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Nurse Bettie

Bars, Lounges Lower East Side
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Nurse Bettie
Nurse Bettie
Nurse Bettie
Buxom ’50s pinups—not doctors—rule at this coffeeshop-turned-bar named for the notorious Bettie Page. Inside, swivel stools and slouchworthy couches are taken over by jeans-sporting Lower East Siders sipping frosty brews and bubble-gum martinis. The attentive bartenders’ modern iPod playlists never crush conversations, and the weekend hordes mercifully leave Bettie to the locals.


Venue name: Nurse Bettie
Address: 106 Norfolk St
New York
Cross street: between Delancey and Rivington Sts
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Sun 6pm–2am; Thu–Sat 6pm–4am
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V
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3.5 / 5

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Went to see a friend perform & had high hopes for Nurse Bettie. Got there early to make sure we got a seat at the bar & close to the stage. But unfortunately it's not like other shows where everyone is seated. Those who came in last mintute before the show started all gathered around the stage & our early arrival didn't matter. Didn't help because a tall bunch stood front & center & blocked our view. What we couldn't see was by stretching up & bobbing side to side to catch a glimpse. That or look at other phone to see what they were recording. Since the show wasn't a go for us anymore we turn to our bartender Cory, who made sure our glasses remained full. I had the El Rey to try a classic, but switched & stuck to the Rum & Roses. Great drinks specials. Overall if your looking for a quick burelesque show without the hassle of reservations and don't mind bum rushing the stage at show time, Bettie is for you.

Visited this cozy bar, and sometimes burlesque, location on Norfolk Street.  Brick walls with metal ceilings give a vintage feel to the location.  The walls are adorned with pinup pictures of women who seem to gave at you where you sit.  Friendly bartender and good drink selections.  There is limited seating throughout the small location.  Twice a week they have a burlesque show, so make sure you get a seat early to enjoy.