The Lower East Side is a popular destination in New York Nightlife. It offers almost countless barhopping options. Below are some spots recommended by our editor.
Some of the decade’s top bands have played at Bowery Ballroom.
6 Delancey Street
Arlene’s Grocery is responsible for a large part of New York Nightlife on the Lower East Side. Featured in films, this bar and karaoke joint always has something going on.
95 Stanton Streeet
This extremely popular bar and dance lounge is located in an old piano store. It started the career of Lady Gaga.
158 Ludlow Street
Next door to Pianos, Cake Shop and its neighbor create an extremely busy corner.
152 Ludlow Street
It is difficult to tell where indie-rock Cake Shop ends and The Living Room begins. The two attract a similar crowd that intermingles.
154 Ludlow Street
This unique Bulgarian Bar and dance club is always fun.
113 Ludlow Street
This upscale mexican restaurant stays open for drinks. It also serves mezcal. It becomes a lounge after hours, in the middle of the action.
86 Orchard Street
2nd floor adds quiet sophistication to Clinton Street. There is a secret entrance inside Barramundi.
67 Clinton Street
This is a dive bar with vinyl cushion covers and Pabst Blue Ribbon. It’s also a hipster hangout.
123 Rivington Street
This French-Vietnamese lounge has amazing happy hour Lychee Martinis.
110 Rivington Street
This former Chinese massage parlor maintains a large following in the Lower East Side.
302 Broome Street
This New York Nightlife joint is modeled after a 20s-era speakeasy. The bar has a hidden-entrance and serves drinks in teacups.
102 Norfolk Street
This kitschy bar serves cheap sangria for happy hour.
67 Clinton Street
Brunch at Essex comes with 3 free drinks! The restaurant also clears out and becomes a lounge later in the evening.
120 Essex Street
Fontana’s is a space for special events and rock performances south of Delancey.
105 Eldridge Street
This multi-level space offers a basement for dancing and a very pretty roof for eating and drinking.
92 Ludlow Street
This Irish style dive bar is right where you would never suspect.
132 Ludlow Street