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Post-Theater Bar: Where to Drink After ‘Les Miserables’

Where to hear the people sing ...

You’re going to see the Les Miserables at the Imperial Theater and you need to know where to get a drink afterward? No problem! We’ve got just the right post-theater bar for those going to see the newest musical revival on Broadway in New York City.


Marie's Crisis

Belt out your favorite showtune at Marie’s Crisis (Photo: Courtesy of Marie’s Crisis)

The Show
It’s the most tragic musical in Broadway history, with all of the elements to bring forth the tears: war, poverty and unrequited love in 19th century France. This is the second revival of Les Miz since its original NYC debut in 1987, when it won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. Its stirring score features favorites such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Master of the House,” “Stars,” “One Day More,” and the anthem, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”

The Bar
If you truly want to hear the people sing, then the landmark piano bar, Marie’s Crisis, is where to head. You’ll see amateurs, and some off-duty pros (Lea Salonga and Alan Cumming have been spotted in-house), come to belt out a few tunes along with a few belts of booze. This historic West Village basement is a show-tune mecca where soloists have been known to tackle a few numbers from Les Miz, and other gems from Cabaret, Gypsy, the Sound of Music, and pretty much every musical in Broadway history. It’s where musical fans gather sing out, sing loud and sing proud.

What to Drink
The bar slings standards, such as Tanqueray and tonic ($5) and Bacardi and Coke ($5). Stella ($5) by the bottle is the fanciest you’ll get here.  Note: It is cash only.

For where to eat before Les Miserables, see our pre-theater restaurant selection.

Marie’s Crisis
59 Grove St.
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