Verlaine Bar & Lounge

★★★★☆
World Famous Lychee Martinis
  • 110 Rivington St

    New York, NY 10002

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  • 212-614-2494

About Verlaine Bar & Lounge

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Verlaine opens at 5 PM seven days a week. Happy Hour Seven Days A Week from 5-10PM with $5 Lychee Martinis, Southeast Asian Sangrias, Vietnamese Bloody Marys, House Red & White Wine, Basic Cocktails & $3 Yeungling Bottles.

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Nice atmosphere, pretty affordable, and the food smelled amazing, although I was there for the booze.

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★★★★★

Nice atmosphere, pretty affordable, and the food smelled amazing, although I was there for the booze.

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BEST PLACE IN TOWN ! GARY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON ON EARTH AND DON'T FORGET THE AMAZING HANOI MARTINI

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★★★★★

BEST PLACE IN TOWN ! GARY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON ON EARTH AND DON'T FORGET THE AMAZING HANOI MARTINI

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I love this place and usually meet friends here all the time, but I think it's time for a break. I'm so sick of having to leave out of frustration that I can't hear the group that I brought to the place! Please turn down the music to a level that people can hear each other! Especially since this place is perfect for pleasant conversations over drinks and not dancing!

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★★★☆☆

I love this place and usually meet friends here all the time, but I think it's time for a break. I'm so sick of having to leave out of frustration that I can't hear the group that I brought to the place! Please turn down the music to a level that people can hear each other! Especially since this place is perfect for pleasant conversations over drinks and not dancing!

Pros: $5 lychee martinis until 10pm, decor, appetizers

Cons: music is too loud- can't hear friends talk

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This came recommended and I can understand why as the Happy Hour specials are a good deal. Don't order the Sangria though! it was gross and literally just bad cheap red wine with some fruit tossed in it. YUCK!
It's also incredibly dark inside, you truly can't see the person you're speaking too. It needs some light, it was like a dungeon. Bottom line-we left as soon as we finished our drinks. Pass it.. people.

1
★★☆☆☆

This came recommended and I can understand why as the Happy Hour specials are a good deal. Don't order the Sangria though! it was gross and literally just bad cheap red wine with some fruit tossed in it. YUCK!
It's also incredibly dark inside, you truly can't see the person you're speaking too. It needs some light, it was like a dungeon. Bottom line-we left as soon as we finished our drinks. Pass it.. people.

Pros: Happy Hour Prices

Cons: Crowed, Sangria & Can't see

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The tapas here are excellent. I also love the lychee martinis! This is a great place to go with a big group of friends.

2
★★★★★

The tapas here are excellent. I also love the lychee martinis! This is a great place to go with a big group of friends.

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This place was at one point, our Friday after-work hangout. If you go, as the other reviews said, get there right after work, like 6 or 7 (happy hour ends at 10). Because of the crowds that come later, and it's small size, the place is really only enjoyable if you have a place to sit. Get a table or sit or sit at the bar and hold your spot! We get the $4 lychee martinis (or 2 for 1 pale ale for the beer drinkers). You get completely wasted for a fraction of the cost. Besides the drink specials, I really like the place itself. Lower East Side meets Miami South Beach feel. They have alternating local art on the walls, the music is pretty good, and they have some light food (which tasted good, but being as intoxicated as I was I couldn't give you a fair opinion) Most of the bartenders are pretty cool as well. I did throw my fiancee's b-day party here one year and the manager was pretty rude. We reserved the front alcove but people were sitting there and he wouldn't let us take it over because 'they're eating and drinking.' I said,' well, what the hell do you think my party of 20 was going to do?' Otherwise, this one of the best places to go until 10pm.

2
★★★★★

This place was at one point, our Friday after-work hangout. If you go, as the other reviews said, get there right after work, like 6 or 7 (happy hour ends at 10). Because of the crowds that come later, and it's small size, the place is really only enjoyable if you have a place to sit. Get a table or sit or sit at the bar and hold your spot! We get the $4 lychee martinis (or 2 for 1 pale ale for the beer drinkers). You get completely wasted for a fraction of the cost. Besides the drink specials, I really like the place itself. Lower East Side meets Miami South Beach feel. They have alternating local art on the walls, the music is pretty good, and they have some light food (which tasted good, but being as intoxicated as I was I couldn't give you a fair opinion) Most of the bartenders are pretty cool as well. I did throw my fiancee's b-day party here one year and the manager was pretty rude. We reserved the front alcove but people were sitting there and he wouldn't let us take it over because 'they're eating and drinking.' I said,' well, what the hell do you think my party of 20 was going to do?' Otherwise, this one of the best places to go until 10pm.

