Sun and Tue-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am; Mon, closed
5pm-10pm; $4 beer, wine, and well drinks
F at Delancey St.
Smack dab between a corner dive and a Mexican takeout joint 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 shrimp risotto at the white-cloth tables on those nights; instead everyone hits the hookah or the dance floor.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.