The longest-running music club on the Lower East Side—the Strokes were discovered here—Arlene’s Grocery looks like a typical neighborhood bodega from the outside (hence the name). Inside, there’s a spacious bar with cozy seating nooks towards the back; and a lower-level club, with a big seatless pit for the audience, sided by a few tables and chairs. Grungy, loud, and dark, it’s the epitome of a rock club, and rock is what you’ll get here, usually five or six acts per night for a flat cover charge (usually $10).