Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat, 8pm-4am; Sun, closed
4pm-midnight; $4-$5 beers, $6 well drinks, $5-$7 wine; $2 off top shelf liquor
Thu-Fri, 4pm-10pm; $4-$5 beers, $6 well drinks, $5-$7 wine; $2 off top shelf liquor
Sat, 8pm-10pm; $4-$5 beers, $6 well drinks, $5-$7 wine; $2 off top shelf liquor
6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; 1 at Franklin St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On a wind-swept, trash-strewn street in the no man's land between Chinatown and Tribeca, M1-5 doesn't soften the rough edges of its locale. The influence of nearby Industrial Plastics can be seen in the red screens on the front windows and the red plastic holders in the exposed-bulb chandeliers. Even the bar's name reflects a utilitarian theme: M1-5 is the city's zoning code for the neighborhood. Floor space around the central U-shaped bar is ample, as is the headroom, thanks to the eighteen-foot ceilings. The bar makes use of its surplus of square footage by playing host to events as diverse as birthday parties, corporate outings, and "big and beautiful" singles' nights. Staying close to the pool table, a small core of regulars provide a neighborly feel. The only thing missing is a neighborhood.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.