Marie’s Crisis Cafe, a very animated bar in Greenwich Village


If you are looking for an original and fun bar, you have to visit Marie’s Crisis Cafe.
It is located right in the heart of Greenwich Village, 54 feet away from the Fat Cat bar. Follow me to this unbelievable place!

What’s the history behind the Marie’s Crisis Cafe?

The bar was built in 1839, named after Marie Du Mont, an Austrian immigrant well known for her blonde hair, her voice and for selling alcohol during the prohibition era.
The name of the bar was inspired by the Crisis pamphlets too, written by Thomas Paine (an American Independence hero). In fact, in one of the bar’s wall his epitaph is written: “The world is my country, to do good is my religion, and all mankind are my brethren”.
From 1850 to 1890, this building was a wharehouse, then a gay bar. Nowadays, Marie’s Crisis Cafe is just a piano bar, where neighbors and actors meet to sing songs of Broadway and Disney shows.


What does Marie’s Crisis Cafe propose?

From 4pm to 8pm it is a pleasant bar, perfect to have a drink.
After 8pm, it’s a lot better; it is when the pianist gets there.
Bar’s main attraction is the pianist playing Broadway and Disney classics, while the bar customers are drinking and singing.
They sing classics songs like Mary Poppins, The Lion King, West Side Story, Mamma Mia… and many more


The vibe is really good and friendly.
I dare you not to sing with them!


Even if you don’t know the songs, you’re going to have a good time.


Watch this video to see how it is:

When is Marie’s Crisis Cafe open?

Everyday from 4pm to 3-4 am.


Where is it located?

It is in Greenwich Village Downtown, in 59 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014.

For more info visit Marie’s Facebook.


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 your 100% New York night is now planned!



My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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  1. Monique says:
    We used to go to Marie’s for a long time while I was a student. Many years later, relatives came to see me so I took them to see this wonderful bar. As we walked in, it didn’t seem right. First, there were no women. Hmmmm. It dawned on us where we were. As we were leaving , the entire place started singing———we hate to see you go!!! All men!!!
  2. James Merillat says:
    Actually, there is a pianist and singalong in the bar from 5:30 PM during the week, and from 6:00 on the weekends – not 8:00 PM as the article states.
    • TeamMemo says:
      Thank you James for the information, the last time I was there the pianist arrived at 8pm. I couldn’t find more information on their Facebook page or website, so I just wrote my own experience 😉
  3. Tina says:
    Hi I would like to brng along my parents whi are 78 and 81 years old on Wednesday 12 September. Would it be possible to book a table please?