Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am
3pm-8pm; $3 20 oz. pints, $3 off wine, $2 off liquor
Sat-Sun, 1pm-8pm; $3 20 oz. pints, $3 off wine, $2 off liquor
L at First Ave.
Drop Off Service's owners have done right by this former laundromat, transforming its once-shabby interior completely but saving the wonderful plate-glass front windows, complete with etched-in name. Where industrial-sized dryers once spun, there are now gleaming taps, dark-stained, high-backed wooden booths, stylishly upholstered chairs, and rows of invitingly sleek barstools. The slick décor doesn’t upstage the main attractions: The list of European wines is concise and dead-on, and among the 26 beers on tap are mainstays such as the taste-bud punishing California import Arrogant Bastard Ale, Fuller's London Pride, and Dry Black Thorne—an English cider that’s a dry, snappy-finishing alternative to the sweet stuff. On weekends, the space fills up with mature, clean-cut East Villagers, some of them ex-pats looking for a taste of home while the incredibly accommodating staff bends over backwards to fulfill their patrons' cravings.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.