Arlene's Grocery

New York

Formerly a bodega, Arlene's became the music venue it is today back in '95, but kept the name. Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Arlene's has long been a favorite of New Yorkers and tourists alike for its in-house karaoke bands. The joint is also worth a visit for its historical significance, since this is where indie darlings The Strokes began making their name. That's right, you can nonchalantly pout in the exact spot where Julian Casablancas once did!