Thu-Sat, 7pm-2am; Sun, 6pm-midnight; Mon-Wed, closed
N, R at 8th St.-NYU; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
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Tony Powe—one of the Zagat-anointed "most gracious hosts" in the city and owner of Clinton St.'s Barramundi—decided that his Lower East Side neighbors needed somewhere to go where they could talk to each other over a good cocktail. So he converted the second floor into a haven of cocktails and conversation. Enter through Barramundi, make your way all the way to the back, and push a bell to the left of the door marked "private": Tony himself will be there to greet you, as likely as not, and usher you into what could be any Englishman's country living room—though with a much better cocktail menu designed by Ektoras Binikos. Sitting on one of Powe's plush sofas, perfectly balanced Manhattan in hand, you'd almost forget you were in the city—just don't look out the window.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.