Live Music

Where to hear live típico

NYC: Manhattan / Brooklyn / Queens / The Bronx


A number of restaurants and bars around the city offer merengue tipico shows on a regular basis. These are just a few. Call ahead to find out who’s playing and when! And if you want to add some that aren’t listed here, please email me.

You can also hear a lot of good streaming tipico, both live and recorded, on Santiago radio station La Super Regional!



Copacabana – 560 W. 34th Street (midtown Manhattan) 212-239-COPA.The Copa has occasionally allowed tipico within its hallowed halls. Check their events page at

El Gran Rancho Jubillee, 1 Nagle Ave. (Inwood) 212-304-0100.

Check Iaso Records web site for more Manhattan listings.


Montemar,457 Bushwick Ave. (Bushwick/East Williamsburg, Brooklyn) 718-417-4468. Merengue tipico or bachata nearly every night of the week! Many big-name touring groups.

Gran Mar de Plata, 3175 Fulton Street (Cypress Hills/East New York, Brooklyn) 718-827-1717. Major touring groups play here frequently.

Continental Restaurant, 2937 Atlantic Ave. (East New York) (718) 277-2812.

Batey Lounge, 1332 Halsey St. (Bushwick, Brooklyn) 718-417-3128

Borinquen Nightclub, 300 Wyckoff Ave. (Bushwick, Brooklyn) 718-456-6800

Emperador Elies Restaurant, 274 Broadway near Havemeyer (South Williamsburg, Brooklyn) 718-388-7784.

D’Cache, 758 5th Ave. (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) 718-832-4562

Genao Restaurant, 949 Grand St. at Lorimer. (Williamsburg) (718) 599-1734. Some Sundays at 5PM.

La Negra restaurant, Wilson Ave. near Cornelia (Bushwick). Some Saturdays at 11 PM

Andy Restaurant, 360 Central Ave. near Grove St. (Bushwick). Some Fridays at 11 PM.


El Gran Rancho Jubillee, 2304 94th St at 23rd Ave. (East Elmhurst, Queens; 2 blocks from LaGuardia Airport) 718-335-1700. A fun, touristy place to go. Has food too.

El Rinconcito de Nagua, 7620 Jamaica Avenue, (Woodhaven, Queens) 718-296-0026 – Generally, Saturdays 11 PM and Sundays 8PM.

Naveguero/Navigator, 7917 Atlantic Ave. at Rockaway Blvd.(Ozone Park, Queens) (718) 647-4546 – most weekends.

La Hacienda, 77-01 101st Ave. (Ozone Park, Queens) (718) 323-5444.

La Estrella Latina, 3907 104th St. near Roosevelt Ave. (Corona, Queens) (718) 565-2377


La Moneda Restaurant, 1690 Jerome Ave. near Clifford Pl. 718-901-2787. Thursdays at last notice.

La Caridad Restaurant, 188th St. near Western. Sundays at last notice.

SANTIAGO – coming soon!


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