Where the cool kids drank and danced in 1984

If this was the summer of 1984 and you identified with the downtown art or music scene, you probably would’ve logged lots of time at these venues. Downtown Beirut is now Standard, the Cat Club was reinvented as a couple of different dance clubs, and one of the still-existing Pyramid Club’s claims to fame is hosting the New York City debuts of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana.

These ads appeared in the August 1984 issue of the East Village Eye, an alternative tabloid that covered the growing East Village art scene as well as news, music, and fashion from 1979 to 1987. 

The Eye is long defunct, but you can view cover art from some of their issues here.

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2 Responses to “Where the cool kids drank and danced in 1984”

  1. stalherz Says:

    I wonder if these old, almost forgotten newspapers have changed time at all.


  2. EV Says:

    the pyramid club is still there. its a gay club now i think.

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