Who is open and what’s going on with our beloved Cabarets and Restaurant/Clubs?
Cabaret Hotspot has heard back from a few of the club owners on what is going on right now and until such time that they are allowed to open indoors with social distancing measures in place.
Open for socially distanced dinners:
Pangea – Steve and Arnoldo send their warmest regards to you all!
The Beach Cafe – Dave would love to see you pop by for dinner! He’s had some drop bys from KT, Sidney, Eric Comstock, Jeff Harnar and a few other notables.
Don’t Tell Mama – they are also doing limited shows outside (most recently with The Mamasitas) but are mainly just open for dinner. Please read the Featured article on how they are now renting out the rooms for you to video tape in.
Brandy’s – is doing a weekly fundraiser to raise money for their staff and to keep their doors open. The staff singers are on the sidewalk entertaining with guest stars popping in via video or pre-taped performance to show their love and support. Please go to our Live Performance Listings to check out how you can make a donation or find out how to volunteer to sing.
The West Bank Cafe – is also serving AND they are having live music! Vocalists and their band/MD are inside the restaurant performing away from the patrons as they dine on the street. Steve would also love to see some of your friendly faces and sends his love to everyone.
Birdland – while not open for dinner, they are producing amazing shows every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 as part of their Radio Free Birdland series. Please go to our Live Performance Listings to check how to buy a ticket! Welcome back Gianna!
The Traid – are producing shows through Bernie Furshpan’s Metropolitan Zoom program but they plan to live stream socially distanced shows from the theater as soon as they are allowed.
Here is a note from Tony at The Duplex:
“Currently we are only serving on the sidewalk and we only do minimal take out business. We have a licensed Cafe on Seventh Ave so we have our usual seating and we have teamed up with the other bars on our street to have Christopher Street closed on the weekends so we can serve on that side of the building into the street. The neighbors have been very vocal about keeping the noise down so we don’t provide any music at all. Our plan is to continue this way until we can begin serving indoors. When that happens, we will have our piano player enclosed in a plexiglass booth and possibly a second booth for the singing staff, no open mic will be available. We will not start booking our Cabaret until we can operate at full capacity.”
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