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Zipper Factory

Zipper Tavern

[CLOSED] For some completely unknown reason this place reminds me of an old timey saloon. There is absolutely no reason why that should be, of…

Void

Void

[CLOSED] As a cinema studies minor, I took a lot of classes in the visual arts college at my university. All of these classes involved…

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…

Tenement

Tenement

[CLOSED] The name of this joint certainly doesn’t inspire confidence. It brings about visions of supping at a card table in a dirty, narrow hallway…

Sweet and Vicious

Sweet and Vicious

We’re still not sure what’s going on with the bar naming in NYC. Wouldn’t you be scared to go to this place if you didn’t…

Spring Lounge

Spring Lounge

“Like an episode of Shark Week gone awry.” Fiberglass fish sprout from the walls of what used to be The Shark Bar — and it’s…

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…

The Skinny

The SKINny

I love when bars try to fit in the name of the city they’re in into the name of the joint. Okay, it’s fuckin’ retarded,…

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…

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…

The Room

The Room

[CLOSED] I forgot that I had been to this place years ago. I liked it then, and I like it now. This nice, little cozy…

Rivertown Lounge

Rivertown Lounge

[CLOSED] This lounge is a bit of an anomaly. Surrounded by trendy bars packed with models, tiny dives filled with polyester kids (whose idea of…

Providence

Providence

[CLOSED] Do you think this is what God intended when he had his loyal servants build him a church in Manhattan? You know, pricey drinks…

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…

The Otheroom

The Otheroom

Never before have I ever considered being an extra in an old Fiona Apple video a bad thing, but when I’m trying to order a…

Orchard Bar

Orchard Bar

[CLOSED] is now: 200 Orchard We don’t know what it is, but this is one of those places where you are convinced that the bouncer…

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…

Musical Box

Musical Box

[CLOSED] What sounds like it should be an object sitting on Marcia Brady’s dresser is actually a hip, East Village bar with personality to spare….

Lotus Lounge

Lotus Lounge

[CLOSED] What a serendipitous find this place was! A respite from the scene that dominates the Lower East Side, Lotus Lounge is more like a…

Local 138

Local 138

I was once in a union. It got me an extra twenty-five cents an hour on top of minimum wage and all the soda and…

La Linea

La Linea

D.J.’s spinnin’, people chillin’, red lights, strong drinks and a laid back attitude prevail at this cool East Village joint. It’s kind of a cozy…

Fat Buddha

Fat Buddha

I walked in this joint wondering almost out loud why the hell I was doing it. “Self,” I said, “There are like three zillion cool…

Essex

Essex

The first thing we noticed about Essex is the cool, double-decker space. It looks like one of those loft spaces you dream about stealing for…

The Edge

The Edge

[CLOSED] Darts and beer. It doesn’t get simpler than that. After all, this is a simple place that serves a simple crowd. College students don’t…