Manhattan – East Village
189 E 3rd St between Aves A and B
Manhattan, NY 10009
The eclectic decor mixes PeeWee's Playhouse with East Village art-scene revival, so the '80s never seem too far away here. Tables are palette-shaped, paint is splattered on the floor and the walls are festooned with found objects (à la Basquiat). Starving artists are hard to find in the 'hood these days, but affordable wine and sake and $2 PBRs will draw the thirsty ones. There's a downstairs lounge equipped for DJs and open-mike nights.
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