Marie’s Crisis

1mariescrisiscafeFirst opened in the 1850s as a prostitutes’ den, which lasted through Prohibition. The “Crisis” came from “The Crisis Papers,” which laid out why America had to break from England, written by Thomas Paine, who died in the same building. Feel free to inquire about the alleged ghosts, you will get an ear full.  For the past 35 years, it’s been a super fun piano bar, where Broadway performers and wannabe Broadway performers sing the night away. “Do you your hear people sing?” yes “Guys and Dolls” alike all sing along. So “Tonight”, “Tomorrow” or whenever you go, “Make them hear you” when you sing along.  Great place! Gets a bit overcrowded by middle aged gay men on the weekends, but always tons of fun!

Cash Only

Happy Hour: Daily, 4pm-9pm; drinks $3-$5

Piano Bar: Daily, 5:30 p.m.–4 a.m.

Hours: Daily, 4pm-4am

59 Grove St., nr. Seventh Ave., NY 10014   212-243-9323

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