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Arlene’s Grocery – Live Venue LES

The former Puerto Rican bodega/grocery store with remnant facade was converted into a bar and music venue in 1995. It hosts a variety of musical acts, although punk and hard rock bands tend to be most common. Local acts usually play at the venue, while their slightly “hipster” clientele often stay within the confines of the separate bar area.

Some noteworthy performers that have played at Arlene’s include:

  • Rowan Spencer
  • Arcade Fire
  • Ben Alessi
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The Bravery
  • The Strokes
  • Talay
  • Narc Twain


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