Nice Guy Eddie’s is a divey sports and rock bar in the east Village at 5 Avenue A, right across Houston from the Mercury Lounge.
This review on YELP kinda sums it up:
“Delivers exactly what you ordered: cheap-ish beer, decent-ish wings, fairly empty, music selections that make you perk up to rock about one in five songs, friendly staff, dirty bathrooms.
.....Get what you neeeeed..…”
You can see their mural on street view.
KISS, by the way, dates all the way back to 1971-1972, when Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley abandoned their barband “Wicked Lester” and joined up with drummer Peter Criss, adding lead guitar Ace Frehley in January 1973. They played their first gig later that month in a club in Queens.
Since that time they have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, placed #9 on MTV’s “Greatest Metal Bands” list and were nominated for the R&R Hall of Fame in 2009 but failed to make it in.
I just like the awesome mural on the outside.