Party Earth Review Although some might consider this tiny neighborhood bar to be the less flashy sister of fellow Niagara Group venue The Cabin Down Below, Lovers of Today is actually a lively little cocktail den serving up delectably inventive... ... read full review
132 ½ East 7th Street
Manhattan, NY 10009
6: Astor Place-4th Avenue
East Village, New York –
Although some might consider this tiny neighborhood bar to be the less flashy sister of fellow Niagara Group venue The Cabin Down Below, Lovers of Today is actually a lively little cocktail den serving up delectably inventive concoctions and an assorted mix-tape of tunes to an edgy, creative clientele.
Housed in a converted basement and reminiscent of 1960s New York nightspots, this charming one-room bar contains only four tables and features a minimal décor of studded leather banquettes and iron wall sconces that cast an intimate glow over the crowd.
A mirror looming above the bar creates an illusion of space and reflects the gritty East Village locals, rockers, artists, designers, film people, and other eclectic types clamoring for the specialty cocktails whipped up by an expert mixologist.
Generally overcrowded on the weekends, Lovers of Today is at its best earlier in the week when a chatty crowd shows up to enjoy good music, a mellow atmosphere, and affordable drinks that go down as smoothly as the hours pass.
Rockers, stylish downtown creatives, and folks from the television, music, and fashion industries, 20s to 30s.
Bartender plays his own iPod playlist, usually classic rock, new wave, and punk.
Beer $6+, wine 7+, cocktails $12+, shots $7+.
Edgy rocker wear, leather jackets, beat-up t-shirts, Urban Outfitters.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the friendliest crowd and the most relaxed mood, which makes it easier to appreciate the artisanal drinks. Fridays and Saturdays for an incredibly packed scene.
Bua (122-126 Saint Mark’s Place) is a larger space with a similar crowd, a low-key vibe, and great cocktails.