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The Dutch

The Dutch

The Dutch is a joint that doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. How’s that for a non-committal, god-awful intro to a…

The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour

It’s not enough that I walk into work every day and feel goddamn ancient. Then I have to go to an early bird dinner for…

Temple Bar

Temple Bar

I’ve walked by this place for years wondering what the hell went on inside. I worked down the street on Prince and Lafayette for a…

Stone Rose Lounge

[CLOSED] I’m not usually a huge fan of Rande Gerber bars. I mean Whiskey Blue, the only other of his bars I’ve actually been to,…

The Rusty Knot

The Rusty Knot

My buddy suggested we go to the Rusty Knot, a bar in the West Village called “The Rusty Knot!” Wait, that’s not a euphemism for…

Prohibition

Prohibition

It is rare for Mr. Hipster to review a place in which he has never been (there’s a first for everything.) In this case, though,…

Pravda

Pravda

[CLOSED] Although this bar is harder to find than a scud bunker in Kazakhstan, it’s definitely worth the search to enjoy at least one drink…

MercBar

MercBar

[CLOSED] It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised. We’re not usually big on the SoHo lounge scene. Maybe it’s because we still think short-sleeve polyester…

Kion Dining Lounge

Kión Dining Lounge

[CLOSED] No, but seriously, what the fuck is going on here? A small group of us stopped in here towards the end of the night…

Gin Lane

Gin Lane

[CLOSED] Never in the history of bardom has a space morphed so dramatically. Walking to dinner in the Meatpacking District one night, we passed a…

First

First

[CLOSED] Sticking to the old East Village adage that naming your place after the street on which it’s located or the address where it resides…

Fashion Forty

Fashion Forty

[CLOSED] It sounds like the name of some bad 80s movie. Oh, I’m totally projecting and thinking of that late-night, cable stinker, Star 80. Sometimes…

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Here, once again, is a restaurant at which I didn’t eat a thing. I just kind of sat back with a beer and soaked in…

Askew

Askew

This place is more confused than Jamie Lee Curtis’ first gynecologist. Is it a restaurant or a bar? Is it hip, or is it a…