The Best Free Comedy in the Village
No cover, $5 margaritas
Reserve seats

Mon-Wed: 8pm, 10pm

Thu: 8pm, 10pm, 12am

Fri-Sat: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm, 12am

Sun: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm

Upcoming shows

Open Mic

Start times:

Monday-Thursday: 6pm

Friday-Sunday: 4pm

Sunday: 2pm (ladies only)

Each open mic has different hosts and different rules, visit at the link below for more info:

The Lantern
The Lantern
The Lantern
The Lantern

About The Lantern

The Lantern Bar & Restaurant, located on historic Bleecker Street between Sullivan & Thompson, is an old-fashioned Greenwich Village joint harkening one back to the famous Black & Tan days of Bleecker Street.

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The Lantern
The Lantern

FAQ: Comedy at The Lantern

What is The Lantern? Is it a restaurant, a bar, or a comedy club?

It’s all three! At The Lantern, you can grab a bite, have a drink, or watch a great stand-up comedy show. You can even grab a bite and have a drink while watching a great stand-up comedy show.

What time is happy hour at The Lantern?

Happy hour at The Lantern is Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm.

Does The Lantern have daily food/drink specials?


  • Monday: $5 quesadillas, 2 for 1 drafts
  • Tuesday: $2 tacos, 2 for 1 well drinks
  • Wednesday: lobster night, $5 whiskey
  • Thursday: 50¢ wings, $10 pitchers
  • Friday: $5 burgers, $5 margaritas
  • Saturday: $2 cheesesteak sliders
  • Sunday: $5 burgers 5-10pm

How do I buy tickets for a comedy show at The Lantern?

Comedy shows at The Lantern are free with a one-drink minimum, so there’s no need to buy tickets. We do ask, however, that you please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seats.

PLEASE NOTE that you must arrive and check in with our comedy staff no later than 20 MINUTES before the scheduled show time to claim your seats. Any seats still unclaimed as of 20 minutes before the scheduled show time may be given up to our standby reservations.

How do I make reservations for a table at The Lantern’s bar/restaurant?

Call (212) 260-7993 to make reservations for a table outside the comedy room.


The Lantern is located at 167 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, New York City.

The Lantern