Walk into Rue B on any given night, and you’ll find a mix of dates getting a nightcap, and people wearing fedoras getting really into the jazz. With dim red lighting and individual tables along the wall, as well as jazz musicians who play every night - this East Village bar works equally well for both. Arrive early to avoid the $10 cover and take advantage of half-priced beer and wine during Happy Hour (5 to 8pm nightly).
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