Music is a cornerstone of East is East and Chai Lounge. We are passionate about showcasing our diverse cultural heritage through music and are constantly striving to bring talented artists to our stage. Every night at Chai Lounge is a musical one. The large central stage features a rotating line-up of world class musicians from India, Iran, Romania, Spain, China, Canada and more, playing traditional instruments in rare and unique combinations. We ask that our guests contribute a small patronage fee of $3 per person which goes towards supporting the artists.

Whether you are a music lover, or just a casual listener interested in expanding their musical vocabulary, Chai Lounge is a gateway to an exciting world of sound.

Even the recorded music we play at East is East reflects a nuanced and multi-faceted approach to music. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wondering what is playing and how you can get ahold of it.