Established in 1961, The Bitter End is the oldest rock and roll club in New York City. The classic red brick stage backdrop and intimate vibe make this historic venue almost as iconic as its headliners. For over 50 years, our audiences have been blown away by legendary artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Gavin DeGraw, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Billy Crystal, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, and thousands more.
The Bitter End is located in the heart of Greenwich Village. We are open seven days a week and showcase live music every night, including singer/songwriters, rock, blues, jazz, funk, alternative, hip-hop, spoken word, a capella, and country. Every Monday and every other Sunday we host open jam sessions for newcomers and aspiring musicians, as well as an acoustic open mic every Saturday afternoon. At The Bitter End, you never know who or what you’ll hear next.