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Mother's Ruin

$$$$(212) 219-0942
Hours:THU
11AM-4AM

Mother’s Ruin has everything you need with just one catch: there isn’t a ton of seating. There are some bar seats and a few tables, but those all get taken pretty quickly. If you’re able to grab one, however, you can eat some good bar food and have a nice cocktail. This is a welcoming neighborhood cocktail bar, and you’ll always find a good after-work and late-night crowd (and food) here. Don’t worry, you can always stand.

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