Tue-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-2am, Sun, noon-10pm
5pm-7:30pm; $5 glasses of wine
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; F at Second Ave.
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The Manhattan sibling of Williamsburg’s Dijital Fix, Culturefix is primarily a future-focused design and gadget store hawking everything from lomography to high-end speakers. But unlike Dijital, Culture Fix boasts a downstairs bar, meaning each visit generally entails some fun exploration through technology, design, art and booze (not necessarily in that order). The bar itself comprises little more than a long timber counter and a handful of barstools. The heavily Mediterranean wine list (with prices starting at $6 a glass) ably compliment the Basque-style pintxos tapas dishes with a twist: think fennel and chives with citrus, or grilled cheese with mozzarella and cornichons. The menu is rounded off with a couple of local boutique beers and ciders, including a New York brewed white ale and an English-style cider.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.