Sun-Mon, closed; Tue-Wed, 6pm-2am; Thu, 6pm-3:30am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-4am
6pm-2am; $5 beer and shot, $5 wines
Fri-Sat, 6pm-10pm; specials vary
J, Z at Bowery; 6 at Spring St.; F at Second Ave.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Without sacrificing the liberal door policy or the many beers on tap, the owners have given the Bowery stalwart a clubby makeover by throwing a black epoxy resin on the floors, red light boxes under the bar, and squares of pleather on the walls. The old-school hip-hop and indie Britpop tunes emitting from the D.J. booth (modeled after a Chesterfield sofa) should complement artist Benjamin Kay's paintings and photos of Mick Jagger and Deborah Harry. The icing on the cake? Stripper poles in a reservable private back room.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.