly didnt even know how to pour a pint, we had to return our beers because they had a funny aftertaste and they had the balls to charge 7 dollars a pop on a Monday night. terrible.

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great location but staff sucks

was there last night. the music was too loud upstairs and sounded terrible downstairs. everyone who works there is a jerk. i saw the owner, joey degraw. he was the biggest looser. he walks around and acts like he owns the world. he has the napoleon complex.

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a terrible place to play

I played here last week with my band...and the place is just awful if you aren't playing as the house band. Specially if you're playing downstairs. You will do your band's reputation more harm than good playing here. Here are some reasons why- 1. They double booked the bands that evening. NOT COOL. Which means our 1 hour set was cut to 20 odd minutes. Which means our friends/fans had to shell out $10 to hear us pla... view more

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I would marry this burger.

I discovered this place a few months ago and I'm crazy about it! The burger is AMAZING and the music is soooooooo good. No college kids either (thank god). I would definitely recommend this place.

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Awsome atmosphere! Music & Food yummmm!

Love this hidden gem! If you like soulfull rock n' roll this is it! Small upstairs though but they do make up for it with downstairs lounge. They've got live musicians every night, just walking by and you'll hear them.\r \r One of my friends just showed me something really kewl. There's this ATM in front of their store that charges only 99 cents and the receipt is also a coupon. Good for 10% off of orders rang... view more

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Great Music, Mediocre Food

Great place to listen to live music. I ordered their ""All or Nothing Burger"" (I got the ""All"") which left me with nothing but the desire for a better burger; less than 5oz of a thin beef pattie, cooked one way–well done, a crappy supermarket bun, and a side of three thinly sliced roasted potatoes—an over priced burger that should be more appropriately called the Nothing or Nothing Burger, skip the food and lis... view more

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Amazing music and tasy burgers!

My friends and I visited the city this weekend and stopped by the National Underground to listen to our friend play his bass. I was pleasantly surprised by how cool this place was. The music was free, no cover charge and honestly, really good. We got to hear folk/country, blue grass and rock. The burgers were delicious and the bartenders kept our drinks filled all night. We liked it so much we went there both ni... view more

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Awesome LES establishment

I love this place. There is nothing fancy about, live music and amazing burgers. The perfect spot to relax and listen to some amazing musicians. The bartenders are super friendly and if you go in during its less busy hours they will remember your face and if you go there often enough, what you like to drink. The music is different every night, but one thing is certain it is always entertaining. One of my fa... view more

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159 E Houston StNew YorkNY 10002

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