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Burlesque in NYC

Burlesque, an age old form of entertainment, has experienced a renaissance in the 21st century.  Modern American burlesque, or neo-burlesque, features elements of dance, comedy, performance art and strip tease. Here are some spots you can enjoy burlesque in NYC:



712 Third Ave. (45th St.)
New York, NY
212-867-BEER (2337)

Every Monday, Prohibition Productions present Jazz Haus, a weekly party featuring hot jazz & swing bands, plus swing DJs, classic burlesque, and free dance lessons

The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 253-7246

the first venue built specifically to showcase burlesque

[See calendar]

Duane Park
308 Bowery (1st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 732-5555

Burlesque and live music supper club
[See calendar]


The Parkside LoungeParkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270

Lower East Side bar with a performance space occasionally showcasing burlesque
[See calendar]

Bathtub Gin
132 Ninth Ave. (between 18th & 19th St.)
New York, NY
(646) 559-1671
a modern speakeasy hidden within Chelsea’s Stone Street Coffee


Club Cumming
505 E. 6th St. (between Avenue A & B)
New York, NY
(917) 265-8006

Cabaret and performance space from entertainer Alan Cumming & friends


59 W. 21st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 359-4200
Parisian style supper club featuring burlesque night on Wednesdays


85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 777-1157

Live music venue and performance space featuring jazz and rock, electronic, soul & funk, hip-hop and international music, plus occasional burlesque

Nurse Bettie
106 Norfolk St. (between Delancey & Rivington St.)
New York, NY.
(917) 434-9072

Free burlesque shows every Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. (between Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 505-FISH

Le Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art. Occasionally features burlesque acts.

Ethyl’s Alcohol
1629 Second Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 300-4132


Go-Go! Get Down! every Friday & Saturday featuring some of the top names in Burlesque & Go-Go each week

9 Doyers St. (between Pell & Bowery)
New York, NY
(212) 406-0400

Prohibition Sessions every Wednesday with jazz from Broadway Brassy and the Brass Knuckles accompanied by live Burlesque performances

City WineryCity Winery
155 Varick St. (Vandam St.)
New York, NY
(212) 608-0555

Monthly burlesque show presented by Wasabassco Burlesque and hosted by Sapphire Jones


Hotel Chantelle
92 Ludlow St. (between Delancey & Broome St.)
New York, NY
(212) 254-9100

Room 69: Burlesque presented by Calamity Chang and friends Friday nights.

The Beauty Bar
231 E. 14th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 539-1389
New York, NY

Velvetina’s Vixens monthly burlesque hosted by Velvetina Taylor


Hill & Dale
115 Allen St. (Delancey St.)
New York, NY
(212) 420-1115

Victrola Burlesque, a biweekly classic burlesque floor show hosted and curated by Ula Uberbusen. Presented every 1st and 3rd Tuesday



The Bell HouseThe Bell House. Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
149 7th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 643-6510

Live music venue and event space featuring performances by Wasabassco Burlesque

Coney Island USA

Burlesque at the Beach

Sideshows by the Seashore
Coney Island USA

1208 Surf Ave. (W. 12th St.)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Every Friday & most Saturdays during the spring and summer season, The Great Fredini & Bambi The Mermaid present our popular Burlesque at the Beach

The Way Station
683 Washington Ave. (between Prospect & St. Marks)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY
(347) 627-4949

Monthly burlesque show by Wassabassco

[See calendar]

622 Degraw St. (Fourth Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 855-3388

Littlefield is an independent live event venues featuring comedy, live music, art, dance parties, film and theater

House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave. (Jefferson St.)
Bushwick Brooklyn, NY


Performance fueled nightclub featuring burlesque and other eclectic events

C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Ave.
(between Clifton Pl. & Greene Ave.)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY

Presenting Shades of Burlesque, 4th Saturday of every month [tickets]

Guadalupe Inn
1 Knickerbocker Ave. (Johnson Ave.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 366-0500

Mexican supper club presenting burlesque every Wednesday

12 Jefferson St. (between Myrtle & Bushwick Ave.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
(347) 915-2717

Bar, restaurant & gallery featuring The Fuck You Revue every 3rd Tuesday; Beef Show drag king burlesque every 4th Tuesday & Hard Core BDSM burlesque show every 3rd Wednesday


The Nest
504 Flatbush Ave. (Lefferts Ave.)
Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 484-9494

basement dive bar located below Bluebird Brooklyn featuring live music, comedy, drag shows, and 2 scandalous burlesque shows per month


Dromedary Bar
266 Irving Ave. (Menahan St.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
(347) 715-4255

Dromedary is an urban tiki bar featuring a monthly burlesque show


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