4pm-9pm; $3 Bud Lights, $4 mixed drinks
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Situated on an out-of-the-way stretch of First Ave., Bar East’s wide-open floor space is nearly empty most early evenings; inside, friendly bartenders await to swap life stories with whomever is sidled up to the long oak bar studded with brass lion heads. Two pool tables and a dart board are home court to trophy-winning teams from both sports. Tables line the wall opposite the bar, leaving plenty of room for the young, professionals (who hit the bar late, after shedding neckties and heels in nearby apartments) to mingle under the muted, yellow lights. DJs pick up the tempo later in the week, spinning everything from heavy metal to hip-hop.Food
There's no food served here, but patrons are welcome to bring in grub or have it delivered.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.