14 Orchard St
The Leadbelly has hung its hat on the never-ending list of oyster houses that have sprung up on the LES.
11 Doyers St., New York, NY
A secret Aztec subterranean den that provides a double dose of atmosphere, both bar and restaurant, Pulqueria dishes out authentic Mexican cuisine.
205 E. Houston St., New York, NY
Established in 1888, Katz’s is the real-deal, kosher-style New York delicatessen.
217 E. Houston St., New York, NY
Mercury Lounge has perfected the recipe for booking up-and-coming acts at affordable prices, housing them in an intimate-enough atmosphere and consistently attracting high-energy crowds.
430 Lafayette St., New York, NY
Since 1984, Indochine has been an amalgam of tropical-bordello décor, French-Vietnamese cuisine and a playground for artists and celebrities.
The Fat Radish
17 Orchard St., New York, NY
The cuisine at the Fat Radish is classified by a philosophy: Simple, healthy, delicious dishes created with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
83 East 7th St., New York, NY
An East Village institution since 1993, Tokio 7 is proof that secondhand doesn’t have to mean second-best.
6 Delancey St., New York, New York
With excellent sight lines, out-of-this-world acoustics, and bars on all three levels, it’s no wonder the Bowery Ballroom has held the title of best music club in New York.
Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston St
The Lower East Side’s premier destination for both indie and art house films, drawing film buffs from all over the island.