City: New York
Address: 213 Park Ave. S
Closed doors In: 1974
Famous for: Epicenter of '60s culture
Max's Kansas City served as the hot spot amongst a wide range of artists and celebrities in the late '60s: Roy Lichtenstein, Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol could be seen there on any given night. The venue was the cultural locus of the first wave glam rock, with eccentric artists like David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop as regulars and performers. Legendary bands like Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and the Velvet Underground also played some of their first shows there. The original venue closed in 1974 and is now home to a sandwich shop, Bread and Butter. However, its legacy lived on in its relocation to West 23rd St. in 1975, which served as a punk epicenter bands like The Ramones, Television, The Cramps and the Sex Pistols.