History

Luna Lounge started out as a Lower East Side bar with a small back room where about 90 people could cram themselves in and see a band on any night, except Mondays. We opened in August of 1995 and kept going on Ludlow Street until our lease ran out in June of 2005. The building’s new owner had plans to demolish our building and replace it with a high rise apartment house.

Longwave
Longwave

Mondays were fun (and funny). That was comedy night and we were so fortunate to have the “Eating It” comedy series created by Michael O'Brien and produced by Naomi Steinberg & Jeff Singer for our entire ten year run on Ludlow Street. The show was virtually free but we did require a one drink purchase which we collected at the door. There are probably quite a few of those old Luna Lounge drink tokens which folks paid for but never turned in at the bar, floating around the drawers of old audience members’ apartments. On Monday nights people could see Demetri Martin, Christian Finnegan, Marc Maron, Louis C.K., Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Black, Wanda Sykes, Colin Quinn, Ed Helms, Jeff Garlin, Jon Stewart, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Sarah Silverman and so, so many others who presented the twisted side of life in a way that made people laugh.

Marc Maron
Marc Maron
Lewis Black
Lewis Black
Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan
Ed Helms
Ed Helms
Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman
Todd Barry
Todd Barry
Jeff Garlin
Jeff Garlin

Every other night of the of the week, bands would do the first shows of their careers at Luna. Thousands of artists performed there. Some of the most notable performances were by The Strokes, Interpol, Elliott Smith, Kid Rock, The Rogers Sisters, Stellastarr*, and Longwave.

Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith
Stella Starr
StellaStarr*
Laura Rogers
The Rogers Sisters
Interpol
Interpol
Strokes
The Strokes

Now, we are located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn! Our building is centrally located and folks can get here easily. It’s a wonderful building with no columns to obstruct any line of sight. There is truly not a bad spot in the club.

This is a much larger venue and artists will be performing here from all over the world. We’ll try to keep the qualities that made the old club successful and bring you new experiences that would have not been possible in the past.

Come in and check out the new Luna Lounge…