Posted in music | venues on February 26, 2014

Lit's EV location
Lit

Just last week (2/19), EV haunt Lit Lounge celebrated 12 years of good times, live music and occasional debauchery with a birthday blowout featuring DJs Jonathan Toubin, Paul Sevigny and others. Now comes word that Lit is opening a second lounge, this one in Bushwick's McKibbin Lofts. Bedford & Bowery got the scoop:

The bi-level venue, about half the size of Lit but boasting 17-foot-tall ceilings, will consist of a small upstairs restaurant, open daily and run by artist Tessa Hughes-Freeland.
The upstairs restaurant, Currant Cafe, is scheduled to open Saturday, March 16 and the downtairs bar which will be called Lit is aiming for September. As for whether the new space will book bands, co-owner Erik Foss told B&B, "As of now we have no plan for live music. But that's what we said about Lit, haha."

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Comments (35)

can you still smoke cigarettes inside?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:17 PM

~IT'S NO SURPRISE TO ME I AM MY OWN WORST ENEMY~

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:17 PM

bedbug lounge opens next month!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:18 PM

Hopefully you can get really great coke like at the other location

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:25 PM

Why the hell would I want to go to a restaurant run by an artist? Are the good people at Lit planning on opening a dentist's office run by a chef next? How about a bank run by a sanitation worker?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:26 PM

bed bugs

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:26 PM

i did coke there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:30 PM

I saw "the Art of Gwar" exhibit there. Random.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 3:53 PM

They still have no plan for live music at the city location. A fuckin mess, maybe.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 4:51 PM

I like to hang out in the nude at this place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 5:06 PM

No.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 5:07 PM

Kidz from Iowa think this is what NYC is all about.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 5:31 PM

this place has been open way too long. it's time to shut it down and put in a starbucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 5:39 PM

Music kinda sucks there now

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 6:04 PM

i ate a girls pussy in that place

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 7:30 PM

The Keeewl spot if you're from Tulsa

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 7:32 PM

I got the HIV in the men's room there

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 7:43 PM

Paul Sevigny is the most talentless hack of all coke fiend assholes in NYC. I guess nepotism does pay off.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 7:50 PM

I used to blow fat lines of dope off of tits in that back room.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 8:29 PM

7:30's mom gave me blow job in the bathroom at this place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 8:38 PM

Home of the ugly bridge and tunnel gal. Stuffed bra and on the rag. Rum and diet please. Eat an entire pizza alone at the end of the night. Back to Jersey to have sex with dad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:07 PM

ARE Weapons were the greatest band of the 00's. Fact.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:24 PM

I used to do lines of coke watching my bro's from suffolk county try to make it as punk bands in the basement venue

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 11:03 PM

Bushwick??!! I thought it was East Williamsburg now?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 11:36 PM

I used to dip fat pita triangles into robust hummus platters up in that back room.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 11:42 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 7:38 AM

I'm getting pretty tired of people calling these places Bushwick. When people talk about Bushwick it's basically the Morgan stop which is East Williamsburg, which in my opinion is pretty fuckin lame anyway. If you look at the map here:

http://goo.gl/maps/mIjyi

Basically people are talking about maybe 15-20% of Bushwick. Goodbye Blue Monday is Bushwick. This is just some new shithole for trust fund babies desperate to be accepted.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:57 AM

So confused by 9:57. You want that area to be called East Williamsburg or you think it's lame to call that area East Williamsburg?

But I like that you are a hipster gentrifier that thinks you are superior and different to the hipster gentrifiers that live a half mile from you. Good luck with how you view life. Sure it's gonna work out great for you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:14 AM

What I'm saying is to call it what it is, not what it isn't.

Am I a gentrifer? Probably. It's a byproduct of NYC having the job that I want and trying to find to place I can afford while I work there. Are you going to penalize me for that? I think a lot of people are in that boat. And maybe I'm a snob that's enjoys depth and meaning in the people I talk to instead of people with no sense of culture that are merely co-opting it. So be it I suppose.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:22 AM

i got herpes from carlos d there

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:31 PM

Yeah, in all seriousness, McKibbin is notorious for its bedbug outbreaks, nasty putrid water leaks, and all sorts of other foulness...it's pretty nasty to open anything restaurant related there. This will not end well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:38 PM

"Kidz from Iowa think this is what NYC is all about."

Yep, nailed it. That's Bushwick circa 2014...come one and all podunks to have your genuweeeeen bohemian experience. Sad what hipsterdon has become. I hated Lit V.02 too, but jesus that seems like the glory days now.

Posted by Don Dickles | February 27, 2014 12:43 PM

i do coke and dope at both.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 3:24 PM

Good job, Alexey!

Posted by Pendergrass | March 18, 2014 6:54 AM

Chiming in here several months late. Had a laugh at the guy/gal getting pissy about what is truly Bushwick and therefore cool. Better move to Ridgewood before you get caught in uncool Bushwick in a year or two. The type of people who move to areas that are hyped up are the same type of people you're claiming only infest Morgan. They're all over from Morgan to Ridgewood. Also, a lot of pretty average, middle class (indie) transplants, probably like yourself.

After you live here a few years, you may learn not to give a fuck because there's no way to make any clear distinction on what area is cool or not anymore. Way too many people into indie music these days and the culture around that, a lot of transplants, and mixed rent prices all over. You can still find rooms cheaper than what you can find in the Bushwick stops in Williamsburg (rent stabilized) and all around NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 11:54 PM

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