Tribe

★★★★☆

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My bf and I went in late last august, after 2:30 am and it seemed pretty dead. The bartender was chill, and the dj was spinning some great music. I loved the vibe here. Check it out.

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★★★★☆

My bf and I went in late last august, after 2:30 am and it seemed pretty dead. The bartender was chill, and the dj was spinning some great music. I loved the vibe here. Check it out.

Pros: Inexpensive, great music, cute area

Cons: Empty, nobody really there.

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Never had a bad experience, although I've never gone on a Friday or Saturday night so I don't know what the crowd is like at those time. After work and week nights are great in there. The bartenders are awesome people, the drinks are perfect, and there's always good music.

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★★★★★

Never had a bad experience, although I've never gone on a Friday or Saturday night so I don't know what the crowd is like at those time. After work and week nights are great in there. The bartenders are awesome people, the drinks are perfect, and there's always good music.

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This past Saturday night was quite a party for my friend at Tribe. The scene here is very fun but the crowd there could make anyone feel a bit overwhelmed. For his birthday, my friend called ahead and reserved the "back area," which is a U-shaped banquette large enough to sit about 8 comfortably. No problems whatsoever at the door. I'll be coming back here, but I might not stay for the midnight rush... I'd try heading to Tribe early and leaving before the crowds engulf you, or coming later in the night if you can even fit inside. The DJ spun great music all night long and kept everyone on our toes by changing songs every 1-2 minutes, and mixing some great tracks together for a unique experience. I just wish Tribe were a little bigger so we would have been able to dance the night away... with such a great DJ, it was a shame we could barely move around, and getting a drink proved difficult. Drinks were strong though and the party raged on despite the "nuts to butts" atmosphere. My favorite thing about Tribe was that despite the mass of claustrophobia-inducing booty-shaking 20-somethings, I found a veritable jackpot of cute girls throughout the bar. Like I said, I'll be back -- but when the pack moves in, I'll be moving out.

2
★★★★☆

This past Saturday night was quite a party for my friend at Tribe. The scene here is very fun but the crowd there could make anyone feel a bit overwhelmed. For his birthday, my friend called ahead and reserved the "back area," which is a U-shaped banquette large enough to sit about 8 comfortably. No problems whatsoever at the door. I'll be coming back here, but I might not stay for the midnight rush... I'd try heading to Tribe early and leaving before the crowds engulf you, or coming later in the night if you can even fit inside. The DJ spun great music all night long and kept everyone on our toes by changing songs every 1-2 minutes, and mixing some great tracks together for a unique experience. I just wish Tribe were a little bigger so we would have been able to dance the night away... with such a great DJ, it was a shame we could barely move around, and getting a drink proved difficult. Drinks were strong though and the party raged on despite the "nuts to butts" atmosphere. My favorite thing about Tribe was that despite the mass of claustrophobia-inducing booty-shaking 20-somethings, I found a veritable jackpot of cute girls throughout the bar. Like I said, I'll be back -- but when the pack moves in, I'll be moving out.

Pros: Fantastic DJ, Tons of Good-Looking Girls, Great Ambience, No Issues at the Door

Cons: PACKED!

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Very Good staff... I went to this place on a monday, and a staff member named Mark was sooo cool. We had a great conversation. The environment was very nice and calm..though that was expected for a monday night. Unfortunately the DJ called out that night..but at least there was still nice music being played. It was a pleasure to be in this place...I am looking forward to exploring this bar/lounge on a sat. night in which i hear is more social, crowded, and upt to beat with a fantastic DJ.. I highly recommend this place to those who very much favor social environments. :)

2
★★★★★

Very Good staff... I went to this place on a monday, and a staff member named Mark was sooo cool. We had a great conversation. The environment was very nice and calm..though that was expected for a monday night. Unfortunately the DJ called out that night..but at least there was still nice music being played. It was a pleasure to be in this place...I am looking forward to exploring this bar/lounge on a sat. night in which i hear is more social, crowded, and upt to beat with a fantastic DJ.. I highly recommend this place to those who very much favor social environments. :)

Pros: The bartender, nice crowd, nice music

Cons: none

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I have been going to tribe for quite some time. Whether it be on the weekends, or week days. I tend to stay away on the weekends, for it is quite busy. I sometimes sneak in to hear a little bit of Baby Blue's set, or Sugarhiccup, or just to get a smile from Little Jo. During the week it is a little strange, for I get a couple bartenders mixed up. There are two bald guys that look similar but are very different. On one night there was a really fun, kind of nerdy crowd. On the other night, there was a full bar of girls gleaming at the bartender. Each night was fun. There is a really cute guy that works there sometimes on Wednesdays and he makes really great vodka shots! All in all, tribe is a lot of fun. And I have been late to work a few times because of it. So, if you are looking to have a great time, tribe will never let you down!

