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Nexus Lounge

76 E. 1st St., New York, NY 10009 40.723291 -73.988387
at First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-598-9126 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Irish/Pub, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space
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Thu-Sat, 10pm-4am; Sun-Wed, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

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MasterCard, Visa


Terry Dunne, who owned the late jazz nightclub Tramps, harkens back to his swankier roots by adding a downstairs lounge to his Irish standby One and One. Named after a Seinfeld episode in which Kramer declared the corner of First and 1st to be the nexus of the universe, the dimly-lit space accommodates just under 200 people in a classy setting, especially given the dive upstairs. From an elevated booth cut into the exposed brick walls, rotating guest D.J.'s provide a soundtrack that can careen from rock to electronic. A translucent onyx stone bar and lit panels alongside the staircase emit posh appeal as does a cocktail list ruled by seasonal offerings like variations on the Irish coffee or playful takes on martini standards. But don't expect the sophistication to rub off on the girls in tight jeans twirling around the poles on the modest dance floor or their shaggy-haired counterparts from the boy's dorm slurping shots on the ample black leather banquettes.