The Lower East Side is losing another one of its live music venues after Fontana's, the massive grungy-chic bar and concert hall, closes at the end of March.
Rent hikes are once again to blame — the bar's owners would've had to pay more than $30,000 a month under their new lease, according to The Low Down. "We set out to operate a neighborhood rock bar, and that has become economically unfeasible," the proprietors tell the website.
A divey throwback in the gentrifying neighborhood, Fontana's has been a favorite among music fans, trivia buffs and anyone in need of a $3 beer special for 12 years. Raise a glass at one of their three bars and get in a round of pool while you can.