Funky Lounge

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 the lamest fuckin' thing ever, but I wanted to catch any o...
Plan B

Plan B

If this is Plan B, maybe they should move on to plan C or D or Z. I guess Drinkland was bought by somebody who thought they'd add some fake, plastic trees a...
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Tenement

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 with a crooked st...
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Lotus Lounge

What a serendipitous find this place was! A respite from the scene that dominates the Lower East Side, Lotus Lounge is more like a true coffee house than a ...
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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The Edge

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 give a shit about amb...
Bar Nine

Bar Nine

By Jove I think they've got it. A decent mix of young and old, traditional and trendy, pub and lounge. Bar Nine may not have the swiftest bartenders (one could ...
Botanica

Botanica

Basement bars in the East Village always come with a warning: bring your own respirator. Bring your inhaler. Bring your hazmat suit. In fact, if you are in any ...
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Void

As a cinema studies minor, I took a lot of classes in the visual arts college at my university. All of these classes involved doing nothing more than watchi...
Alphabet Lounge

Alphabet Lounge

What do you get when you mix pretension and utter lameness? Hello Alphabet Lounge. How about a spliff-smoking DJ, an annoying, beat-deaf bongo player and a ...
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 read this nice review here first? We'r...
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Cachette

Don't let the velvet rope fool you, this mellow bar is neither snobby nor exclusive. Also, don't let the name fool you-- it's not pronounced "cashay" or "cash...
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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...
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 bi-level lounge, Solas is a little t...
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Tenth Street Lounge

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 its cinderbloc...
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 beatnik spot w...
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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...