Want to enjoy a satisfying meal at a venue that doesn’t have the same soundtrack every night? Most cafes around town will charge you an initial cover fee for this kind of a dining experience. However, certain restaurants offer live entertainment for free. Here are a few sit-down spots you may not have considered to enjoy a good meal and get your music fix.
— 108 E. Fourth St. (between First and Second avenues)
This Basque tapas bar and restaurant advertises live Rumba-Flamenco music on Tuesday+++ evenings, which adds a little extra to its authenticity factor. This cozy and sometimes crowded locale also has deals available on Yelp so you can save money on both the meal and enjoy great music.
— 94 Ave. A (between Sixth and
A self-proclaimed East Village landmark, Sidewalk Cafe has been around since 1985. Split into a bar, restaurant and music venue, this establishment prides itself on having long been an important venue for budding artists of the area. So if you don’t mind the erratic quality of the musicians, then this is the spot for your late-night bites.
— 324 E. Sixth St. (between First and Second avenues)
Sixth Street is known for a plethora of Indian cuisine, but this particular eatery differs from others in that it hosts a sitar player. Along with a multitude of affordable dining options for under $10, this budget-friendly restaurant provides a soothing atmosphere with the sounds of classic Indian music.
A version of this article appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition. Lavya Yalamanchi is dining editor. Email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
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