Lower East Side

Lower East Side

East to West: FDR;  Attorney;  Clinton;  Suffolk;  Norfolk;  Essex;  Ludlow;  Orchard;  Allen;  Eldridge;  Forsyth;  Chrystie;  Bowery;

North-South:  Houston;  Stanton;  Rivington;  Delancey;  Broome;  Grand;

Loreley: German Beer Garden. 7 Rivington @ Bowery; Huge Steins. Great German food. Classic Bavarian bar. Beer selection highly traditional. Two levels; Private Parties; Munich feel- drink from a liter stein. Try the schnitzels, pretzels; Beer garden outside in back in summer. Opens daily at noon. HH M-F, from open until 4-10pm depending on day.  www.loreleynyc.com/;

Jadis: Wine Bar. 42 Rivington @ Eldridge; Classy French wine bar; Opens at 5pm;  Cozy scene; Ideal for pre-dinner glass of vino;  Happy Hour daily 5-7pm;  Wine is $9-$14 by glass;  Carafes available;  Small menu of small bites;  Draft beers are $6-$8  http://jadisnyc.com/home

Bowery Ballroom: Live Music Venue. 6 Delancey St @ Bowery; Live music- style: Rock, Indie, Alternative mostly;  Big, cheap, 3 bar set-up; Cover charge usually for great bands.  Easily the best ‘smaller’ live music venue in the city.  Incredible acoustics. Very popular and deservingly so. 6pm-2am daily.  www.boweryballroom.com/;

Marshall Stack: Bar/Pub. 66 Rivington @ Allen; Unpretentious rock bar with a jukebox that gets endless plays; Serves beer and wine only- but great selection of both; Daily happy hour;  Beers $6-$9.  Wine $7-$9.  Really friendly bartenders that try hard;  Cool laid back scene; Great for conversations and to chill. Cash only. Opens 1pm weekends, 4pm weekdays.  http://marshallstacknyc.com/

Antler Beer & Wine: Wine Bar/ Craft Beer. 123 Allen @ Delancey;  Wildly popular and cool scene; Daily Happy Hour until 8pm; Opens 5pm daily; Small plates;  Casual scene – ideal place to chill;  Have old school games.  Beer/wine $7-$8 on average.  Not a fancy place. Opens 5pm. Very well reviewed. www.antlerdispensary.com/

La Caverna: Tapas/ Lounge. 122-124 Rivington @ Bowery; Very cool interior- like a cave; Italian small plates for food;  Sexy Date spot or meet singles; Downstairs is a huge man-made cave with couches –dark décor- absolutely cool. Cocktails $10, Wine $7; Opens 5pm; Dancing at night. HH has $4-$6 drink specials.   www.lacavernanyc.com/;

The Roof at Public House: Rooftop Bar. 215 Chrystie St @ Stanton;  Opens daily 5pm;  Amazing NY skyline views. Comfortable sofas and lounge chairs. Large, beautiful and amazing. Bring a date here or come to relax. 360 degree views. Late night hotspot.    https://www.publichotels.com/eat-and-drink/the-roof

Fools Gold: American Bar. 145 E Houston @ Eldridge;  Opens 11am daily;  Cavern like feel;  Crafts beers on tap; Huge selection. Get a beer flight. Brunch served daily;  Lots of trivia/bingo nights. HH is M-F, 11am-6pm with $5 beer/wine.  Just a great option with spicy wings too. http://www.foolsgoldnyc.com/

Ten Bells: Wine Bar. 247 Broome @ Ludlow; Absolute gem; Organic wines;  Named after London pub frequented by Jack the Ripper; Incredibly good nibbles;  Wine list is excellent and reasonably priced; Impress a date – classy scene – but nothing fancy; Can get crowded weekend nights. Oyster HH daily opening (3/5pm until 7pm with $15 carafe of wine. http://www.tenbellsnyc.com/

Make Believe: Hotel Bar. Sixty Hotel; 190 Allen @ Stanton; 7th Floor; Retractable rooftop; Overpriced drinks; Attractive hipsters and guests of the hotel mingle and enjoy the incredible views; Gorgeous bar and perfect for 1-2 before a nice evening out; Opens 2pm on weekends.  https://www.sixtyhotels.com/destinations/new-york-city/sixty-les/eat-and-drink

Mr. Purple: Rooftop Bar. 180 Orchard @ Houston-Stanton.  Hotel Indigo – 15th Floor;  Opens 4pm weekdays and 11am weekends; Gorgeous outdoor views; Major hip scene at night; Raclette Fondue;  One of the better rooftops. Cocktails $17.  From the Gerber Group. https://www.mrpurplenyc.com/

Lucky Jack’s: Irish Pub. 129 Orchard @ Rivington-Delancey; Two level pub; 60 foot long bar; TVs to watch any game; Cool looking pool table;  Huge bottled beer selection; Has maintained its original vibe – no pretension, just drinkers and friendly bartenders. Spacious place – seating!  https://www.luckyjacksnyc.com/

Pianos: Bar/ Live Music. 158 Ludlow @ Stanton- Riverton; Two levels; Upstairs gets packed with sexy singles w/ a 20s-early 30s crowd; Drink specials early; Great music- live and DJs. Happy Hr is daily 2-7pm, $5 beers, well and wine. Has DJs and live music on weekends. https://www.pianosnyc.com/

