4pm-9pm; 2 for 1 drafts, wine and well drinks
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 6 at Bleecker St.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
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It's smack dab in NYU territory, but 116 doesn’t need a team to hand out flyers or beer and wing specials to attract a great crowd. Though you might miss it if you walk by too fast—116 (a name which comes in handy for your inebriated friends trying to locate it) is nestled below a flight of stairs at, creatively, 116 MacDougal Street. Sporting an impressive history—Ginsberg, Dylan, Kerouac, Springsteen, Cosby, and Wavy Gravy are all among the resident performers at this historic spot in its days as the Gaslight Café—the drinks are strong, with a refined cocktail menu brought to you by Alex Clark of Balthazar prestige. Watch expert mixologists shake up drinks like the sweet and tangy Gaslight (House Infused Chipotle Pepper Tequila, Prunier Liqueur d'Orange, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Honey), which goes down with a kick. True to its Bohemian roots, the space offers live entertainment ranging from poetry slams to rock shows to stand up comedians, with a live DJ on weekends.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.