151 Rivington St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.719193 -73.985529
Neighborhoods: Lower East Side, Downtown
An unmarked, shadowy downward stairway known only to local partiers and rock fans. – A small dark room of bead curtains and velvet cushions resembles a scene right out of a 1970s basement apartment. Hazy candlelight reflects against brown and gold wallpaper and wall mirrors, setting the mood for groups squeezing onto couches in the rear as well as duos canoodling at tables. Bartenders supply the booze--during happy hour and well into the witching hours--as well as the beats, bringing their turntablist friends to spin nighttime rock sets that get the crowd going.
Ghosts? – Apparently (if you listen to the bartender) there's a ghost sporting blue overalls who hangs out in this dimly lit, underground bar. When I went there, I was sitting by these 3 tables that each had a lit candle in a glass on them, and one by one they all went out, starting from the one closest to the wall to the one closest to me. Pretty freaky. If you're feeling brave though, this place does have a decent buy-1-get-1 (or buy-2-get-1 if you don't make good with the bartender on the get-go) happy hour. Watch out for their regular Guns & Roses bashes, and of course, for any weirdo in blue overalls.
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