Posted in music | venues on December 3, 2010

Tammany Hall

"The former Annex space on Orchard Street was up and running for the recent CMJ music fest as Backstage Bar. Turns out that was only a temporary venue designed to take advantage of all the bands in town. The management team behind Crash Mansion is currently renovating the space, and the redo will be dubbed Tammany Hall. A recent peek inside found plywood galore - the new owners promise a spiffed-up space with a large stage in the main room, a Prohibition-style basement lounge and an upstairs balcony with its own bar that will feel similar to the "second floor of Stanton Social." A kitchen has been added, so you can expect bites with the numerous beers that are planned for the taps. And though there' s no official launch date yet, the swank-ified space will be open here and there for private parties as work progresses (152 Orchard St.)." [Zagat]
Tammany Hall (which is also the name of a band) is presumably named after the Tammany Society. After it was the Annex, and before it was Backstage Bar for CMJ, 152 Orchard St. was a shortlived sports bar called Doghouse Saloon. Juan Maclean is DJing the new club on 12/9.

---

      

Comments (10)

This means the LES will now contain both Boss Tweed's and Tammany Hall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammany_Hall

History lessonz for the B&T crowd, son.

Posted by John | December 3, 2010 2:10 PM

"the management team behind Crash Mansion is currently renovating the space"

>> that should say it all right there... no thanks..

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 2:18 PM

haha doghouse saloon... i forgot that's what it was for like 5 minutes. place was ca-reepy

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 2:18 PM

While I am generally frustrated by the general hate in the comments here: Crash Mansion really is New York's worst venue and I am troubled by the thought of them not only persisting but expanding.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 2:35 PM

"Crash Mansion really is New York's worst venue and I am troubled by the thought of them not only persisting but expanding."


Yes I think we can all agree on that..

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 2:36 PM

really? you don't like ridiculously low ceilings, horrible sound, overpriced food/drinks and crummy bookings? i'm kind of shocked.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 2:44 PM

Any new venue in Manhattan is a plus.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:04 PM

wow. as if the nail on this LES coffin was already beaten down hard enough.. crash mansion worst venue ever. that place belongs on the upper west side. not LES. joke.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:06 PM

good one, john!

Posted by me | December 3, 2010 3:19 PM

Why all the anonymous slagging? Losers hiding in the shadows or the competition? Bet its one poor loser still in his underwear at 4pm.

Posted by Tom Reagan | January 26, 2011 4:50 PM

Leave a Comment