Max’s Kansas City, The Legend in Our Time


Max’s Kansas City

Max’s was located in NYC on 213 Park Avenue South. It opened in December 1965 by Mickey Ruskin. It was a popular hangout place for artist in NYC Andy Warhol was a local who was said to dominate the backroom with his entourage.

Max’s was the home of glam rock which included outrageous acts such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, the New York Dolls,  and Wayne County and the Electric Chairs.

Wayne County

One of the great treats of going to Max’s was their drink menu, a special selection of cocktails named after different local bands.


Unfortunately the venues in NYC have ben dying out one by one, beginning with Max’s in 1981 later CBGB’s in 2006 and finally the Continental located on St. Marks Place which is still open but without live music, they do however have a regular deal of 5 shots for $10.

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