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Mug Lounge

448 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10009 40.730172 -73.981999
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-746-1357 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Live Music, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Singles Scene, Wine Bar
Photo by Kathryn Yu

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Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-9pm; $4 well drinks, $3 beers

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Mug, once a modest coffee bar and hipster beauty salon, sure has changed. By junking the hair supplies and upping the chichi add-ons—cushy cube stools, retro lamps, a pomegranate cocktail made with 80-proof p.i.n.k. vodka—the bar’s entered the party phase of its adolescence, morphing into a lounge straight out of the imaginations of Sex and the City's set designers. The Cosmo crowd, however, doesn’t reach critical mass until after midnight, when Mug’s plush nooks and crannies loosen inhibitions by offering the illusion of privacy; beforehand, the bar offers an upscale-yet-unpretentious neighborhood vibe. (An eclectic wine list is the spark for many a post-work wind down.) One warning: If you bring your token gay friend, don’t expect him to lounge on those Moroccan-mod couches for long—popular East Village gay bar the Phoenix, directly across the street, deploys a powerful tractor beam.