Clubs in NoLita

The Eastern European Comedy Show or Wednesday Night at EastVille! on October 14 or 29 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Eastern European Comedy Show" or "Wednesday Night at EastVille!"

EastVille Comedy Club

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Up-and-coming comics showcase a roster of similarly skilled standup performers

$10 $7

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Standup for One or Two at The Grisly Pear Comedy Club on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Grisly Pear Comedy Club

New York

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Weekly standup-comedy series that features performers spotted on Comedy Central and MTV

$20 $10

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Standup Show Hosted by Mary Dimino at 13th Street Repertory Company on October 17–December 6 (Up to 81% Off)

Stand-Up Show hosted by Mary Dimino

13th Street Repertory Company

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During her acclaimed act, Mary contrasts her innocent appearance with her hard-nosed New York–Italian personality

$52.69 $10

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Show and Drinks for Two, or Show Only for Two, Three, or Four at Tribeca Comedy Lounge (Up to 94% Off)

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca

Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central during schedule of sidesplitting acts

$50 $4

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Standup Comedy for Two, Four, or Six, Plus Tickets to Future Shows at New York Comedy Club (Up to 96% Off)

New York Comedy Club

New York Comedy Club

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Every night hosts standup or themed events such as Paid or Pain, where audiences decide if comedians are rewarded or punished

$150 $9

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Masq Qomedy Standup Show with One Complimentary Drink at Masq Bar on October 21–December 30 at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Masq Qomedy

Masq Bar

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A new standup-comedy series features rising stars and familiar faces

$18 $9

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Up to 50% Off Stand-up Show — Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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Bleep! Standup Show for One, Two, or Four at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

$15 $7

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Standup and Drinks for Two at Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 70% Off)

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Hunters Point

Queens club stocks each show with three to six standups from TV, film, and the local comedy scene

$50 $15

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Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

$112 $26

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Private Jazz Concert in a 100-Year-Old Mansion

Jazz Concert in a Historic Mansion

Bedford - Stuyvesant

Enjoy an evening of jazz and mingle with performers and patrons during an intimate concert at a mansion used as a set in Boardwalk Empire

$45 $45

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Craig Ferguson at Wellmont Theater on Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Craig Ferguson

Wellmont Theater

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Unhinged and uncensored host of The Late Late Show lets his Scottish brogue loose in a night of fast-paced standup comedy

$51.50 $25

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Comedy Show for Two or Four with Wings or Mozzarella Sticks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's (Up to 60% Off)

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's

Springfield

Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

$48.95 $22

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When it first opened in the mid-1990s, an evening out at Pravda often began with finding a payphone. The Prohibition-style basement speakeasy featured no signage to indicate the Russian restaurant within, so many patrons were reduced to phoning for directions. Once they arrived, however, the memory of such efforts tended to vanish swiftly in a heady atmosphere where premium vodkas, champagne, and caviar flowed. Pravda’s name—the same as the former Communist party paper of record—hints at its Soviet-chic influences, but a spirit of clandestine luxury holds far greater sway beneath the restaurant’s immense plaster archways and lanterns printed with Russian text. Meals are more aptly described as grand tours of the house specialties, often beginning with a presentation of caviar that diners can spread on toast points or blini. To experience a classic Russian pairing, groups should order shots of vodka, such as the small-batch Ultra vodka from 300-year-old distiller Jewel of Russia. Said to have been a favorite of several czars, the vodka still goes through a slow-flow filtration process designed to leave it exceptionally smooth without any loss of character. Pravda's owners consider it among the finest of their more than 70 kinds of vodka, and it’s also among the rarest: only 2,000 bottles a month are released to the United States, each with hand-painted caps and glass. The food menu begins with two distinctly Russian samplers: Pravda's Russian Experience, a collection of charcuterie, cheeses, and pickled herring, and the Zakouski platter, a spread of traditional hors d'oeuvres such as potato pancakes and roasted eggplant dip. From there, the selection becomes surprisingly diverse, as diners can choose from plum-tomato pizza, steak frites, and even mini cheeseburgers. Meals often conclude with something from the rotating dessert menu, such as bittersweet Belgian chocolate cake baked to order and served still steaming from the oven. But depending on the hour, music might serve as a final course. A DJ begins spinning mellow sounds around 9 p.m., gradually upping the energy around 10 p.m. by feeding the turntables strong Russian tea. Like a true speakeasy, Pravda caters to the evening crowd, serving as late as 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

