So you want to go to a bar that wasn’t made for ants? Shocking. The Late Late is by no means huge, but it’s a nice-sized, two-layer spot that’s one of your best options on the Lower East Side for a group larger than two. Also, there’s a tiny “grocery store” inside stocked with Irish treats. Buzzed shopping is fun shopping.
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Smashed on the LES serves perfectly seasoned smash burgers and has a small patio that’s great for people watching.
Las’ Lap is a cocktail bar on the Lower East Side with tropical decor, good music, and a few tables where you can eat a full dinner.
Public is a hotel on the LES where you can go and pretend you’re in the Meatpacking District. There’s both a nice lobby bar and a busy rooftop there.
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Banzarbar is a small cocktail bar behind an unmarked door on the second floor of Freemans on the LES.
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Fools Gold has a great selection of beer and whiskey, and it’s a good place to start your night on the LES.
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