Lower East Side

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 fifty-grand from so...
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Max Fish

If there is a place with Mr. Hipster written all over it, it's this serious den of unpretentious pretension. All tatts and indie/punk/out-there music, Max F...
Katz's Deli

Katz’s Deli

This place is an institution. Coincidently, the place is run by a bunch of lunatics. They have this whole weird ticket system they use that acts as your entranc...
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The Slipper Room

Have you ever walked into a party and realized you were in the wrong place? You know, that feeling that everyone knows each other. You know, you're the only one...
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Orchard Bar

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 is going to toss you out on your head...
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Rivertown Lounge

This lounge is a bit of an anomaly. Surrounded by trendy bars packed with models, tiny dives filled with polyester kids (whose idea of a shower is picking t...
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Barramundi

So East Village it hurts. Obviously converted from an old pizza place or fast food Greek restaurant, Barramundi features a mirrored wall of cheesy faux arch...
Welcome to the Johnsons

Welcome to the Johnsons

Decorated to look like a 70's rumpus room, this joint comes off looking more like the Delta Tau Chi house with a bad hangover. Patrons have called it "possibly ...