Sun-Wed, 11:30am-2am; Thu-Sat, 11:30am-4am
4pm-7pm; $2 off draft beers, $5 well drinks
6 at Spring St.; 6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sepia-toned prints, voluptuous banquettes and a mahogany-paneled ceiling—Onieal's has all the trappings of a classic Gotham men's club. As chatty, clean-cut bartenders straight out of L.L. Bean pour you prosperous-looking cocktails, it's easy to feel rather well adjusted. Best not to linger, though: All the tasteful restraint and polished precision can get a little unnerving when you realize that what you're basically enjoying is the overstuffed banality of hotel lobbies and suburban country clubs.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.