F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.
The El Cobre replacement should open next month in Ravi DeRossi’s Cienfuegos complex. When it does, expect dim, deliberately low-frills surroundings. try the gin-and-tonic ($10): Dorothy Parker with lime and housemade tonic, served carbonated out of a keg.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.