Arlene's Grocery is a bar and music venue located in the Lower East Side district of Manhattan. It is located at 95 Stanton Street between Orchard St and Ludlow St. The venue was opened by Shane Doyle in 1995. Shane Doyle was also owner and founder of Sin-é.
The former Puerto Rican bodega/grocery store (the facade of which remains) and neighboring butcher shop were turned into a bar in 1995. It hosts a variety of musical acts, although punk and hard rock bands tend to be most common. Local acts usually play at the venue, while their slightly "hipster" clientele often stay within the confines of the separate bar area.
^Daily News, October 12, 1997, "NO SUPPER FOR THEIR SINGIN' AT THE HOT-HOT ARLENE GROCERY, MUSICIANS ARE HUNGRY FOR PAY" by Jim Farber. Sunday Extra, p23
^The New York Times October 12, 1997, Sunday, Late Edition - Final, NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: LOWER EAST SIDE; Have Guitar, Will Picket by ERIN ST. JOHN KELLY Section 14; Page 8; Column 1; The City Weekly Desk