4pm-9pm; $3 draft beers and well drinks
L at First Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.
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Whether or not it's a DJ spinning 4A.D. records for still-dreary-after-all-these-years Goths, the Raven's patrons tend to be deadly earnest. True, some performances are really quite good; most are more unbearable than they should be, however, precisely because everyone takes themselves, and their Art, a little too seriously. During the day, the Raven's couches and sunlit windows make for a comfortable, if collegiate-feeling, cup of coffee.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.