- 315 Bowery btwn 1st & 2nd Sts East Village
Lonely Planet review for CBGB
See what’s become of CBGB, the famous music venue, opened in 1973 and shuttered in 2006, that launched punk rock via the Ramones. Today, not shockingly, it’s a John Varvatos boutique, where racks of rock-inspired $3000 leather jackets have supplanted scraggly headbangers. The old walls of fading posters and wild graffiti, though, remain untouched.