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Habibi Lounge

114 E. 1st St., New York, NY 10009 40.72301 -73.98772
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-0253 Send to Phone

Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Sun-Thu, 2pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 2pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

Hidden amid subterranean delis where cabbies scarf Punjabi food to go is a narrow nook where neighborhood locals kick back on cushioned benches dotted with silk throw pillows. The walls have been papered in red and gold then accented by Moroccan lamps while a lone palm tree (all there’s room for in the narrow, low-ceilinged space) adds a touch of Marrakesh. Yet as the menu of hummus and eggplant salad indicates, the management is actually Egyptian; reggaeton and bangra videos push the diversity even further. Since the lounge is BYOB, you’ll need to bring hooch to mix into a variety of virgin drinks (e.g., mango juice, banana shakes or karkade—a tart Egyptian hibiscus tea). Teetotalers can catch a buzz from the hookahs with flavors ranging from the fruity (mango, orange, banana) to the totally fruity (Sex on the Beach).