Nightlife

Angel's Share

An intimate drinks parlor that doesn’t allow standing room or parties larger than four. Thurs 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Wed 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m.,

Apothéke

Bartenders execute dramatic tricks while concocting medicinal herb-infused libations using local and organic produce, at this extravagant cocktail bar inspired by European apothecaries and absinthe dens. 

Arlene’s Grocery

Several bands, running the gamut from hard rock to indie, old-school to alt and country to punk, perform nightly at this Lower East Side music club and dive bar, housed in a former grocery and butcher shop.

Every M at 10 pm: Live-band rock ’n’ roll karaoke

Art Bar

Couches, chandeliers and portraits give this lounge an at-home gothic appeal, and music kept at low levels lets patrons talk and mingle. Salads, burgers, wraps and all beef franks are available to enjoy with seasonal beverages. (nightly) $ 

Arthur's Tavern

This nightclub and piano bar hosts live jazz, blues, Dixieland and R&B every night of the week, in the same tavern space since 1937.

Hours: Tu-Sa 7 pm-3 am, Su & M 8 pm-3 am

Admission: No cover, two-drink minimum per set. Cash only.

Auction House

A "hidden gem," this romantic and causal bar (serving only those 25 and older)—outfitted to emulate a lush Victorian bordello—allows guests to sip classic cocktails in wingback chairs amid paintings of nude seductresses. (nightly) $$

Avenue

The swanky, $2.5-million, 3,100-square-foot multilevel “gastro-lounge” (clad in rich oak and ash paneling) serves small plates of gourmet comfort food, while a deejay spins—but not for dancing. M-Sa 11 pm-4 am. $$

B Bar & Grill

This expansive restaurant/club on the Bowery caters to a college-aged and post-grad set looking to take advantage of ample outdoor seating and Garden Bar. The restaurant serves burgers, salads, pizza, steak, fish and pastas. There is also a Club Room to watch sports and an outdoor Taco Bar to get tacos. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$

B Flat

A discrete, minimalist space in which expert “bar chefs” pour potent cocktails for downtown scenesters. A generous drinks list is complemented by a menu of savory dishes. Su 3:00 pm-11:00 pm, M-W 5:00 pm-2:00 am, Th-Sa 5:00 pm-3:00 am. $$

Baby Grand

This karaoke bar offers guests bubble tea cocktails and a large selection of songs. Su 7:00 pm-midnight, M & T 6:00 pm-1:00 am, W & Th 6:00 pm-2:00 am, F 6:00 pm-4:00 am, Sa 7:00 pm-4:00 am. $$

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