Local 138: Dive Bar. 138 Ludlow @ Rivington-Stanton;  Dive, grungy bar with ultra cheap shots, PBR and beers; Actually an Irish pub with friendly bartenders; Happy hour goes on from early until 9pm; Strong draft beer selection. Opens 2pm daily. Bathrooms are a mess – graffiti to entertain.  https://www.yelp.com/biz/local-138-new-york

Mehanata: Bulgarian Bar. 113 Ludlow @ Delancey-Rivington; The Bulgarian bar where vodka and Bulgarian beers pour freely;  Come early for traditional food; Balkans and tourist dancing to Euro-rave like music; Projecting videos playing; Actually a fun time here. Try the ice cage- you wear a Soviet uniform and for $20 you get 5 shots. Open Thurs-Sat at 8pm.  https://mehanatanyc.com/

Bar Goto: Cocktail Bar. 245 Eldridge @ Houston; Japanese inspired cocktails.  Unreal reviews. Top notch service.  picy Miso Chicken wings. High end Japanese cocktails and comfort food. Opens 5pm Tues-Sun. Sake is king here. Cocktails $16. Wine $13, Beer $8. Beautiful décor. Nibbles available. Small place. https://www.bargoto.com/

Donnybrook: Irish Pub. 35 Clinton @ Stanton; Opens noon daily. Marble-topped bar. Staff is super friendly. Very comfortable setting.  Brunch served with up to 3 drinks – smoked salmon platter.  HH is M-F from noon -8pm.   https://www.donnybrooknyc.com/

Attaboy: Cocktail Bar. 134 Eldridge @ Broome-Delancey; Speakeasy vibe.  Cocktails are amazing. Has Nashville location. Opens daily at 6pm. No menus…. The bartender/waiter helps you figure out your drink. Entrance is a non-descript door with “AB” on it.  Go early to get in. Drinks are $19 plus tip.  http://attaboy.us/nyc/

Whiskey Ward: Dive Bar/ Saloon. 121 Essex @ Delancey; Inexpensive. Good crowd- extremely laid back; Great Juke. Bartenders are friendly; Dive classic that must be checked out. Incredible Whiskey and Beer list; Cool website. Shoot some pool. Opens daily 5pm weekdays, 3pm Saturday.  Bloodies are $5 on weekends. HH is 5-8pm weekdays, 3pm on Saturday and 4pm Sunday with $5 well and drafts.  https://thewhiskeyward.com/

Verlaine: Lounge 110 Rivington @ Essex-Ludlow; Upscale lounge/ wine & martini bar; Best time to go is happy hour- 5-10pm daily for ½ priced well drinks, wine, sangria and lychee martinis ($7); All drinks are outstanding; Chill late 20s to 30s scene. Date-ideal. Excellent tapas menu here as well. Very cool place to pre-game. https://www.verlainenyc.com/

Welcome to the Johnsons: Dive Bar. 123 Rivington @ Essex-Norfolk; Beyond dirt cheap drinks; Happy hour 3-9pm when Bud $3, Margaritas $3; and PBR plus shot $6.  Like a 1970s vintage living room.  Rec room set-up. Retro feel; $2 PBR all day. Great jukebox. Bathroom worse than electric chair.   https://www.yelp.com/biz/welcome-to-the-johnsons-new-york

The Delancey: Rock Club. 168 Delancey @ Clinton; 3 levels; Awesome lounge; Hipsters; Rooftop bar is awesome. No velvet rope pretense – just a large, fun club; Singles scene when you can hear; Outdoor area; Private Parties. Has a rooftop deck. Like 3 different bars in one place.  Opens 5pm.  Brooklyn crowd here. Bottle service – Tito’s for $225. HH is Sun-Thurs 5-7pm, $2 off drinks. Gee thanks… http://thedelancey.com/#home1

The Skinny: American Bar. 174 Orchard @ Stanton;  Opens noon Fri-Sun, 4pm otherwise.  Seasonal food menu; Great bartenders; Great for a private event; HH is noon-8pm M-F with daily specials – very good deals.  Weekend Brunch: $12 bottles of champagne; $15 pitchers of Bloodies/ Mimosas;  25 cent wings.  https://www.theskinny-nyc.com/

Nightcap: Cocktail Bar. 151 Rivington @ Suffolk;  Opens daily 6pm;  In the garden of a building; Great date spot;   Love the bar area;  Cocktails $16-$18 – fun creations;  Beer is cheap at $6, wine at $12. There is a fun vibe here – makes it worthwhile. Comfortable. http://www.nitecapnyc.com/

Old Man Hustle: Dive Comedy Bar.   Opens daily 4pm, 2pm on weekends; Shows are at 8, 10pm weekdays. Weekends it’s 3, 5:30, 8 & 10. Small, intimate setting, no cover.  Beer is $6, wine $8.  HH is M-Sat open til 7pm with $1 shots with a beer and $5 well.   http://www.oldmanhustle.com/home

Garfunkel’s: Speakeasy/ Cocktails.  67 Clinton @ Rivington; Opens daily at 6pm;  You walk through a burger spot on ground floor until you hit a bank vault door – ring bell – and you are taken upstairs to an oasis of quality cocktails.  As cool an interior to a bar I’ve seen. Comfortable places to sit.  Cocktails are $16 – lots to pick from. http://www.garfunkelsnyc.com/