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BARS + NIGHTLIFE RESULTS

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The Box

189 Chrystie St between Stanton & Rivington Sts
917-280-5977 (Reservations); 212-982-9301 (Office)

A defunct twenties sign factory was transformed into an ‘intimate Hammerstein Ballroom’, thanks to Serge Becker (La Esquina, 205) joining forces with theater folk Richard Kimmel, Randy Weiner,... Read More

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Attaboy

134 Eldridge Broome St
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The very small speakeasy with a frequently locked door is helmed by mixologists from Milk & Honey, which was originally housed in the same space. If at first you dont succeed with the difficult... Read More

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Apotheke

9 Doyers St., New York, NY (Bowery & Pell Sts.)
212.406.0400
www.apothekebar.com

Dear pharmaceutical industry, we’ll be at Apotheke.  Located on a hidden street in Chinatown, this former opium den was transformed into a specialty cocktail bar, tipping its hat to the absinthe... Read More

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Death & Co.

433 East 6th St. New York, NY (First Ave & Avenue A)
212.388.0882
www.deathandcompany.com

In 1919 the Volstead Act brought a swift end to American nightlife. Named for the Prohibition-era belief that to drink is to live a life shadowed by death, Death & Company exudes an ambience that... Read More

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Decibel

240 East 9th St., New York, NY (Second & Third Ave)
212.979.2733
www.sakebardecibel.com

By far the best sake bar in the city, Decibel’s small basement location is designed with dark wood, red paper lanterns, and graffiti-covered walls. Combined with a buzzer at the outdoor entrance,... Read More

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Lit Lounge

93 Second Ave (East 5th & East 6th St)
212.777.7987
www.litloungenyc.com

Dirty.
 Dark.
 Divey.
 Awesome. With an upstairs bar, a downstairs cavern, and in-house art gallery Fuse, this East Village nightspot is a never-ending come-as-you-are dance party filled with... Read More

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PDT

113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY (First Ave & Avenue A)
212.614.0386
www.pdtnyc.com

Three years after opening, PDT (stands for “Please Don’t Tell”) isn’t much of a secret anymore, but the cocktail lounge still draws a crowd with its Prohibition-era intrigue... Read More