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The Duplex

61 Christopher St. (at 7th Ave.)

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One of New York’s more historic (if not one of its classier) cabaret spaces, The Duplex is located in the heart of the West Village. It has been bringing almost non-stop entertainment to NYC for over 50 years (define “entertainment” as you will).

With the standard cabaret room and piano bar combination, The Duplex presents a variety of musical and theatrical diversions including a nightly piano bar open mike, a regular “Mostly Sondheim” concert, and a number of cabaret acts and special events in its Off-Broadway theater space. Cover generally runs from $5-20 with a two-drink minimum. The space itself is not always the greatest of environments, but pop in on the right night, and you’ll have a night out that only NYC can give.

The Duplex Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent (very convenient to the Christopher St. subway stop on the 1 train, and buses M8 and M20)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Poor (downstairs piano bar is accessible; upstairs bar is not)
  • Performances/Programs: Approximately 600 performances a year with live music seven nights a week. Two sets on Friday and Saturday
  • Ticket Prices: Always a two-drink minimum and often a $10–$15 cover depending on the performers. Occasional half-price tickets offered on