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Founded by two immigrant business entrepreneurs, Drom’s mission is to celebrate cultural diversity in the performing arts field by providing a physical space for artists from around the world to present their music, art, and creative experiments. From our nest in downtown Manhattan, we bring together a local and global community of like-minded individuals to share art and culture that transcend genre, class, race and geography.

Drom’s programs span diverse art forms including music, dance, theater, comedy, and its stage is open to the next generation, as well as established performers.


From the Romani Gypsy language “drom” translates into English as roughly “the journey.” When Turkish entrepreneurs Serdar Ilhan and Ekmel Anda opened the club in 2007, they hoped to create a meaningful hub for both artists’ and audiences’ journeys reflecting the cultural diversity found in its programs. Whether they are local or travel thousands of miles from other continents, Drom hosts a showcase year-round to introduce new and undiscovered talent.

Some of the esteemed performers who have graced the Drom stage include Grammy-winners Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, Questlove, Gregory Porter, and Hilary Hahn, as well as Camilla Cabello, Gloria Gaynor, Rakim, J Cole, Austin Mahone, Olly Murs, Ibrahim Maalouf, Marc Ribot, James Galway, Al di Meola, Brooklyn Funk Essentials and many more.


The Wall Street Journal calls Drom, “New York’s premier venue for world music.” We present over 500 performances annually in our standing room capacity of 300 people or cabaret-style seated format of 150 people. These include local, national and international performers in diverse genres from jazz and rock to electronic, soul & funk to hip-hop and world music.

Food & Drinks:


– Basket of French Fries   $10

– Mozzarella Sticks  $11

– Guacamole w/ Tortilla Chips  $12

Cold Appetizers:

– Mediterranean olive plates    $10

– Hummus  $11

– Cacik / Yogurt dip  $12 

-Barbunya   $10

– Eggplant salad  $13

– Stuffed Grape Leaves  $12

– Cheese and Cantaloupe plate  $12

– Cheese Plate  $20

Hot Appetizers:

– Charred Brussels Sprouts    $12

– Cheese Cigar  $14

– Mucver / Zucchini Pancake  $13

– Fried Calamari   $18

– Chicken Wings $18

What you have seen above is only a part of our menu. Visit us now to access and learn more! Don’t miss these great tastes and fun…

Drom Contact Us:

Address: 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA

Phone: (212) 777-1157

E-mail: info@dromnyc.com

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Q How do I make a reservation?

Unless specified otherwise, tables are first come first serve

Q Do you have an age limit?

Unless specified otherwise all shows are 21+

Q How can I book my band there?

Please visit the contact us page with a description of your show, target dates, and all relevant links

Q Who do I email if I am a member of the press and would like to attend a show?

Please email info@dromnyc.com

Q How can I buy tickets at your box office?

We do not have a physical box office. All advance sales go through our website, www.dromnyc.com

Q Where can I park my car?

There is street parking in the neighborhood. There are also parking lots available at Houston & Essex and 11th st between 1st and Ave A and 1st and 2nd ave.

Q I want to buy advance tickets for tonight’s show but I do not see it online?

All advance sales end a few hours before the show. If they are still available you can purchase tickets at the door.

Q Are you handicapped accessible?

Yes, we are wheelchair accessible!

Q How do I book a private party and/or birthday party at your place?

Please go to contact us page

Q Do you have a minimum to be seated at tables?

There is a 2 item minimum, per person, per table to be seated at tables.

Q Do you have any live streaming or recording option?

Yes, we do. Please visit Venue Specs page then contact us

Q What is the closest subway to the venue?

We are located on Avenue A between 5th and 6th streets. The closest subway stations are 2nd Avenue on the F, 1st Avenue on the L, and Delancey Street-Essex Street on the F, M, J, L.