East Village

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….

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…

Shoolbred's

Shoolbred’s

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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    

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…