Got your dad in town from Michigan? Marshall Stack is the kind of chill bar where he’d (almost) fit in. Even if you don’t have anyone over-50 in tow, it’s a great, casual, unpretentious oasis in an area filled with sceney spots. So if you’re looking for a relatively quiet bar where you can catch up over a few beers on the Lower East Side, this is the place.
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Wu’s Wonton King
Wu’s is a big Chinese restaurant on the LES where you can get a whole roasted suckling pig and sit around a big round table. Plus, it’s BYOB.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
Katz’s Deli isn’t just a Classic NYC Establishment, it’s a landmark that deserves government funding at this point.
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The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit is part cocktail bar, part restaurant, and the best place to drink in FiDi.
If you absolutely want to go drink at a speakeasy, Attaboy (on the Lower East Side) is one of the best options.
Flatiron Hall is a big beer hall where people like to relive the Oktoberfest experience they had during their junior year abroad.
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