Drinking on the Lower East Side, New York, NY

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Mehanata Bulgarian Bar - Bar | Club | Drinking Activity in New York.

Party Earth Review Outsiders may wonder why so many young New Yorkers happily pay a $10 cover charge just to get into the somewhat seedy Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, but those in on the secret know that once inside, they’ll find a no-holds-barred pleasure palace where almost anything goes. Patrons who dare step into the dark dance den with its ... more


113 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002

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Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten - Bar | Beer Garden | German Restaurant in New York.

Party Earth Review Named after a mythical siren of the Rhine River, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten lures a clientele of beer lovers both day and night. The rustic brick and wood front room sports pine tables and a long black bar, where financial types and young professionals mingle with hip downtown artists over savory German food and massive ... more


7 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002

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Rockwood Music Hall - Bar | Live Music Venue in Lower East Side, NYC

New Yorkers overtaken by a powerful thirst know that the Lower East Side drinking scene is hard to beat. Choked with bars of every shape, size, and style, this neighborhood is a thrill ride of cheap shots and sumptuous suds that will make boozers' heads spin.

No matter what the poison is, drinking on the Lower East Side is an exciting experience. For the more distinguished palate, places like the Whiskey Ward and the 2nd Floor on Clinton provide discerning liquor-lovers with specialty drinks and rare quaffs in their overdone interiors. Meanwhile, the neighborhood’s countless dives, including The Coal Yard, Welcome To The Johnsons, and Idle Hands, will attack customers' livers without destroying their finances.

One thing to note: the crowds. On the weekends especially, the Lower East Side is a madhouse filled with wasted rockers and huge groups of overdressed party girls, all of whom want to get their drink on. While this can make an evening exciting and fast-paced, it can also result in boozy mishaps that one might regret later. Plan a Lower East Side drinking night in advance.

But whether it’s for a night on the town or just tanking up in a low-key environment, drinking on the Lower East Side is a hilarious time and a constant reminder of the invaluable idiom, "if you’re not wasted, the day is."

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