281 Lafayette St
New York,
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Katra steeps revelers in a sleek ambiance inspired by its mantra of “Cocktails. Cuisine. Culture.” Moroccan influences drift from the menu of small dishes—including lamb tagines and merguez sausage—throughout the restaurant, from clutches of delicate tasseled lanterns to banquettes strewn with tiny pillows perfect for five-minute naps between entree and dessert. Cocktails made with Pama pomegranate liqueur and tropical fruits such as lychee and guava flow throughout both levels of the restaurant, from the cozy cabanas upstairs to the lower floor’s DJ booth and couches.

217 Bowery
New York,
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Outfitted to resemble a one-room schoolhouse, with beer lists on blackboards and wooden pegs for hanging coats, Nolita House provides an education in simple, affordable, seasonal dining. Learn how far a crispy panko crust can elevate classic mac 'n' cheese ($12 for the large plate or $8 for the small) or study the intersection of the delicious and the porcine with babyback ribs ($9). Forge a guardian's signature and take your tongue on an international field trip with Nolita's shrimp tacos ($16) or miso-saki-glazed cod ($18). Small varietal wines from boutique vineyards pair nicely with an olive plate ($3), arguments over roller-derby statistics, or cheeses, especially at Nolita's Wine and Cheese Happy Hours, held every night between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. ($12 for two cheeses and a glass of wine).

47 E Houston St
New York,
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Founded in 1986 as a place for writers and performers to create and develop new work before a live audience, Dixon Place in the Lower East Side steadfastly holds on to its underground spirit, and remains one of New York’s foremost places to watch the creative process in action. Today, the intimate 120-seat theater hosts a diverse program of plays, musicals, dance performances and literary readings by emerging and established artists like Kate Soper, Toni Schlesinger and Marcia Monroe. Dixon Place also hosts similarly experimental art exhibitions in its gallery, alongside film screenings and talks, while musical performances and cabaret take place in the lounge.

161 Chrystie St
New York,
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At Elevate Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Wyndham Hotel Downtown, chefs Leo Lai and Spencer Truong draw from their own upbringings, blending Japanese and American flavors to create an upscale medley of seafood, sushi, and hearty meats. Before Elevate, the pair worked separately at renowned restaurants: Lai was executive sushi chef at Mizu, and Truong honed his skills under James Beard Award–winning chef Patrick Connolly at Bobo in the West Village.

The duo’s dishes have garnered a devoted following—popular items include crawfish tempura served with Cajun aioli and pan-roasted free-range chicken in teriyaki jus. The kitchen rethinks classics such as the cuban sandwich, made here with Japanese ingredients including pork belly, housemade pickles, and wasabi mayo. After sampling the fare from the sushi bar, raw bar, and kitchen, guests can transition to overstuffed leather booths in the lounge to enjoy the house’s signature cocktails.

93 Bowery
New York,
NY
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PEOPLE Kitchen & Lounge gives its namesake a place to gather and gab over delicious Asian-inspired fare. Dig into dining with the seafood winter-melon soup, which includes winter melon, Asian mushrooms, green peas, scallops, and crabmeat ($6), or test out your tongue's flame-retardant lining with the spicy beef salad, served with a shallot-lime vinaigrette ($8). Entree-wise, the Asian barbecue pork ribs ($16) keep stomachs from attempting death-defying motorcycle stunts as a bid for attention, while the grilled whole prawns, served with crispy rice vermicelli ($17), re-asserts humankind's dominance over both crustaceans and grills. For diners desiring a meal without a biographical background, the grilled vegetables entree drizzles seasonal veggies in a lemongrass-daikon sauce ($14).

163 Allen St
New York,
NY
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