Mon-Thu, 2pm-4am; Fri-Sun, 12:30pm-4am
4pm-7pm; two-for-one drinks
L at First Ave.; F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.
Don't come here looking for Piper Perabo—you won't find her. What you will find are frat boys looking for naughty girls in leather trousers dancing on bars. And the ladies who love those frat boys? They're here too: women who wear Bermuda shorts and learned long ago how to drink their dates under the table. That said, the drinks are cheap, and the place has successfully recreated the veneer of a bar where people far tougher than most downtown Manhattan imbibers might genuinely go. Think of it as the Disney version of a road-stop watering hole. (The yucky smell, however, is the real deal.)
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.