Marie's Crisis

94% love it
Home of show tunes
Come here for a show or a casual performance down in the basement bar. This is the place to pick up that cute aspiring actor/singer/dancers. It doubles as the place to get sloppy and pretend you're in the chorus of HAIR.
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    • NYCSenior
      NYCSenior Over a year ago
      Hates it

      An old fun show-song loving queen bar has been overtaken by straight women, and some straight-ish guys. I would not even list this as a gay bar any more. Overpriced drinks.

    • steven.lavigne
      steven.lavigne Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A joy and treasure
      What a gem! A gay showtune piano bar. I've had so much fun here over the years, and had a nice chat with a bartender there after I saw one of the worst shows I've ever seen on Broadway, Lestat, the musical. I turned my niece on to this place and plan to visit again soon!

    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Great crowd, but know your showtunes!
      Marie's Crisis is a terrific piano bar with a friendly crowd that usually includes some seriously talented performers. That said, you'll have a better time here if you know your showtunes - and I'm not just talking standards, either. It can make it hard to get into the spirit of the night. That, and there's only so much Seasons of Love a mere mortal can stand in one night.

    • MattTwoTee
      MattTwoTee Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Love it but want more
      It seems that Marie's Crisis Center is always just wrapping up when i arrive. I come in to a place that feels like home, and then the music wraps and I am back to longing for more. I want to come in sometime when Liza is hanging out by the piano at this lovable dump!

    • siggybear
      siggybear Over a year ago
      Loves it

      more fun than most humans can bear!
      Gay piano bar with enthusiastic patrons!

    • Ry77
      Ry77 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love it!

      RANGERSTUD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      What's not to lile???
      men- a few women friends... sing'gin their litle hearts out along with a few Broadway voices- you gotta problem with that?

    • joeykeeney
      joeykeeney Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I had to listen about homeless people and very downer things while trying to enjoy me Xmas vacatio...uuugh!

    • Stevin
      Stevin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I feel like SINGING!
      A really fun and driendly piano bar. Great crowd. Lots of loud singing. Bring friends. Great for bringing your fag hag.

    • krawfishe
      krawfishe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Birthday blast
      St. Patricks day weekend my roommate and I were in the city and spent several FAB hours singing along with the gang. It was a small crowd but the fun was fun and drinks were stiff. Small and dingy Marie's Crisis is one of my favorite joints in the village.

    • BillSam
      BillSam Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not so gay -- or great -- anymore
      The bar now has an open door policy [and no doorman] which allows in [often inebriated] straights who are not as gay-friendly as they were in the past. The last time I went several of the straight people I spoke to were not even aware that Marie's was a gay bar! Even on weekends straights now seem to be crowding out the gay customers. At least it's interesting to note that not all gays love show tunes and apparently plenty of straight people do! Cross seventh avenue to the Monster which also has a piano but is much gayer (the straight customers are much gay-friendlier, too).

    • Redjack
      Redjack Over a year ago
      Hates it

      HEADS UP: Like other places in the neighborhood, Marie's recently hired a straight-identified bartender for week nights. There were more straight people than gay in the bar the last time I was there, and frankly my comfort zone as a gay man was greatly diminished. I suspect it will remain pretty gay on weekends, but on week nights don't expect the same largely gay crowd it used to have. Straight bartenders -- who have no real connection to the gay community -- often indicate the wish of the management for a place to become mixed or even straight to increase business.