City: New York
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 315 Bowery St.
Closed doors in: Oct. 15, 2006
Famous for: New York's most famous punk club
Known as Country, BlueGrass, and Blues, CBGB became home to the punk and new wave movement and cemented itself as one of the most iconic venues in America. It became the hot spot in New York, becoming the home to a plethora of bands including Television, the Ramones, the Police, the Cramps, the B-52's, Blondie, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Talking Heads, Misfits, and the Ramones. Though the venue flourished throughout the '80s and '90s, it closed in 2008 with a final concert from punk star Patti Smith and appearances from Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea and Television "Richard Lloyd. Thankfully, the venue's legacy lives on in the lyrics of Talking Heads, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and in a number of films including Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Summer of Sam.