2
★★★★★

I have been going to tribe for quite some time. Whether it be on the weekends, or week days. I tend to stay away on the weekends, for it is quite busy. I sometimes sneak in to hear a little bit of Baby Blue's set, or Sugarhiccup, or just to get a smile from Little Jo. During the week it is a little strange, for I get a couple bartenders mixed up. There are two bald guys that look similar but are very different. On one night there was a really fun, kind of nerdy crowd. On the other night, there was a full bar of girls gleaming at the bartender. Each night was fun. There is a really cute guy that works there sometimes on Wednesdays and he makes really great vodka shots! All in all, tribe is a lot of fun. And I have been late to work a few times because of it. So, if you are looking to have a great time, tribe will never let you down!

Pros: Fun place. cool staff

Cons: They should sell fernet branca, like they used to !

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Although Tribe has been a mainstay on the LES I only just went last week for a friend's birthday. The place is small but intimate with a really good dj. Since we had a party, we had hassle-free reservations for tables with no bottle minimums. The crowd was good, music was good (mix of hip-hop, soul and some popular pop on Friday) and drinks were relatively inexpensive and we had a great time. Overall, a good place to host a little party. Service was excellent. Our waitress kept the drinks coming all night in a very timely manner.

2
★★★★☆

Although Tribe has been a mainstay on the LES I only just went last week for a friend's birthday. The place is small but intimate with a really good dj. Since we had a party, we had hassle-free reservations for tables with no bottle minimums. The crowd was good, music was good (mix of hip-hop, soul and some popular pop on Friday) and drinks were relatively inexpensive and we had a great time. Overall, a good place to host a little party. Service was excellent. Our waitress kept the drinks coming all night in a very timely manner.

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reasonably priced drinks, pretty good music to dance to. really nice down to earth bartender too ;P it got crowded really early the night i went and the room was really hot and steamy from the body heat, so that was pretty gross. but everyone in there was cool and laughing and having a good time so i didn't mind the elbows to the head for that night. good times, good times.

2
★★★★☆

reasonably priced drinks, pretty good music to dance to. really nice down to earth bartender too ;P it got crowded really early the night i went and the room was really hot and steamy from the body heat, so that was pretty gross. but everyone in there was cool and laughing and having a good time so i didn't mind the elbows to the head for that night. good times, good times.

Pros: decent prices

Cons: can get crowded

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This is a cool place in the EV. Unfortunately it's starting to attract the uptown crowd which is hurting it a little. Really cool bartenders.

2
★★★★☆

This is a cool place in the EV. Unfortunately it's starting to attract the uptown crowd which is hurting it a little. Really cool bartenders.

Pros: Music, Bartenders

Cons: Some of the Crowd

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Tribe has been a mainstay of ours for a few years now, and no matter how many staff changes they might have they always hire great people, which is what makes this such a good spot. The current staff, including the doorman, waitress, DJ and bartenders are excellent.

If you haven't been to this place, stop by on a Saturday when it's hottest, but only bring your coolest, most mellow friends - keep the vibe going!

2
★★★★★

Tribe has been a mainstay of ours for a few years now, and no matter how many staff changes they might have they always hire great people, which is what makes this such a good spot. The current staff, including the doorman, waitress, DJ and bartenders are excellent.

If you haven't been to this place, stop by on a Saturday when it's hottest, but only bring your coolest, most mellow friends - keep the vibe going!

Pros: STAFF IS ALWAYS GREAT. DJ IS AWESOME. BEST VIBE IN THE CITY!

Cons: NONE. ZERO. ZILTCH.

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I've been coming to the tribe every Friday&Saturday for the last month and a half.
I always have a great time. The bartenders/waitress are very nice. The dj plays the best mixed music. The place is small and can get very crowded, but the crowd is cool. I thank the two
bouncers for that. Ice on the floor, kream at the door.These two guys are great, they're
not the aholes bouncers you'll meet in some of the other clubs. Ice will take the time to
take pictures with you if you ask him, and at the same time keep his eye on the floor and
watch his partners back. kream is a turn on for the women at the door and makes us feel
safe outside. Ice is good to look at and he takes care of us girls on the inside. Thank you guys
for making us feel safe so we can enjoy ourselves.

