Last week, a tourist coming into town posted a rather innocuous question on TravelAgencyNY: "How much money should I bring with me... and what are some good bars/clubs?"
And here's one of the responses:
These are a few ive been too they are free to get in and the atmosphere is great, i would go easy on the credit card the last thing you want is huge repayments once you get home, but honestly the more money you take the more fun you have!
Bowery Ballroom — 6 Delancy St, 212-533-2111
Small to mid-sized rock venue that hosts well-known acts such as the Rollins Band, Collective Soul and Los Lobos — and lesser-known acts such as Honky Toast and Pink Martini. Not much in the way of atmosphere but the sound system and lighting are good, and the wait to get a drink is relatively short.
CBGB’s –— 315 Bowery (at Bleeker St), 212-982-4052
The Bowery’s finest. Birthplace of punk, new wave, alternative or whatever you choose to call it. Live bands seven days a week. Atmosphere: graffiti on graffiti, not the place to take grandma. Known for its rich history having been the springboard for the Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads and others. Also, has one of the top sound systems in town. Admission: $5.
Whether or not he or she was serious, the respondent copped the descriptions from here.