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Nuyorican Poet's Cafe

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Amazing poetry, be aware of the venue in advance

I went to the Friday night poetry slam which is their premier weekly event to see the best live... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a nice surprise

I didn't know what a poetry slam was. My husband wanted to go. I complied. The host was outstanding... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Dacula, Georgia
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236 E 3rd St, New York City, NY 10009-7437
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I went to the Friday night poetry slam which is their premier weekly event to see the best live poets. The show started with a guest, then moved on to the slam where three poets battled it out. The host, Mahogany Brown, is entertaining and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jenz01
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was so good, i bought the vip tickets so i could skip the line and get a good seat which was totally worth it. Went to the friday poetry slam, and it was both racially charged but really entertaining and would do it every...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ash_skywalker10
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what a poetry slam was. My husband wanted to go. I complied. The host was outstanding and funny. The place was a little crowded. The poetry that I heard these young people recite, that they had written from their hearts, was passionate...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Robineggleston
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I didn't know what exactly to expect when I purchased tickets to the Friday Night Poetry Slam at this venue for my husband and I, especially since we were traveling to NYC from out of state and I had only read a few reviews online....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This spot is nothing but good vibes. I recently published a book and I went for some outreach. I did the poetry slam and the staff were very supportive . The crowd is super cool. I've been going every Wednesday now for poets open mic....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank annie R
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

And would go back for a poetry slam. Nice and intimate venue. Very well organized and staff was very warm and inviting.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank vyakal
Reviewed 5 March 2017

After spending a year living in New York, this is my sole recommendation to new travellers. You'll find great bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods all on your own - that's what's so great about the city; but you absolutely can't miss the poet's open mic night...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Morris B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The show I saw was good. I have a problem with a place called a cafe and they don't really serve coffee or food etc. There was a bar and that's all.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank wilfredon327
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

For a few months I had been trying to find spots to see poetry slams in Harrisburg and this site just kept popping up. Late last year my boyfriend and I were planning a trip to NYC and my mind immediately went to this venue....More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank sacammack
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst venue I've been to. We had VIP to a concert here. We were not told what time VIP would start and was unable to get in touch with anyone at the venue at all to try to find out....More

Date of experience: March 2016
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25 February 2018|
Response from Robineggleston | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I did not buy a drink.