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Local 138

138 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002 40.720321 -73.988184
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-0280 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    2 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space
Photo by Gavin Thomas

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Mon-Thu, 4pm-4am; Fri-Sun, 2pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-9pm; $4 draft beer, wines, and well drinks; $7 Tall PBR-and-shot

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


To its credit, Local 138 successfully brings together several disparate elements to make a swell neighborhood lounge. The rock tracks that are always playing attract hipsters who might otherwise gravitate to Max Fish or Pianos nearby. But the music is seemingly at odds with the wood-paneled walls, which give the small space a more old-fashioned, pub-like feel. The TVs over the bar area are usually tuned to sports and run counter to the sophisticated back room which aims for a more upscale vibe and is popular for private parties. But it all manages to coexist in perfect harmony, thanks in part to the benevolent bartenders, friendly patrons, and cheap well drinks.

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