Pros: Happy Hour, location, bartenders

Cons: The Manager, small size

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Came here for a date on a Thursday one night- I am not one to drink martinis- ever- but I must say their lychee martinis were delicious. I really liked the atmosphere, dim lighting and mood, the appetizers were good too. Beware though, before I knew it I was wasted off those things, I don't quite remember leaving... Will definitely be going back!

2
★★★★★

Came here for a date on a Thursday one night- I am not one to drink martinis- ever- but I must say their lychee martinis were delicious. I really liked the atmosphere, dim lighting and mood, the appetizers were good too. Beware though, before I knew it I was wasted off those things, I don't quite remember leaving... Will definitely be going back!

Pros: Lychee martinis, chill setting

Cons: You may not remember leaving

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I've been to Verlaine couple times and am not planning to stop doing so any time soon. This is definitely a good place for happy hour, assuming that you get there early enough. Normally I get there at around 6pm when the place is still nice and quiet (and able to sit at one of the tables) and leave just before it starts getting hectic. There are limited choices of discount drinks, but lychee martini and sangria is all I need so that's fine with me. I've tried a number of their food/tapas and they all came out decent and went well with the cocktails. To my surprise, last time I went, they started having bouncer at the door so don't forget your ID!

2
★★★★☆

I've been to Verlaine couple times and am not planning to stop doing so any time soon. This is definitely a good place for happy hour, assuming that you get there early enough. Normally I get there at around 6pm when the place is still nice and quiet (and able to sit at one of the tables) and leave just before it starts getting hectic. There are limited choices of discount drinks, but lychee martini and sangria is all I need so that's fine with me. I've tried a number of their food/tapas and they all came out decent and went well with the cocktails. To my surprise, last time I went, they started having bouncer at the door so don't forget your ID!

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Verlaine attracts semi-attractive people, and has pleasant music, but the best part about it is that 30 minutes into your visit there you won't notice either.
The $4 happy hour lychee martinis are amazing. Get there before 10:00 PM and double/triple/quadruple order happy hour half priced drinks, and spend the next hour or two sipping them slowly. The people will get increasingly more attractive as the time (and the martinis) go by, and the music will suit your mood.
Another plus - the food is delicious and perfect to nibble on mid-drink.
This is the perfect spot to go to before hitting one the many clubs/dance bars in the area. The staff is friendly and so are the drunken guests.
Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

Verlaine attracts semi-attractive people, and has pleasant music, but the best part about it is that 30 minutes into your visit there you won't notice either.
The $4 happy hour lychee martinis are amazing. Get there before 10:00 PM and double/triple/quadruple order happy hour half priced drinks, and spend the next hour or two sipping them slowly. The people will get increasingly more attractive as the time (and the martinis) go by, and the music will suit your mood.
Another plus - the food is delicious and perfect to nibble on mid-drink.
This is the perfect spot to go to before hitting one the many clubs/dance bars in the area. The staff is friendly and so are the drunken guests.
Enjoy!

Pros: Happy hour drinks, food, friendly staff

Cons: None!

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For people looking for an intimate setting, a place that is warm and cozy and a place to have an entertaining converstation . . . this ain't the place for you. It's a bar! And at a bar expect loud music, overcrowding, and busy waitresses. If you are looking for a place to go and just let you hair down, have a a couple of drinks (that will give you a great buzz!), and good food, before you head home, to the club or out on a night on the town, then this is the place for you.
It's a bar, so expect the bar atmosphere, but all in all it's definately the place to go and just "hang".

2
★★★★☆

For people looking for an intimate setting, a place that is warm and cozy and a place to have an entertaining converstation . . . this ain't the place for you. It's a bar! And at a bar expect loud music, overcrowding, and busy waitresses. If you are looking for a place to go and just let you hair down, have a a couple of drinks (that will give you a great buzz!), and good food, before you head home, to the club or out on a night on the town, then this is the place for you.
It's a bar, so expect the bar atmosphere, but all in all it's definately the place to go and just "hang".