2
★★★★★

I've been coming to the tribe every Friday&Saturday for the last month and a half.
I always have a great time. The bartenders/waitress are very nice. The dj plays the best mixed music. The place is small and can get very crowded, but the crowd is cool. I thank the two
bouncers for that. Ice on the floor, kream at the door.These two guys are great, they're
not the aholes bouncers you'll meet in some of the other clubs. Ice will take the time to
take pictures with you if you ask him, and at the same time keep his eye on the floor and
watch his partners back. kream is a turn on for the women at the door and makes us feel
safe outside. Ice is good to look at and he takes care of us girls on the inside. Thank you guys
for making us feel safe so we can enjoy ourselves.

Pros: great music...good drinks...cool bouncers.

Cons: small space and bathroom.

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Ive been to this place countless times now and have never ever been disappointed. The DJs spin the best old skool, new skool, hip skool tunes that you've ever heard compiled in one night. The waitresses/bartenders are really cool. The clientele is ready and willing to party all night until the bar closes at 4. This place is always my ace in the hole to either pick up a night or round a night off. My only issue is the tight space can be a little much sometimes if you're already with someone - otherwise its just what the doctor ordered if you know what I mean.

2
★★★★★

Ive been to this place countless times now and have never ever been disappointed. The DJs spin the best old skool, new skool, hip skool tunes that you've ever heard compiled in one night. The waitresses/bartenders are really cool. The clientele is ready and willing to party all night until the bar closes at 4. This place is always my ace in the hole to either pick up a night or round a night off. My only issue is the tight space can be a little much sometimes if you're already with someone - otherwise its just what the doctor ordered if you know what I mean.

Pros: DJs, Vibe, Crowd

Cons: Space

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I LIKE TO GO TO TRIBE. THE ATMOSTPHERE IS GOOD. I WOULD RECOMMEND GOING THERE IF U CAN AFFORD IT. I LIKE THE MUSIC AND THE SCENE. ITS PRETTY KOOL. MAYBE JUST A BIT TOO SMALL.

2
★★★★☆

I LIKE TO GO TO TRIBE. THE ATMOSTPHERE IS GOOD. I WOULD RECOMMEND GOING THERE IF U CAN AFFORD IT. I LIKE THE MUSIC AND THE SCENE. ITS PRETTY KOOL. MAYBE JUST A BIT TOO SMALL.

Pros: ATMOSPHERE, MUSIC

Cons: PRICEY, SMALL, NO DANCE FLOOR

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I have been a loyal Tribe fan since the summer, and I have to say it gets better every time I go. The music and DJ are unbelievable, spinning classic 80's hits mixed with 70s rock mixed with old school hip-hop. The drinks are strong but good, and the bartenders are friendly. It does get crowded but it's such a lively and great atmosphere so it makes up for it. I love this East Village hangout!

2
★★★★★

I have been a loyal Tribe fan since the summer, and I have to say it gets better every time I go. The music and DJ are unbelievable, spinning classic 80's hits mixed with 70s rock mixed with old school hip-hop. The drinks are strong but good, and the bartenders are friendly. It does get crowded but it's such a lively and great atmosphere so it makes up for it. I love this East Village hangout!

Pros: great music, great drinks, good atmosphere

Cons: crowded

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Funny after the person posted that the bartenders are horrible, which they are, many post had comment about how the bartenders are good, they arent, dont go here. nothing special, very small. Waste of time and money.

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★☆☆☆☆

Funny after the person posted that the bartenders are horrible, which they are, many post had comment about how the bartenders are good, they arent, dont go here. nothing special, very small. Waste of time and money.

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I was very disappointed to have such poor service there. The bartenders are very unattentive and unyielding to customer complaints about drinks. I won't be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very disappointed to have such poor service there. The bartenders are very unattentive and unyielding to customer complaints about drinks. I won't be back.

Pros: music

Cons: service

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If you're looking for a lounge with good music, seating, and well-priced drinks, Tribe's a good choice. The DJ was really good and the bartenders/waitress were friendly. Beware of the Friday & Saturday night crowd though. It's a small place and gets REAAAALLY crowded on the weekends. So if you're not looking to get sweaty, avoid it.

2
★★★★☆

If you're looking for a lounge with good music, seating, and well-priced drinks, Tribe's a good choice. The DJ was really good and the bartenders/waitress were friendly. Beware of the Friday & Saturday night crowd though. It's a small place and gets REAAAALLY crowded on the weekends. So if you're not looking to get sweaty, avoid it.

