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La Caverna

122 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002 40.7195 -73.9873
nr. Essex St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-475-2126 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


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  • Scene: Hookah Bar, Bar Food, DJ, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Theme
Photo by Gavin Thomas

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Sun and Tue-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am; Mon, closed

Happy Hour

Tue-Sun, 5pm-10pm; $4 beer, wine, and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa


Smack dab between a corner dive and a bakery is a door leading to a lair that’s more Fraggle Rock than rock and roll. Owner Nick Ajdari went to great lengths to reproduce a Roman cave: Stalactites hang from the ceiling, inset candles glimmer on the stone walls, and the fountain’s perimeter doubles as a seating area. Whatever the ancients would have thought of an illuminated waterfall and sheltered nooks for orange leather armchairs, neo-Bacchanalians are digging the scene. You won’t find anyone ordering penne alla vodka at the white-cloth tables on those nights; instead everyone hits the hookah or the dance floor.