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Great neighborhood hang out. Drinks were original and food was great. The people were awesome except for some 400lb pervert that was making moves on everyone in the bar. Hope that 'harryham' has fun at the Magician. Love the music too, especially the I-40 mix. I will happily close that place down everytime I visit New York.

2
★★★★★

Great neighborhood hang out. Drinks were original and food was great. The people were awesome except for some 400lb pervert that was making moves on everyone in the bar. Hope that 'harryham' has fun at the Magician. Love the music too, especially the I-40 mix. I will happily close that place down everytime I visit New York.

Pros: Great place to take a date or just hang out.

Cons: the 'harryham' but I think he moved on to the Magician now

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So this place was uncomfortably crowded, the music sucked, the service was slow and pretty rude, no one in the place was remotely attractive or interesting, and one of the 'owners' (I think) was just incredibly rude to me. I refuse to go back to a place where one of the owners (um, the tall white one) thinks it's cool to have a very weird holier-than-thou attitude.. (this was a while ago but if he's still around, stear the hell clear.) This might have been forgivable if the rest of the experience had been amazing, but seriously, the drinks are not good/cheap enough to be worth the crappy environment. Not when you just want to have a good time! The whole atmosphere is just a bit off-kilter an there's a bad lingering energy. I'd rather go to the Magician.

0
★☆☆☆☆

So this place was uncomfortably crowded, the music sucked, the service was slow and pretty rude, no one in the place was remotely attractive or interesting, and one of the 'owners' (I think) was just incredibly rude to me. I refuse to go back to a place where one of the owners (um, the tall white one) thinks it's cool to have a very weird holier-than-thou attitude.. (this was a while ago but if he's still around, stear the hell clear.) This might have been forgivable if the rest of the experience had been amazing, but seriously, the drinks are not good/cheap enough to be worth the crappy environment. Not when you just want to have a good time! The whole atmosphere is just a bit off-kilter an there's a bad lingering energy. I'd rather go to the Magician.

Pros: good happy hour

Cons: service, service, service (and clientele)

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You need a sense of humor to deal with the seating at Verlaine.
I chuckle when I see a party of 5 seated at a 2 person table.
If you are looking for a romantic date spot or a place to have a deep conversation...then this is not the place.
But if your with a group of friends who don't mind getting cozy....real cozy.....then stop on by at Verlaine's.
The happy hour is what always reels me in. Those Lychee Martinis are so yummy...yet so strong!
The appetizers are tasty too so order a bunch and share with friends.
Despite the crappy seating and sometimes aloof waitress I always leave here with a full belly and (alcohol-fueled) smile on my face.
The neighborhood is great for bar hopping too.

2
★★★★☆

You need a sense of humor to deal with the seating at Verlaine.
I chuckle when I see a party of 5 seated at a 2 person table.
If you are looking for a romantic date spot or a place to have a deep conversation...then this is not the place.
But if your with a group of friends who don't mind getting cozy....real cozy.....then stop on by at Verlaine's.
The happy hour is what always reels me in. Those Lychee Martinis are so yummy...yet so strong!
The appetizers are tasty too so order a bunch and share with friends.
Despite the crappy seating and sometimes aloof waitress I always leave here with a full belly and (alcohol-fueled) smile on my face.
The neighborhood is great for bar hopping too.

Pros: Happy Hour & Yummy Appetizers

Cons: Bad seating

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I have been here many times and although the bar was named for a writer, I've never seen anyone here reading a book . . . . ha ha! Seriously, it's just a nice, warm friendly hangout bar in my favorite neighborhood in the whole city!

2
★★★★☆

I have been here many times and although the bar was named for a writer, I've never seen anyone here reading a book . . . . ha ha! Seriously, it's just a nice, warm friendly hangout bar in my favorite neighborhood in the whole city!

