New York City's Oldest Rock Club
Established in 1961, The Bitter End is the oldest rock and roll club in New York City. The classic red brick stage backdrop and intimate vibe make this historic venue almost as iconic as its headliners. For over 50 years, our audiences have been blown away by legendary artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Gavin DeGraw, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Billy Crystal, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, and thousands more.
The Bitter End is located in the heart of Greenwich Village. We are open seven days a week and showcase live music every night, including singer/songwriters, rock , blues, jazz, funk, alternative, hip-hop, spoken word, a capella, and country. Every Monday and every other Sunday we host open jam sessions for newcomers and aspiring musicians. At The Bitter End, you never know who or what you'll hear next.
It is with a heavy heart The Bitter End would like to announce the loss of our colonel, Paul Colby, who passed away last night at the age of 96. In his 70 plus years in the business , Paul has touched the hearts of countless musicians and patrons and helped to launch many great careers in the music industry. Paul was sharp , witty and happy until the end. Paul will never be forgotten as his legacy will live on Bleecker Street. The name says it all:
PAUL COLBY'S THE BITTER END
A memorial celebrating his amazing journey will be announced shortly.