Manhattan – East Village
197 Second Ave between 12th and 13th Sts
Manhattan, NY 10003
This East Village bar owes its atmosphere to co-owner and Tony--award-winning set designer William Ivey Long, who filled the cozy pub with stained-glass flourishes, an abundance of orchids, cherrywood-paneled walls and Louise Bourgeois lithographs. Despite frat bait like well-priced beer (the house ale goes for just $5 a pint), there's little spillover from the area's college-friendly bars. Instead you'll find low-key tipplers conversing over fresh-squeezed screwdrivers and greyhounds, made to order with an old-fashioned citrus press on the bar.
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