Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly become one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.Use our New York City trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Joe's Pub and other attractions in New York City.
With impeccable sound and lights, the warm and intimate candlelit atmosphere of Joe's Pub is filled with plush velvet couches, softly glowing lucite tables and gorgeously understated architecture. Joe’s Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance; the venue offers a classic Italian dinner menu and a fully stocked bar.
The Village Voice voted Joe's Pub the “Best Excuse to Let a Single Venue Dictate Your Taste”. Newsweek calls the club "one of the country's best small stages" and New York Magazine raves “you never know what you’ll find next at Joe’s Pub, but you can count on the fact that it will be good, very good."
Joe's Pub Reviews
Really great show. Music, story, performances. Unbelievable. Production of TEAM, the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival. Intimate, timely dialogue. More visits to Joe's ... more »
Stage orientation and sight lines are excellent as is the sound. The drink / food minimum of $25 per person are reasonable for NYC, yet felt the quality of the dining fare was weak. Hummus was bland a... more »
Such a great space for performances. I came for Stephanie Chou's Comfort Girl performance on 3/29/19 (which was great, but that's beside the purpose of this review). The staff who brought us to our seats were extremely friendly and professional. The seats themselves were a little close together, but still comfortable to sit on for an hour or two. The space was clean, nicely lit before the performance, and has a very chill environment with the candles and decor. Now, the food was tasty, but the price is high even for the area. We ordered the tacos (nicely seasoned, tender pork, could use a bit more depth in flavor with some additional ingredients, but tasty and I liked it), fried macaroni balls (slightly too salty) and fried calamari (never can go wrong and this is no exception). It came out to 51 dollars, but you are paying for the show/dinner experience so I didn't mind. Service was extremely nice and kept my glass of water full throughout the night. Overall, enjoyed my experience, things were a bit pricey though. Still would definitely come again for another experience if I had te chance.
A nice place that did not disappoint on 2 separate occasions. Very good acoustics and seats close to the stage. Well organized service without much hassle. Drinks are expensive but $12 cheesecake is a delight.
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