Pros: Great value, nice bartenders

Cons: More and more people are getting to know the place

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I came in, sat at the bar and tried four mixed drinks... one sweet and fruity, the other peppery, one fresh/slighty sweet, and a sparkly bellini. They were all so delicious, especially the peppery one! It was wonderful. Great place for just chillin' and enjoying drinks. The photos on the wall were amusing... I just wish they would serve their food late nights (was there at 2am) to go with some late night sippin'...

2
★★★★★

I came in, sat at the bar and tried four mixed drinks... one sweet and fruity, the other peppery, one fresh/slighty sweet, and a sparkly bellini. They were all so delicious, especially the peppery one! It was wonderful. Great place for just chillin' and enjoying drinks. The photos on the wall were amusing... I just wish they would serve their food late nights (was there at 2am) to go with some late night sippin'...

Pros: Mixed drinks, service, prices (please don't change)

Cons: no food late at night

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So I threw a friend a bday party here one day, and the drink prices were smashing, for lack of a better word. The lychee martini was quite tasty, and you can't go wrong for $4-6 bucks per drinks(happy hour lasts until 10pm)! However, we made a reservation, and the insisted that we sit at our very uncomfortable row of tables despite our comfort level at the bar. The waitress was hard to get a hold of as the bar became crowded and she was clearly overextended. The food was average, at best, and not expensive nor cheap. But we drank quite a bit, and for a party of 10, the $600 tab over the course of 3 hours was really decent. So, I grudgingly recommend this bar because the drinks are very good and extremely reasonably priced. PS-- they also have an extensive scotch menu at likewise reasonable prices! Make sure you call to reserve your "table", otherwise you may not have as much fun!

1
★★★☆☆

So I threw a friend a bday party here one day, and the drink prices were smashing, for lack of a better word. The lychee martini was quite tasty, and you can't go wrong for $4-6 bucks per drinks(happy hour lasts until 10pm)! However, we made a reservation, and the insisted that we sit at our very uncomfortable row of tables despite our comfort level at the bar. The waitress was hard to get a hold of as the bar became crowded and she was clearly overextended. The food was average, at best, and not expensive nor cheap. But we drank quite a bit, and for a party of 10, the $600 tab over the course of 3 hours was really decent. So, I grudgingly recommend this bar because the drinks are very good and extremely reasonably priced. PS-- they also have an extensive scotch menu at likewise reasonable prices! Make sure you call to reserve your "table", otherwise you may not have as much fun!

Pros: happy hour till 10pm, good drinks

Cons: food is average, place gets crowded, and service is overextended

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drinks keep flowing here... the food is great but the noise tends to get really loud after 8pm and it's hard to talk without shouting...

2
★★★★★

drinks keep flowing here... the food is great but the noise tends to get really loud after 8pm and it's hard to talk without shouting...

Pros: great drinks, good appetizers

Cons: music too loud, overcrowded bar

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I used to come here all the time - it was my LES "go-to" spot on any given night because it was laidback, never too empty/full. As it says in some old descriptions and reviews, this place used to be the best spot in the city for actually being able to have a conversation and it was versatile enough for groups of friends or canoodling couples. But in the past few months (just like the rest of the LES) it's been taken over by the same Vuitton-carrying, pop-collared crews that frat party-up the UES bars. Also a sign of the time: Verlaine's menu used to be etched in these gorgeous frosted glass tablets that you'd have to hold over a candle to read. Now it's laminated to survive the party-party crowd. Woohoo.

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★★★☆☆

I used to come here all the time - it was my LES "go-to" spot on any given night because it was laidback, never too empty/full. As it says in some old descriptions and reviews, this place used to be the best spot in the city for actually being able to have a conversation and it was versatile enough for groups of friends or canoodling couples. But in the past few months (just like the rest of the LES) it's been taken over by the same Vuitton-carrying, pop-collared crews that frat party-up the UES bars. Also a sign of the time: Verlaine's menu used to be etched in these gorgeous frosted glass tablets that you'd have to hold over a candle to read. Now it's laminated to survive the party-party crowd. Woohoo.

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I was invited to an after party here one Friday night following an opening. I missed it, but made it on the following day. I must say we downed the Lochojitos ... like sugar cane drinks. It was painful the following day, but worth every moment. The place was packed, crowd was young and vivacious, DJ was uber sweet and cool, plus the bartender was a sweetie. Dug it!!!

