Party Earth Review A staple of the Lower East Side’s energetic nightlife, Spitzer’s Corner consistently has patrons swinging through its doors for a taste of one of eighty-plus craft beers or a bite of delectable pub grub like bowls of pickles... ... read full review
101 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
F: Delancey Street; J, M, Z: Essex Street
M–Th noon–2am, F noon–4am, Sa 10am–4am, Su 10am–2am
Lower East Side, New York –
A staple of the Lower East Side’s energetic nightlife, Spitzer’s Corner consistently has patrons swinging through its doors for a taste of one of eighty-plus craft beers or a bite of delectable pub grub like bowls of pickles and pork belly sandwiches.
Big glass windows allow beer-dehydrated passersby to peer into what looks like a modern-day log cabin, where dark wood-plank walls and expansive communal seating foster a downright homey vibe.
Singles mingle and grungy hipsters grub at rustic picnic tables with pints of Kelso Brown and steaming pots of meatballs, both of which keep mouths full – though never enough to prevent loud conversation from echoing off the industrial hanging lights.
The drinks list is friendly to hops novices, with detailed flavor descriptions to help lead the way, while a handful of wines satiate those few looking to complement their lamb burgers and pan-seared scallops with grapes instead of grog.
As beer-chaser eyes widen and hearts palpitate over the drafts being poured behind the metal-washed wraparound bar, preppy young urbanites and smaller groups hunt for a seat in the more spacious back room, which allows for less crowded dining at four-person tables.
While the décor may be a page out of a woodsman’s dream home, Spitzer’s Corner is a classic LES hotspot for a mix of animated city folk with demanding tastes for both what’s in their glass and what’s on their plates.
Down-to-earth locals, gal-pals catching up for drinks, after-work young professionals, beer snobs, and festive bar crawlers, mid-20s to late 30s, but trends young on the weekends.
Mostly rock and indie music fills the whole bar, though conversation is usually louder than the tunes.
Upscale pub grub like pork belly sandwiches, truffle mac & cheese, grilled chicken, lamb burgers, and traditional brunch items like pancakes and French toast.
Kitchen open until midnight daily.
Brunch Sa–Su 10am–4:30pm.
Happy Hour M–F 12–7pm.
Reservations available for groups of ten or more.
Bar bites $4–$15, salads $11–$14, sandwiches $10–$13, entrées $10–$18. Beer $6–$10, wine $8–$11/glass or $28–$38/bottle.
Casual to funky: cool jeans, retro t-shirts, fitted blazers, sneakers, little dresses, colorful skirts, accessories to match.
Friday and Saturday nights for a guaranteed packed house, early in the week to chill with some friends over a never-before-tasted beer, or weekends for brunch.
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