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Marie’s Crisis

There are few places in New York City that are as iconic and well known as the shows and musicals on Broadway. Tourists from all over the world descend on the city and pay top dollar to see the most talented singers in the world perform in the city that never sleeps. Yet that culture and passion for broadway style music is not relegated just to midtown and broadway. Located within the West Village is a dive bar that epitomizes a deep love for show tune music, community, and fun.


  • Marie's Crisis Cafe
  • Marie's Crisis Cafe
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Marie’s Crisis Cafe is a bar that has roots all the way back to the 1850’s when it was used as a den for prostitution and was also the building where Thomas Payne died (the writer of Common Sense in 1776). This history can still be seen in the fabulous French revolution themed mirror which frames the back of the bar. Unique in so many different ways, Marie’s Crisis has been a staple of New York City for a very long time.If you want to have a drink in an authentic and unique place, Marie’s Crisis Cafe is your best option. Besides, it is only 5 minute away from Fat Cat bar, so organize your 100% New York night.



Why wouldn't you go to a bar with a pianist and a handful of Broadway singers and every other musical theatre fan in town in attendance??! This was a grease melody. Fabulous!

John P


If you love showtunes and want to sing and drink - go here! Very crowded/ but what fun/ so few piano bars left - it's not fancy/ and no seating- actually a little threadbare---so don't go expecting physical ambiance- just a fun evening!

Gayle M.


I always have soooo much fun here! Great musical theater songs. Be forewarned - it is good enough that there could be a line if you are coming after 9 on a fri or sat, but it's soooo worth it!

Mara D.


This place makes you want to learn ALL Broadway shows back to front. I thought I knew Broadway but I loved feeling like I was the novice with all the pros. So much fun! For anyone that loves singing show tunes, warm up, grab a drink and get cozy and animated with your neighbor!

Nathalie D.