Yummy Lochojitos

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★★★★★

I was invited to an after party here one Friday night following an opening. I missed it, but made it on the following day. I must say we downed the Lochojitos ... like sugar cane drinks. It was painful the following day, but worth every moment. The place was packed, crowd was young and vivacious, DJ was uber sweet and cool, plus the bartender was a sweetie. Dug it!!!

Yummy Lochojitos

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It's a good place to take a group that likes different scenes. It's loungy but without pretension. There are couches up front and tables alongside the bar. Don't expect to do much but talk and mingle though. The prices are great, the bartenders are nice and the drinks actually have liquor in them! Try the lychee martini.

2
★★★★★

It's a good place to take a group that likes different scenes. It's loungy but without pretension. There are couches up front and tables alongside the bar. Don't expect to do much but talk and mingle though. The prices are great, the bartenders are nice and the drinks actually have liquor in them! Try the lychee martini.

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Amazing prices, great drinks and friendly bartenders. Crowd can get thick on Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm but a cozy place to sit can almost always be found at other times [they even take reservations] . A killer happy hour until 10pm every night!! The perfect stand-by neighborhood place to start the night or unwind after work.

2
★★★★★

Amazing prices, great drinks and friendly bartenders. Crowd can get thick on Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm but a cozy place to sit can almost always be found at other times [they even take reservations] . A killer happy hour until 10pm every night!! The perfect stand-by neighborhood place to start the night or unwind after work.

Pros: prices, awesome staff, good location

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cheap decor, lame music played too loudly, worse crowd. basically all the things a bar/lounge shouldn't be. it has no atmosphere and bartender was surly.

0
★☆☆☆☆

cheap decor, lame music played too loudly, worse crowd. basically all the things a bar/lounge shouldn't be. it has no atmosphere and bartender was surly.

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It was super crowded. The food we had was bland and the drinks were okay. The paintings they had hanging looked like serial killer drawings. My friends and I were all too happy to leave to go to a bar where you could sit, drink, and actually talk. Even listen to the music.

0
★☆☆☆☆

It was super crowded. The food we had was bland and the drinks were okay. The paintings they had hanging looked like serial killer drawings. My friends and I were all too happy to leave to go to a bar where you could sit, drink, and actually talk. Even listen to the music.

Cons: crowded, bad decor

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The drinks menu, though in common with so many "hip joints" it is printed in white on transparent perspex making it darn near impossible to decipher, offers some interesting alternatives to the mainstream. The horseraddish bloody mary is perhaps a little too much for those with a weak constitution, but overall a lively weekend bar with great unassuming service, good decor and a lively crowd.

2
★★★★☆

The drinks menu, though in common with so many "hip joints" it is printed in white on transparent perspex making it darn near impossible to decipher, offers some interesting alternatives to the mainstream. The horseraddish bloody mary is perhaps a little too much for those with a weak constitution, but overall a lively weekend bar with great unassuming service, good decor and a lively crowd.

Pros: Drinks, Ambience

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My favorite bar. You cannot beat the service. Or the happy hour. And all the bartenders and the owners are great. Too bad it is not more crowded earlier in the evening. Have to say it is crazy later on at night, especially weekends.

2
★★★★☆

My favorite bar. You cannot beat the service. Or the happy hour. And all the bartenders and the owners are great. Too bad it is not more crowded earlier in the evening. Have to say it is crazy later on at night, especially weekends.

Pros: Happy hour, great bartenders, friendly

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Verlaine has the best happy hour IN THE WORLD. Four dollar lychee martinis and three dollar red and white sangria. The space is pretty big for the area, with amazing high ceilings. Calamari is great, as is honey-glazed salmon. Servers are friendly and put no pressure on you, even when it's crowded. It's a good place to start the night, as they have a really good happy hour and good appetizers. It's a little slow after work, but I like that. It starts to pick up as the night goes on. All in all, a great place to just chill with some friends. It's also pretty romantic with the ceilings and yellow light. Highly recommend.

