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Must go if you love Poetry, People and Life

What a place, this made me love NY so much. The people and energy in the Bowery Poetry Club is... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
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Bowery Poetry Club is filled with some of the most enthusiastic people you will ever meet! Their... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
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3 Jul 2017
“Must go if you love Poetry, People and Life”
9 Jan 2017
Coffee and poems are both on the menu at this poetry cafe.
308 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-2802
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-614-0505
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

What a place, this made me love NY so much. The people and energy in the Bowery Poetry Club is unlike nowhere else. I went on my own and felt so welcome and at home, enjoying heartfelt stories and incredibly amazing performers,

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank luligreig
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Bowery Poetry Club is filled with some of the most enthusiastic people you will ever meet! Their shows keep you laughing while also connecting you too the more somber sides of poets stories. This was one of my favorite experiences while visiting New York City....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Blakely H
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We went searching for this bar because we had read so much about it and it was more than we had expected! Unfortunately we could only enjoy a quick drink but that was already a nice experience! The place was beautiful! Walls were gorgeously decorated!...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kaat D
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I read here last night as part of their Sunday poetry series, and it was a real treat. The venue is classy, the sound system is among the best I have ever used, and the lighting was perfectly set up. After the reading my wife...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank martinipen
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We stumbled in by accident and happened to catch a show and it was one of the most memorable parts of our visit to NYC! Truly wonderful. This is what I imagined 1940's burlesque and dinner theaters to be like. From the decor to the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Ne0nTiger
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Now this small pub is what New York City is all about. Located in Bowery Street, right next to the hostel that i was staying, this is the quintessential underground New york bar. When you enter its a coffee shop full of writers and at...More

Date of experience: April 2011
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