“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” goes to great lengths to re-create old New York, changing traffic patterns and turning an East Village tattoo parlor into the club known as the Gaslight Cafe for example. But in several cases, the show gets lucky and finds classic New York joints that have been there since … well, forever.
Albanese Meats and Poultry
238 Elizabeth St.
In Season 1, this longtime New York butcher shop was used as Lutzi’s, Midge Maisel’s local butcher. Says production designer Bill Groom, “We did mostly signage. We moved the counters around a little bit, did some painting inside as well. We did all the product signs in the window through film research.”
Old Town Bar
45 E. 18th St.
Joel Maisel and his friend Archie (Joel Johnstone) meet at this famous Union Square watering hole, which opened in 1892, to talk about life. It’s Joel’s favorite bar, and he’s got some good company here: Other productions have also filmed at Old Town Bar, including “Sex and the City,” the film “The Last Days of Disco” and Madonna’s 1993 video for “Bad Girl.”
The Music Inn
169 W. Fourth St.
This classic record store, which opened in 1958, has been a consistent backdrop for the series. Comedy albums of the period are for sale here, and there was one memorable scene where Midge’s manager, Susie, hears a record of her client doing stand-up at The Gaslight.
The Dublin House
225 W. 79th St.
The circa-1920s Upper West Side taproom, with its distinctive green neon sign of an Irish harp outside, was the backdrop for a Season 2 scene where Midge Maisel and her mentor, Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby), could commiserate about the obstacles they face as stand-up comics in the conservative 1950s.