East Village

Momofuku Ssam Bar

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

I’m still not sure I know what a ssäm is, but I assume it’s some Asian (possibly Korean) wrap type thing that involves meat, rice…

The Thirsty Scholar

The Thirsty Scholar

Maybe it’s not the most popular joint. Maybe it’s not the hippest joint. Maybe its name inspires more yawns than anything else, but this pub…

Tenth Street Lounge

Tenth Street Lounge

[CLOSED] Despite this lounge’s velvet rope, $10 cover after 10:30PM and $6 bottled beers, it doesn’t draw the kind of clientele you would expect. With…

Telephone Bar and Grill

Telephone Bar and Grill

[CLOSED] Theme restaurants are weird. You got your WWF joint and your ESPN Zone, which are just flat out tourist traps based on successful businesses. You…

Swift Hibernian Lounge

Swift Hibernian Lounge

I’m woefully deficient in my knowledge of seventeenth century Irish authors. I think Jonathan Swift wrote some television miniseries starring Ted Danson as some giant…

St. Mark’s Ale House

St. Mark’s Ale House

[CLOSED] We’re not sure there was a huge outcry for a brightly-lit sports bar in this neighborhood, but we’ll have to take their word for…

St. Dymphna's

St. Dymphna’s

Irish food gets a bad rap. Okay, so some of it is kinda watery and boiled, but for the most part, it’s hearty and stick-to-your-ribs…

Solas

Solas

There are certain bars out there that are only fun when you’re the one who brings the crowd. Solas is that kind of place. A…

Sin Sin

Sin Sin

[CLOSED] I gotta say; I really don’t understand dj culture. “Spinning,” as they call it seems to me to just be some guys bringing their…

Shoolbred's

Shoolbred’s

[CLOSED] I kept thinking this joint was called “Schoolbreds.” Which made me think of those Little School Boy cookies. Or those shortbread things, um, Lorna…

San Loco – Avenue A

San Loco – Avenue A

[CLOSED] Sometimes food ain’t pretty. Sometimes it isn’t presented on a white plate with swirled decorations and garnishes. Sometimes everything is sort of beige, brown…

Route 85a Bar

Route 85a Bar

[CLOSED] There ain’t no party like an East Village basement party cuz the East Village basement party don’t stop! Actually, you usually need people around…

Resto Leon

Resto Leon

[CLOSED] Apparently this is a French restaurant. We stumbled in for drinks, and were treated to a small, brick space with friendly staff and an…

Plan B

Plan B

[CLOSED] If this is Plan B, maybe they should move on to plan C or D or Z. I guess Drinkland was bought by somebody…

Pisces

Pisces

[CLOSED] We’ve come to the conclusion that the only people who don’t like fish are hyperactive five-year-olds whose basic diet consists of fruit roll-ups and…

Orson’s

[CLOSED] Don’t go there. It’s closed. And that ain’t no fun for anybody. [MF] 175 2nd Ave. 212/475-1530    

The No Malice Palace

The No Malice Palace

The No Malice Palace is one of those desperate contradictions that just begs to be exploited–exploited by a punk like Mr. Hipster who has nothing…

Nightingale Bar

Nightingale Bar

[CLOSED] Addendum [cuz things change] This place is still apparently called Nightingale, but is now a snoozy lounge, and not the dive it once was……