Italian >Village Lantern
167 Bleecker St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.728832 -74.000256
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
THE BEST DJ EVER – My friends and I just came from The village Lantern and Ironically it was the same female DJ we saw the night before at another club. DJ Stacy Stylez IS THE BEST DJ IN THE WORLD. She is so good that we got there at 10pm and didn't leave until 4am. She played instruments while she spun and jumped up and down with all of us. I have never seen or heard a better DJ. Her music was so great, mixes of 80's, hip hop and older type of hip hop. We all loved every thing she did. Anytime she is there we'll go back.
The slowest service ever – The place by itself is average, at best. However, the slow service at the bar makes this spot miserable. The wait was about 20 minutes to get a drink every single time I went to the bar. Closing my tab at the end of the night took even more time. Also, some girl was fighting with the bartender at one point because apparently the bartender mixed up the credit cards by the register and gave her card to someone else, and the manager she spoke to didn't seem very sorry about it. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Rude Bouncers, Friendly Bartenders – Went here on a Saturday Night with my girlfriend in December '05. The place gets pretty crowded and they had a DJ playing with people dancing. The upstairs is pretty small, but there is a downstairs lounge to hang out if that gets to be the case Overall, the staff is friendly especially the bartenders, however the bouncer that they had working the door was one of the rudest that I've ever seen in NYC bars. We saw him curse people out and push people for no reason while we were outside smoking. Luckily, we were spared his wrath. If you can get past him, then you should have a good time.
Like Home – The Village Lantern has become my "go to" bar around my apartment. Over the years it has gone through some changes in look, but it is always reliable in the most important areas: inexpensive, cold, STRONG drinks! The staff is great (kudos to the owners) and the regular crowd is friendly and funny. Definitely my favorite place to watch a game in the Village. The food is surprisingly tasty as well.
Not what is used to be – I remember this place 2 years ago, with Joe, the former manager. This place has gone downhill FAST. Avoid it. I would try a new place.
Chillin' Lounge – Went to a birthday party there last week in their private lounge downstairs, didn't even know they had one!Great staff. DJ was off the chain followed by an awesome band-2 environments in the same space-what more could you ask for!
laugh your a***off! – comedy in the louge at Village Lantern is better than anything seen at Caroline's.totally unknown talent(at this time) , worth the trip downtown--HILARIOUS!! Drink specials make the evening more of a winner.
BELLA – I was invited to a party there on Tuesday night hosted by Vinny Vella. The food was supreme and the staff was most welcoming. There was a Sinatra impersonator, jazz singer, and several cast members of the Soprano's. It was like a scene out of GOODFELLA's. Definetly a fun night out and something different to do with friends.
SUNDAY NIGHTs – This is the best place to stop into after a weekend at the beach...GREAT COMEDY SHOW Sunday night followed by an incredible 2 man band....completely relaxing place to sit,have a beer, & remenisce about the weekend...i'm making this place a Sunday night stop...GREAT STAFF...see you tonight...
Just Great – I was directed to this place by a friend of mine and I met the onwer, her mother and father and bartender Joe. They are really nice, friendly cool people.And besides that they had some great wine and food. I let them order for me and all I can say is...YUM!
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