Pros: Nice lounge vibe, Good music, Drink prices

Cons: TOO crowded weekends

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DJ rocks on Tuesday...Good brews although they ran out of Brooklyn Lager last night...but otherwise a good place to start or end a night of mayhem...

2
★★★★☆

DJ rocks on Tuesday...Good brews although they ran out of Brooklyn Lager last night...but otherwise a good place to start or end a night of mayhem...

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The DJ was awesome, the cocktail waitresses were GREAT (no fighting to get in an elbow at the bar). There's a long seating area all down the left of the bar, people can toss jackets there, lounge there - a GREAT East Village bar

2
★★★★☆

The DJ was awesome, the cocktail waitresses were GREAT (no fighting to get in an elbow at the bar). There's a long seating area all down the left of the bar, people can toss jackets there, lounge there - a GREAT East Village bar

Pros: Awesome DJ, Nice ambience/look

Cons: only 1 girl toilet

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I went here for the first time on tuesday. I throughly enjoyed myself. The drinks are averaged priced. Music was great, the DJ was playing anything we wanted (within reason). Although small, the place is definitley cozy. The candles added an extra atmosphere to Tribe. I drunk beyond words, but other than that, it was great

2
★★★★★

I went here for the first time on tuesday. I throughly enjoyed myself. The drinks are averaged priced. Music was great, the DJ was playing anything we wanted (within reason). Although small, the place is definitley cozy. The candles added an extra atmosphere to Tribe. I drunk beyond words, but other than that, it was great

Pros: Great music, Cozy Atmosphere

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Tribe is small but if u want cool bartenders that take good care of u if ur good 2 them than look no further
kicking hip hop on fri & sat. and cool eclectic mix on the otha days. its only crowed from thurs til sat and thats only as the nite gets late early in the week u wont find 2 many better chill spots

2
★★★★★

Tribe is small but if u want cool bartenders that take good care of u if ur good 2 them than look no further
kicking hip hop on fri & sat. and cool eclectic mix on the otha days. its only crowed from thurs til sat and thats only as the nite gets late early in the week u wont find 2 many better chill spots

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My girlfriend and I were walking trying to find a late night joint to chill and dance. I heard Biggie coming from "Tribe", and we ventured in. Music was awesome, we had fun, crowd was hot. Big time thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I were walking trying to find a late night joint to chill and dance. I heard Biggie coming from "Tribe", and we ventured in. Music was awesome, we had fun, crowd was hot. Big time thumbs up!

Pros: quick service, Banging beats

Cons: Some slimy guys

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Good Saturday nights, but crowded!!! Get there early and snag a table. Only complaint was this completely RUDE waitress. As we were waiting for friends to arrive, she claimed that we couldn't be there without ordering drinks. Interesting new bar rule. Aside from her, the rest of the night is good if you don't mind the crowd.

2
★★★★☆

Good Saturday nights, but crowded!!! Get there early and snag a table. Only complaint was this completely RUDE waitress. As we were waiting for friends to arrive, she claimed that we couldn't be there without ordering drinks. Interesting new bar rule. Aside from her, the rest of the night is good if you don't mind the crowd.

Cons: that waitress

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I was at Tribe last Thursday and loved it. First of all, the D.J. was awesome. He spinned great tunes that were loud enough to hear but not so loud that I couldn't carry on a normal conversation. The Bartender was incredibly quick and attentive and the atmosphere was perfect, very dark and cool. I highly reccomend checking this place out!

2
★★★★★

I was at Tribe last Thursday and loved it. First of all, the D.J. was awesome. He spinned great tunes that were loud enough to hear but not so loud that I couldn't carry on a normal conversation. The Bartender was incredibly quick and attentive and the atmosphere was perfect, very dark and cool. I highly reccomend checking this place out!

Pros: Atmosphere, Bartenders, d.j.

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Good place durring the week but too crowded and loud on weekends. Good drinks and nice bartenders. Great local spot for a quick drink with friends after work.

2
★★★★☆

Good place durring the week but too crowded and loud on weekends. Good drinks and nice bartenders. Great local spot for a quick drink with friends after work.

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I know it's my fault as I read the reviews before I went.
This place is a small bar turned into a lounge so it gets extremely crowded. I don't know what did I hate more, the small space or the crowd (the obnoxious type from that has been arriving to the EV lately). I don't get what's all the fuzz about it, there's nothing special about this bar. With so many lounges and cool places in the EV, don't waist your time on this one! The bartenders were great though.

