2pm-8pm; $4 beer and wine, $5 frozen margaritas
F at Second Ave.
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In October 2002, a Parisian-style bi-level bar opened in an old piano shop without bothering to change the sign. Since then, it's been sucking multitudes of chic rock-and-roll scenesters out of Brooklyn and back down to the Lower East Side, forcing jaded locals to hole up at nearby Max Fish and bitch (yet again) about the unwelcome invasion—before trickling down the block themselves once they're good and drunk.Live Music
Nightly at 8pm in the back room, $8–$10 cover; check website for schedule
Nightly at 7pm or 8pm, upstairs; check website for schedule
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.