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Route 85a

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85 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009 40.725771 -73.984314
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-1775 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, DJ, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene
Yun Cee Ng

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Daily, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-8pm; two-for-one drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; L at First Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Finding a chill bar in the packed-to-capacity East Village can be a frustrating experience, so it's always a pleasant surprise to come across a comfortable, reasonably priced spot like Route 85a. This basement-level lounge with a laid-back vibe is different from the other bars in the nabe. Outer-borough types walk right by this place—they must all prefer street-level establishments—so the clientele is pleasantly (and uncharacteristically) limited to East Village locals enjoying the good seating, excellent jukebox, DJs, and '80s nostalgia piece de resistance: Ms. PacMan.

State Night

Sun-Wed; buy one, get two free when you present valid ID from the night's featured state

Wed-Sat, 9pm-4am