Do the Subrosa

By: Manero

Something is rising... under the cobble streets of the Meatpacking District.

It’s Subrosa, a new venue devoted to Latin and world music.

The appeal? Think of a dimly lit basement located a few steps away from where legendary luncheonette Florent once stood. A low stage. Only 120 seats scattered around small tables. A fully stocked bar.

The draw? On most nights of the week, you can catch sets by the explosive Pedrito Martínez Group—arguably the city’s hottest (not to mention hardest-working) Cuban-roots ensemble. The PMG has taken residence at Subrosa, thus ending their nine-year residence at Midtown’s Guantanamera, where they rose to prominence and caught the ears of some famous people.

But there’s more: during February, the exposed brick walls of Subrosa will also reflect the beats of all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Colombian neo-roots star Lucía Pulido, Cuban songstress Albita, NYC’s own “psycho mambo” outfit Gato Loco—and much more.

If you thought the Meatpacking District was only for tourists and Carrie Bradshaw wannabes, think again.

And by all means: keep this a secret, okay?

LOGISTICS: Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort St (between 9th and Washington), 212-997-4555, schedule and tickets here