IWalked New York City’s Café Bizarre

A former café known as Café Bizarre once resided here at 106 W 3rd Street (where this market now operates). Café Bizarre was famous for claiming to be the first coffeehouse whose sole purpose was a haven for musicians to play music. It opened in 1957 and was described as a long narrow building with dirty sawdust floors. The musicians didn’t mind though and neither did Andy Warhol. For it was at Café Bizarre where he discovered The Velvet Underground, a band which he would go on to manage.

 

Website: http://www.rockandrollroadmap.com/north-east-u.s.-venues/cafe-bizarre/view-details.html

Address: 106 West 3rd Street, New York City, NY

Cost: Free.

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