So you want to go to a bar that wasn’t made for ants? Shocking. The Late Late is by no means huge, but it’s a nice-sized, two-layer spot that’s one of your best options on the Lower East Side for a group larger than two. Also, there’s a tiny “grocery store” inside stocked with Irish treats. Buzzed shopping is fun shopping.
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If you absolutely want to go drink at a speakeasy, Attaboy (on the Lower East Side) is one of the best options.
Tang Hotpot is a big place on Bowery where you and your friends can have a good time dipping high quality meats into a bubbling pot of broth.
You’re probably going to have a conversation about Essex at some point. Make that conversation about their bottomless brunch.
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Banzarbar is a small cocktail bar behind an unmarked door on the second floor of Freemans on the LES.
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Fools Gold has a great selection of beer and whiskey, and it’s a good place to start your night on the LES.
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