2
★★★★★

Verlaine has the best happy hour IN THE WORLD. Four dollar lychee martinis and three dollar red and white sangria. The space is pretty big for the area, with amazing high ceilings. Calamari is great, as is honey-glazed salmon. Servers are friendly and put no pressure on you, even when it's crowded. It's a good place to start the night, as they have a really good happy hour and good appetizers. It's a little slow after work, but I like that. It starts to pick up as the night goes on. All in all, a great place to just chill with some friends. It's also pretty romantic with the ceilings and yellow light. Highly recommend.

Pros: lychee martinis, good location, affordable

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This place is great! nice atmosphere, nice staff, great happy hours and amazing cocktails. I tried the hanoi martini and the vietnamese bloody mary. The food looks excellent...next time!

2
★★★★★

This place is great! nice atmosphere, nice staff, great happy hours and amazing cocktails. I tried the hanoi martini and the vietnamese bloody mary. The food looks excellent...next time!

Pros: place, happy hour, cocktails

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This place is wonderful... good drink specials, fabulous service, atmosphere, and music. Very romantic sitting on the plush couches, and the waitress noticed every time we needed another drink and promply brought us more. Not a single complaint. My favorite place so far!!!!

2
★★★★★

This place is wonderful... good drink specials, fabulous service, atmosphere, and music. Very romantic sitting on the plush couches, and the waitress noticed every time we needed another drink and promply brought us more. Not a single complaint. My favorite place so far!!!!

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Martinis

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Talk to the owners once and they'll remember you forever. This place has a warm but cool vibe. Very little attitude, delicous 'signature' cocktails, great happy hour deals. Everytime I go, I'm able to meet/talk to a new person. Really good place to rent out for a private party, too.

2
★★★★★

Talk to the owners once and they'll remember you forever. This place has a warm but cool vibe. Very little attitude, delicous 'signature' cocktails, great happy hour deals. Everytime I go, I'm able to meet/talk to a new person. Really good place to rent out for a private party, too.

Pros: Warm ambience, innovative cocktails, caring staff

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i love this place! drinks are delicious (i love the hanoi martini and the verlaine) and the staff is so nice...decor is great, perfect place to just kick back and chill

2
★★★★★

i love this place! drinks are delicious (i love the hanoi martini and the verlaine) and the staff is so nice...decor is great, perfect place to just kick back and chill

Pros: inexpensive, great drinks!

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I had a blast here. The bartender was really cool, friendly, and overall took care of us. The drinks are GREAT!!!! Yum. Oh and the background music was awesome!

2
★★★★★

I had a blast here. The bartender was really cool, friendly, and overall took care of us. The drinks are GREAT!!!! Yum. Oh and the background music was awesome!

Pros: great ambience, good music, great drinks

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Verlaine has one of the best drink menus I have ever seen. The "Verlaine" and the "Hanoi" are awesome! I am shocked that the review left a few before this one says that it is overpriced. I think it is dirt cheap! The drinks are all around $8, and 1/2 off between 5pm and 8pm M-F! The appetizers/tapas are around $8 each as well! Whatever... I always have a great experience here.

2
★★★★★

Verlaine has one of the best drink menus I have ever seen. The "Verlaine" and the "Hanoi" are awesome! I am shocked that the review left a few before this one says that it is overpriced. I think it is dirt cheap! The drinks are all around $8, and 1/2 off between 5pm and 8pm M-F! The appetizers/tapas are around $8 each as well! Whatever... I always have a great experience here.

Pros: drinks, food, cute bartender

Cons: calmari

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This place was a "trouvaille"! Their drinks are fabulous. The funky crowd and music was transporting. PErfect place for happy hours and groups. Their food is original, exotic, fine and tasteful! Service sometimes slow but nothing critical...
The prices during a happy hour are unbeatable!

2
★★★★★

This place was a "trouvaille"! Their drinks are fabulous. The funky crowd and music was transporting. PErfect place for happy hours and groups. Their food is original, exotic, fine and tasteful! Service sometimes slow but nothing critical...
The prices during a happy hour are unbeatable!

Pros: FOOD/DRINKS, AMBIANCE CROWD, PRICES

Cons: SMOKE

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Yummy inspired drinks priced surprisingly well, chill music, great environment, and friendly and helpful staff... what more could you want from a bar? My friends and I had a joint birthday throwdown here and it was a huge success. They were able to accomodate our 100+ guests throughout the night and above all, everyone had a great time! And as the bearer of free drinks from friends all night, I tried everything on the menu--- absolutely divine...

