Party Earth Review Located in an area swimming in fanciful drinking options, 200 Orchard is a chill neighborhood dive that caters to relaxed cocktailers, mellow sports fans, and an unpretentious dance crowd. Weeknights find artsy hipsters... ... read full review
200 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
F: Lower East Side-2nd Avenue / Houston Street
Sa Open one hour prior to Wisconsin football and basketball games
Lower East Side, New York –
Located in an area swimming in fanciful drinking options, 200 Orchard is a chill neighborhood dive that caters to relaxed cocktailers, mellow sports fans, and an unpretentious dance crowd.
Weeknights find artsy hipsters and aging musicians posted up in the barn-like front room, sipping one of the several craft beers on tap and chilling beneath the reclaimed wood ceiling, as groups of friends retreat to benches in a rear nook where books, antique mirrors, and framed photos give the space a classy living room feel.
Lit candles and dramatic low lighting foster a mellow ambiance, as does the conversation-friendly rock playlist, though things pick up – and the hipsters usually leave – when the flat-screens tune in to the game, especially for Badger’s basketball.
A much larger back room draws competitive college kids in to wager beer and shot combos over darts and pool, or just to get a sugar rush from one of the thirteen creative cocktails like the Cotton Candy.
Though the venue does offer bottle service, weekends attract a more free-spirited crowd of dance lovers who care little for the trendy New York club scene and are more into the DJ’s fun mix of Top 40 and 80s hits that starts at 10pm.
A little bit (Wisconsin) country, a little bit rock and roll, 200 Orchard is a perfect place to sip an IPA, watch the NCAA, or dance the night away.
Laid-back mix of local artsy hipsters, older rocker types, chill sports fans on big game days (especially Badgers fans), and happy groups of unpretentious dancing fools on Friday and Saturday nights, mid-20s to late 30s.
DJs Th–Sa spin a mix of Top 40, 80s classics, and other fun dance tunes. Conversation-friendly ambient music in a similar vein other times.
Venue is open to playing patrons’ personal iPod mixes on request.
Flat-screens tuned to sports with a special emphasis on Badgers basketball during the season.
Rock & roll trivia on Tuesdays.
Pool table. Several dart boards. Pair of classic arcade games.
No food, but patrons are welcome to bring their own food in. ATM on site. Happy Hour M–F, Su 5–8pm. Back room available for private party rental.
No cover charge. Beer $5–$7, wine $8–$9, cocktails $12, shots $3–$8, bottle service $250–$350.
Casual to anything goes: iconic t-shirts, button-down collared shirts, blazers, jeans, vintage garb, long skirts, mini-skirts, flats, heels, sneakers.
Any night after work to ease into the evening with craft beers, mellow rock, and friendly conversation, or Friday and Saturday nights for a lively crowd and DJ-driven dancing.
The Sixth Ward (191 Orchard Street) is a big, not terribly authentic Irish pub that features pool, a sizeable outdoor garden, and a menu that includes everything from pizza and burgers to tacos and blackened shrimp.