Party Earth Review Situated on the narrow end of Canal Street not swallowed up by the insanity of Chinatown, Clandestino is a charming neighborhood bar and café that offers a cozy retreat for a creative clientele. Consisting of just one... ... read full review
35 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002
F: East Broadway-Canal Street-Rutgers Street
Sa–Th 7pm–4am, F 6pm–4am
Lower East Side, New York –
Situated on the narrow end of Canal Street not swallowed up by the insanity of Chinatown, Clandestino is a charming neighborhood bar and café that offers a cozy retreat for a creative clientele.
Consisting of just one room, the venue features a simple but intimate décor of warm wood-paneled walls, black-and-white photos, and a long wood bar, all bathed in the golden glow of globe lights suspended from the pressed-tin ceiling.
The welcoming, homey atmosphere draws a loyal following of laid-back artistic professionals, crunchy theater and music students from NYU, and casual young hipsters, who gather at the half-stocked bar or at the counter space along the opposite wall to chat quietly over a pint or two.
A smattering of tables in the back usually host low-key local artists or groups of students who stop in to read or savor one of the artisanal comfort foods, like dry sausage from the bar.
The epitome of mellow, Clandestino lives up to its name – a hush-hush little hideaway for those who prefer good conversation and a soundtrack of great indie, classic rock, or soft jazz to Happy Hour shenanigans.
Young artistic professionals, hipsters, low-key middle-aged professionals, theater and music students, and urban intellectuals, 20s to 40s.
iTunes playlist of oldies, jazz, and low-key indie rock.
Artisanal snacks including dry sausage and pickles.
Snacks $3–$7. Beer $4+, wine $8+, cocktails $6+.
Hipster casual: plaid, corduroy, simple dresses, sweaters, skinny jeans, sneakers, glasses, jackets, shawls.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
Just around the corner on Orchard is Sweet Paradise Lounge (14 Orchard Street), an equally small but slightly darker bar.