Sun-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 7:30pm-4am
F at Second Ave.
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Now, there is a subtle sign, and the dim light peering through the small, street-facing window suggests that some exclusive form of nightlife is taking place inside. But despite its low profile, No Malice has a diverse, unpretentious fan base of young downtowners. A few older regulars at the bar sip from the impressive selection of bottled beer, and when the crowds are minimal, the vintage furniture and fireplace attract couples and small groups who value conversation over preening. When the troops arrive around 10pm—and the DJ starts spinning hip-hop and R&B—the chatter level sends romancers elsewhere, leaving the spacious bar and outdoor covered patio to serious carousers only.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.