2
★★★★★

Yummy inspired drinks priced surprisingly well, chill music, great environment, and friendly and helpful staff... what more could you want from a bar? My friends and I had a joint birthday throwdown here and it was a huge success. They were able to accomodate our 100+ guests throughout the night and above all, everyone had a great time! And as the bearer of free drinks from friends all night, I tried everything on the menu--- absolutely divine...

Pros: Amazing drinks, Great staff, Inexpensive

Cons: Not open 24 hours!

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verlaine has to be one of those great places you always want to find. the cocktails are great and interesting, the music is pumping and the vietnamise finger foods are yummy and are well priced. it doesn't get crowded every moment of every night but how great is that? and you always feel welcome, especially in the front section lounge area. i love this place and the all of the owners are HOT!

2
★★★★★

verlaine has to be one of those great places you always want to find. the cocktails are great and interesting, the music is pumping and the vietnamise finger foods are yummy and are well priced. it doesn't get crowded every moment of every night but how great is that? and you always feel welcome, especially in the front section lounge area. i love this place and the all of the owners are HOT!

Pros: great drinks, great music, great people

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If you go to Verlaine for the happy hour (half priced martinis - $4), it's best to go with a group, because it's a quiet one. You'll get great deals on their martinis and their appetizers were good too. I also went on a Saturday night and enjoyed it as well. The atmosphere is a bit off, but the bar is nice and there are several small tables along one wall and in the front as well. The drinks are great and you can enjoy the fashionable yet not overly trendy crowd. The bar area can be a bit crowded, especially later in the night.

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★★★★☆

If you go to Verlaine for the happy hour (half priced martinis - $4), it's best to go with a group, because it's a quiet one. You'll get great deals on their martinis and their appetizers were good too. I also went on a Saturday night and enjoyed it as well. The atmosphere is a bit off, but the bar is nice and there are several small tables along one wall and in the front as well. The drinks are great and you can enjoy the fashionable yet not overly trendy crowd. The bar area can be a bit crowded, especially later in the night.

Pros: Great Happy Hour, Nice Crowd

Cons: Narrow bar area

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Verlaine is an attractive space, with good seating and standing room, but the underwhelming menu of Vietnamese finger food is overpriced, as are their special cocktails, though they are usually generously poured and well mixed.

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★★★☆☆

Verlaine is an attractive space, with good seating and standing room, but the underwhelming menu of Vietnamese finger food is overpriced, as are their special cocktails, though they are usually generously poured and well mixed.

Pros: Attractive space

Cons: Overpriced

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This place isn't bad. It's a bit empty and not very warm. The decor is a little dated even though this place is pretty new. The staff is friendly and the drinks are fine.

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★★★☆☆

This place isn't bad. It's a bit empty and not very warm. The decor is a little dated even though this place is pretty new. The staff is friendly and the drinks are fine.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Good Music

Cons: Decor

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This definitely isn't a place to go meet new friends as a lot of the people there are as many have said - totally pretentious. It really reminded me of DC's Persian scene crowd-wise - which I admit wasn't my favorite crowd when I lived down there - very Gucci, BMW, Button-down shirt.

However, the drinks are some of the best I've had. Their drink menu is FANTASTIC - definitely go. But as I said above, bring some friends so you have someone to talk to.

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★★★★☆

This definitely isn't a place to go meet new friends as a lot of the people there are as many have said - totally pretentious. It really reminded me of DC's Persian scene crowd-wise - which I admit wasn't my favorite crowd when I lived down there - very Gucci, BMW, Button-down shirt.

However, the drinks are some of the best I've had. Their drink menu is FANTASTIC - definitely go. But as I said above, bring some friends so you have someone to talk to.

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It is a real sophisticated NY place. Drinks are pricey (still cheaper than W hotel or Park Av. establish), but very original. If you like to try something new, sophisticated and original it is the place to go. The crowed a lot of fun no suburbs yet. Crowed is mid 20 early 30. Good place to see and to be seen. Good place to bring not native NY guests to impress.