1
★★☆☆☆

I know it's my fault as I read the reviews before I went.
This place is a small bar turned into a lounge so it gets extremely crowded. I don't know what did I hate more, the small space or the crowd (the obnoxious type from that has been arriving to the EV lately). I don't get what's all the fuzz about it, there's nothing special about this bar. With so many lounges and cool places in the EV, don't waist your time on this one! The bartenders were great though.

Pros: good bartenders

Cons: crowded, loud

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I went here last year for my birthday with a bunch of my friends. I didn't realize just how small this place really is! The doorman was cool, no hassles whatsoever and actually wished me a happy birthday. It seems there were a couple other people there who had the same idea as me. The DJ was spinning good tracks when we first got in, but after a while, it went pretty sour. We had to gather up and leave, because it just wasn't worth it any more there. Tribe is a good place to start, but the small size and the music will make you want to move on soon enough.

1
★★★☆☆

I went here last year for my birthday with a bunch of my friends. I didn't realize just how small this place really is! The doorman was cool, no hassles whatsoever and actually wished me a happy birthday. It seems there were a couple other people there who had the same idea as me. The DJ was spinning good tracks when we first got in, but after a while, it went pretty sour. We had to gather up and leave, because it just wasn't worth it any more there. Tribe is a good place to start, but the small size and the music will make you want to move on soon enough.

Pros: Good Staff

Cons: Small, Crowded, Music

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I have more fun each time I come here. The music is great, and there is always an interesting mix of people. The only thing that you could complain about it that the place is so damn small, so it can get really cramped. If you can ignore that though, most people will enjoy themselves here.

2
★★★★★

I have more fun each time I come here. The music is great, and there is always an interesting mix of people. The only thing that you could complain about it that the place is so damn small, so it can get really cramped. If you can ignore that though, most people will enjoy themselves here.

Pros: Great Music, Good Location, Nice Waitresses

Cons: Small & Cramped

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this place is like no other.
not only are the couches comfy and the dj's rockin, but you never really know what kind of crowd you'll find yourself surrounded by.
spontaneous fun...and sometimes the bartenders will dance for you...especially george.

oh...and ifyou're there late-night, make sure to have pizza from stromboli across the street.

2
★★★★★

this place is like no other.
not only are the couches comfy and the dj's rockin, but you never really know what kind of crowd you'll find yourself surrounded by.
spontaneous fun...and sometimes the bartenders will dance for you...especially george.

oh...and ifyou're there late-night, make sure to have pizza from stromboli across the street.

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If you enjoy a funky, friendly spot with a good DJ and spontaneous dancing towards the back, step in for a drink. The Editorial Review tells you all you need to know about the decor, and you can almost see the upturned nose and cut the stifling snobbery. If you go out to evaluate bathrooms and rate upholstery then this might not be the place for you. Tribe is a good time without having to participate in the dog and pony show. And no, I'm not Staff.

2
★★★★★

If you enjoy a funky, friendly spot with a good DJ and spontaneous dancing towards the back, step in for a drink. The Editorial Review tells you all you need to know about the decor, and you can almost see the upturned nose and cut the stifling snobbery. If you go out to evaluate bathrooms and rate upholstery then this might not be the place for you. Tribe is a good time without having to participate in the dog and pony show. And no, I'm not Staff.

Pros: DJ, decor, management

Cons: little small, insuff. dancefloor

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Im not a big fan of scenes, but Tribe is an exception. Reasonably priced drinks, interesting crowd and rather elegant decor. The bartender works pretty hard, and there are and lots of comfy couches to relax in. There are much worse places to go.

2
★★★★☆

Im not a big fan of scenes, but Tribe is an exception. Reasonably priced drinks, interesting crowd and rather elegant decor. The bartender works pretty hard, and there are and lots of comfy couches to relax in. There are much worse places to go.

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Friday and Saturday nights are *hopping*. Great DJ, cool people, excellent time. Been once during the week, a little more chill, nice lounge.

Recommended.

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★★★★★

Friday and Saturday nights are *hopping*. Great DJ, cool people, excellent time. Been once during the week, a little more chill, nice lounge.

Recommended.

Pros: Music, Vibe

Cons: Pricey

Editorial from

The Scene
Modish locals and young professionals take to this less-hipster East Village joint for cocktails in an unpretentious living room setting. The minimalist space is colored in neutral tones, and a backlit wall that casts a…

 

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