Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, 11am-2am
5pm-8pm; $3 select draft beer; $5 wells; $6 featured cocktail
G at Nassau Ave.
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Owners Brooke Baxter and Rolyn Hu of Glasslands Gallery opened Manhattan Inn, another music-venue-that’s-not-quite-a-music-venue, in late 2009. Live pianists play ragtime and jazz every night while hired singers and full bands spur some spastic hipster dancing. Justin Farmer, of Bouley Bakery, assembled a mainly organic menu that beats out the five-plus authentic Polish joints on the block. The interior, from the movie-theater seats to the floorboards, is recycled from old film and Broadway sets, former cafés, and local artists. But the cocktail menu, whipped up by former Allen & Delancey barkeep James Endicott, is all original. Members of the David Chang fan base can even find an egg-white drink on the list that reaches eggnog levels of creaminess. If you get bored here, just check out the tiny curtained room next to the ladies room, where old movies project on the wall across from a bench just big enough for two.Live Music
Pianists tickle the ivories on the back room baby grand every night from about 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. as well as Sat–Sun, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. during brunch and Tue, 10:30 p.m.–1 a.m. for live piano karaoke.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.