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★★★★★

It is a real sophisticated NY place. Drinks are pricey (still cheaper than W hotel or Park Av. establish), but very original. If you like to try something new, sophisticated and original it is the place to go. The crowed a lot of fun no suburbs yet. Crowed is mid 20 early 30. Good place to see and to be seen. Good place to bring not native NY guests to impress.

Pros: crowd, decor, drinks

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I invited a group of friends for some mid-week drinks and we were all pleasantly surprised by this low key LES find. I have to agree with the other reveiwers that it's only a matter of time before the wrong people find out about it (we know who they are). Great cocktails and extra points for being able to hear the person next to you! Everyone left very happy.

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★★★★★

I invited a group of friends for some mid-week drinks and we were all pleasantly surprised by this low key LES find. I have to agree with the other reveiwers that it's only a matter of time before the wrong people find out about it (we know who they are). Great cocktails and extra points for being able to hear the person next to you! Everyone left very happy.

Pros: creative drink menu, nice atmosphere, good mix of people

Cons: fair food

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The ambiance was relaxing, the food and drinks were great, and the service was wonderful. Great place for a date...you won't want to leave. I really enjoyed the variety of music and the vibe it created.

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★★★★★

The ambiance was relaxing, the food and drinks were great, and the service was wonderful. Great place for a date...you won't want to leave. I really enjoyed the variety of music and the vibe it created.

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Nicely decorated, good happy hour prices. Always full of good looking people.

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★★★★☆

Nicely decorated, good happy hour prices. Always full of good looking people.

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Food was really good. Relaxing surroundings and attentive services. No snobs here, no wanna-bes (yet). What a nice surprise.

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★★★★★

Food was really good. Relaxing surroundings and attentive services. No snobs here, no wanna-bes (yet). What a nice surprise.

Pros: great food, $4 martinis-happy hr, clean

Cons: not close to subway

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must be something about the fuzzy chairs and plush couches.. always a good time.

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★★★★☆

must be something about the fuzzy chairs and plush couches.. always a good time.

Pros: vibe

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This is the best service that I have seen by far..

Great food, suculent exotic drink menu, beautiful staff, and great decor ! ! !

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★★★★★

This is the best service that I have seen by far..

Great food, suculent exotic drink menu, beautiful staff, and great decor ! ! !

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Happy Hour, Relaxed Setting

Cons: Hard to catch a cab

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romantic, exciting atmosphere. a place for all ages.
surprisingly good food to add to bar scene

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★★★★★

romantic, exciting atmosphere. a place for all ages.
surprisingly good food to add to bar scene

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tasteful lighting, sweet but not cloying drinks, friendly service and a general good vibe

had my b-day party here a few months ago and dropped in the other day -- still excellent

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★★★★★

tasteful lighting, sweet but not cloying drinks, friendly service and a general good vibe

had my b-day party here a few months ago and dropped in the other day -- still excellent

Pros: great drinks, chill music, cool people

Cons: gotta take the f, a little small

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They have the best new drinks that are sooo tasty. I love ginger and their ginger-inspired drinks are amazing! They also have a nice selection of infused sake (giner sake, for example) which complements a nice ginger entree. Their entrees were surprisingly great. Excellent place for a finicky drinker.

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★★★★★

They have the best new drinks that are sooo tasty. I love ginger and their ginger-inspired drinks are amazing! They also have a nice selection of infused sake (giner sake, for example) which complements a nice ginger entree. Their entrees were surprisingly great. Excellent place for a finicky drinker.

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Don't walk in here with only beer on the mind. Try one of the dozen or so original cocktails and be prepared to swoon.

If you like a perfectly balanced drink that will give you a great buzz and won't empty your wallet on the first sip, GO TO VERLAINE!!!

Happy hour prices will make you very happy.

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★★★★★

Don't walk in here with only beer on the mind. Try one of the dozen or so original cocktails and be prepared to swoon.

If you like a perfectly balanced drink that will give you a great buzz and won't empty your wallet on the first sip, GO TO VERLAINE!!!

Happy hour prices will make you very happy.

Pros: unpretentious, great cocktails, great service

Cons: hard to park

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A fine place for any type of rendezvous, Verlaine is the Lower East Side's answer to the lack of relaxed settings and good value drinks and grub. Situated smack across the street from the area's ultimate symbol of change---Hotel on…

 

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