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Karma Lounge

51 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9414
+1 212-677-3160
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good35%
  • Average33%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
16 Feb 2017
“Good Music good vibes overall a fun place to party”
14 Feb 2017
“Great music but not good for birthdays or big groups.”
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51 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9414
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This place was a bit more lively for a typical hookah bar. The choice of music was really good - they played quite a bit of world music. The time it took to prepare the hookah was the quickest I have ever experienced anywhere. Also...More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I went here with my wife and her cousin to hang out after going to a few other spots. This one played a really good mix of Dancehall, Soca, and hip-hop. The best music spot for the night. We started off downstairs and stayed for...More

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I loved Karma for the music! They have a great upstairs and downstairs section for you to choose from with a bar on each floor. The music was amazing and I found myself jamming all night. The problem I had was paying a cover of...More

Thank LaToya B
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for a few years now so I've seen things change in staffing. I absolutely love the girls that work here and they're great at their jobs. The hookah is good, inexpensive and lasts a good amount of time. The drinks are...More

Thank amrisab
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Walked over here from Chinatown and entered into a dim , dark, dismal, dirty bar. Probably just as well it's so dark that you don't actually see the dirt. very low seating and velvet curtains with lots of alcoves. Drinks were pricey and the clientele...More

Thank katy-lied
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I went to Karma Lounge late one night with some friends - we had started out at Velvet Cigar Lounge on 7th Street and when that closed, headed on to Karma. I had never smoked hookah before, and in that respect, I enjoyed my time...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 22 June 2013

I went there for a drink after recommendation from a friend. The only that was good about it was the fact that we could some inside. The place inside does stink of smoke and is really dark. It seems very run down and the loud...More

Thank Chrysteria64
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Really hip little place and also it is very nice being able to smoke inside when it's freezing out. However it is not the cheapest place in the world. For example if you ask for a shot, the bartenders will automatically make it a treble...More

Thank gazmanjones
Reviewed 16 August 2011

I was able to find excellent cous-cous here, not easily found in NYC. We ate in their garden, & it was lovely. Their desserts are wonderful as well.

Thank lorijon
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Open Hours
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9414
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-3160
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