It’s been over five years since my favourite bar in New York burnt down, and I still really miss the place when I’m in town.
The Raven was a small but truly fantastic rock’n’roll bar in the East Village, situated at 194 Ave. A, NY 10009.
Described in one review as, “like being in your own living room, with someone serving you drinks and playing music that you love,” it was the closest thing I could find to the friendly vibe of our Brixton Offline club nights.
So similar in fact, that the Londonist described our club night in much the same terms: “Like someone’s friendly house party, opened up for the general public.”
Here’s some photos. Goodbye, The Raven. You’re still missed.