217 Bowery, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.721683 -73.993111
Neighborhoods: Lower East Side, Bowery, Downtown
Katra is now booking holiday parties! Call for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City's Katra serves Middle East, Moroccan fusion style tapas designed by Chef Jonathan Lindenauer of Jean Georges. The kitchen is open till 2am. The lounge plays European techno and Middle-Eastern hip-hop to regular beats and has a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
The decor at Katra is Moroccan styled with all the furnishings brought back from Morocco. Pillow-strewn couches and intimate nooks dot the lounge. The mood is laidback with a distinct Middle-Eastern vibe. The cocktail list is Middle-Eastern in origin and has distinct flavors like pomegranate, lychee and lavender blossom.
Private party space is available at Katra, at the best prices.
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Tuesday-Thursday: 2 for 1 drinks, $4 beers, $6 wine from 11-1AM
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2 for 1 appetizer from 7:00-9:00 PM
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Friday- 2 for 1 drink specials and $4.00 Asahi, Guinness, New Castle, and Rolling Rocks from 5:00-8:00 PM
A Terrible Experience – This past weekend was my first (and last) time at Katra. The music started off very redundant but eventually got better as more people arrived. It is a very small and narrow space so moving around was nearly impossible. The drinks are SUPER expensive ($36 for 3 drinks, one of which was non-alcoholic; and a bottle of water was $5). The worst part, however, came when I was harassed by a bouncer for taking my shoes off. He flashed his light in my face like I was some criminal; and even though I complied with his demand that I put my shoes back on, I was still told I had to leave. Since I had already been there for quite some time, I didn't resist. Even so, as I made my way to the exit, the bouncer (a very large man) forcefully pushed me from behind causing me to fly into the wall! I was so shocked and upset that I called the authorities. The general manager, who I thought would at least reprimand the guy, instead summarily dismisses my complaint.
For someone who rarely goes out, I was so appalled by my experience and yet I know that bouncers get away with this kind of behavior all the time. I think it's unfortunate and unacceptable that Katra condones such disrespect and abuse by its personnel.
What a night! – Me & my friends had a wonderful time at Katra Lounge. The food is absolutely delicious and the music was great. My friend celebrated her birthday at katra lounge, and it was a good turn out. I have partied there several times after. The atmosphere was wonderful with a good vibe. The staff at katra are very friendly, especially Event Planner (Ed Van-ess) He took complete care of us that night!. Overall, I had a good time at Katra. It has the kind of music, crowd, food and ambiance that we appreciate. I will Definitely be back!
Night I can't forget!!!!!! – Last month I had a going away party and was extremely satisfied with the service. Everything went perfect, all my guest got in,food,music,bottle service,VIP area was on pointtttttttt....honestly I couldn't complain,till this day me and my friends are still ranting and raving about that night. That was a night that I definitely can't forget, I was completely catered to thanks to my event planner (Ed Van-ess). Looking forward to throwing my birthday party here in January as well. I recommend Katra to anyone looking to throw a party or any kind of event there. Since I'm in town I think I might pay Katra a visit tonight :-))))))
Arguablly the "It" spot on a friday night. – Looking for a good time on a friday night?? Katra is definitely the spot to be. Randomly stopped by the lounge looking for a good time with a couple friends.. and turned into one of those unforgetable nights. The lounge itself was unique, plenty of space with the upstairs and downstairs ares. Different DJ's spinning chunes. Beauitful ladies.. Well dressed and mannered crowd.Not to mention the Event Planner ( Ed Van Ess) took care of me and my entourage.. Slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite spots.
Theeee Best Night – I had the best night recently at Katra Lounge. Not only was the venue itself great with two floors of the best music but the event planner Ed Vaness made sure that we had the best time. We had our own section and our bottle service was great. I would definitely recommend Ed to any of my friends looking to have a great time at Katra.
New Yorka's! This is the place to be! – KATRA is hands down my favorite lounge/bar/club in NYC. I have found many excuses to celebrate here (Birthday's, after work function's, anniversaries, the time I got an "excellent work" on a paper I wrote, the time I got my passport, and even the time someone returned my lost wallet to me.) This place has it all. The exotic decor and incredible ambiance, the friendly and funny staff (Chris is especially hilarious), and the great drinks- Tequila shots! The music is also off the hook with famous NYC DJ's such as Tony Toca, Moma, Obah, and Hard Hitting Harry doing their things on the 1's and 2's. It's a rare place that has perfected classy and laid back to make this spot my absolute FAVORITE in NYC...
My 30th Birthday Party – On Aug 13th I celebrated my 30th birthday party. Ed Van Ess was my event planner for the event he made sure everthing went smoothly from start to finish. I recommend this lounge to ne one. The music was excellent and the staff was professional and accomidating. I really felt special and my guests felt special. i'm already planning my next event at katra. Ed Van Ess is also in charge of that event and because he did such an amazing job several of my friends want him to plan their events. Ihad the time of my life b/c of my event planner. I owe the my great time and memorable birthday to Ed Van ess and katra lounge.
amazing!@ – We asked Heather to make us two different types of cupcakes for our wedding this past February and they were a big hit. My husband hoped there would be some left overs, so he could eat them late at night and they were all gone. No surprise there. What is surprising is that they are gluten free (for those who it makes a big difference for)!
1. Chocolate cake with crushed coffee toffee and mocha frosting
2. Chocolate chip cookies and cream cake filled with caramel, topped with cookies and cream frosting.
The mini cupcakes were moist, not too sweet and had the right flavor combinations to leave you wanting more. I've tried gourmet cupcakes at many different shops around the West coast and Heather's is by the far the best. She has been working for years to perfect her recipe and it shows. What I like the most is that the cupcakes are not overwhelmingly sweet.
The designs itself are a work of art.
Highly recommended for birthdays, weddings, any occasion or excuse to eat them!
Better Than The Housewives Morroco! – When I enter Katra, I always feel like I'm entering a Moroccan retreat. The Mediterranean decor, filigree borders, and ethnic tapestries rivals the compound that the Contess booked for the New York housewives. I kid, but seriously, I had such a great time at Katra for my bf's birthday party. There were over 50 people there and we were able to get a complimentary bottle because my friend booked her party through Access Gotham. I have been to Katra a bunch of times as I mentioned in my Prosperity Dumpling review, but this time it seemed so effortless. There was a contact person on site that made everything easier on my best friend. I'm hoping to return soon for their TGIF Happy Hour that I saw posters for. I'll never miss a chance to escape to the land of Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon!
Best Food EVER!!!! – I just stumbled upon this place last week Tuesday after taking a walk out with my boyfirend. It looked pretty interesting with the decor and music so we decided to stay and have dinner. This place has the best food!! i ordered the lamb tagine along with the lamb skewers which were amazing. This place is great for a dinner with some friends or a special other.
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