Neighborhood Bar

Wicked Wolf

[CLOSED] One patron says, “It looks as though the owner’s basement barfed on the walls.” Everything from old banners to a Lil’ Penny doll adorn…

Sweet Paradise Lounge

[CLOSED] It’s kind of like going to drink in Harry Potter’s storage closet under the stairs. Yeah, that’s an accurate description. Now, never having read…

Ryan’s Daughter

Ryan’s Daughter

Hmmm, boring. Once a yuppie mecca, this place actually had the nerve to demand patrons produce I.D. proving they were over 24! On top of…

Richter’s Bar

Richter’s Bar

[CLOSED] Never the first place you’d head at the beginning of the night, Richter’s makes for a lot of fun at 4 AM when other,…

Reif's Tavern

Reif’s Tavern

Ah, so this is where all the depressed, 60-year old divorcés hang out. Nothing says fun like four old dudes in Irish snap-brim caps holding…

Pedro’s

[CLOSED] Became: Judge Crater’s   is now: Biddy’s Pub Critics describe it as a “hot smoky box not unlike being trapped on the surface of a…

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…

Judge Crater’s

Judge Crater’s

[CLOSED] is now: Biddy’s Pub Holy crap, it’s The Gaf! Who knew that under all the moldy pennants, stuffed donkeys, bowling trophies and 34 inches…

Gaf Bar

Gaf Bar

[CLOSED] There really are a lot of bars in this city that deserve the moniker “world’s biggest hole in the wall.” None is more deserving…

The Gaf

The Gaf

Yes, The Gaf is a different joint than Gaf Bar–but barely. The only real difference is about 35 streets, six avenues and a little lower…

Dive 75

Dive 75

To call this place a dive is doing it a real disservice. It’s more like a comfortable studio apartment, really. Complete with board games, including…

Broome Street Bar

Broome Street Bar

In the land of the lounge, the Broome Street Bar is a nice respite. There’s no velvet rope, and most of the clientele look well-fed….

Bouche Bar

Bouche Bar

[CLOSED] If you’ve ever had the fantasy of going to a bar with absolutely no attitude, no pressure and about 20 square feet of real…

Biddy's Pub

Biddy’s Pub

The name makes it sound like there are a bunch of blue-haired yentas hanging out in this joint. Apparently my Irish vernacular isn’t so good,…

Bailey’s Corner

Bailey’s Corner

What is essentially a neighborhood dive (if there is such a thing on the UES), this smoky, old-school bar attracts a bizarre mixture of budding…