Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat, 1pm-4am; Sun, 1pm-2am
4pm-8pm; two-for-one beer and well
Sat-Sun, 1pm-8pm; two-for-one beer and well
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From the people who brought you Uncle Ming's comes this Scottish theme bar, a twist on the antique-chic trend begun by Freeman's and writ large by the Bowery Hotel’s Lobby Bar. The Rob Roy–ish décor focuses on an old Scottish design tradition that may or may not actually have existed—there’s a liberal use of stained glass and prints of heroic-looking Scots in kilts, much like the ones the bartenders wear on special occasions (only less sexy). Custom wood paneling covers the walls and ceiling. The “pints” are undersized, but splurging on the single malts will warm you from within, even if the fireplace doesn’t do the job. A refreshingly varied age range, mostly local creative-professional types, seem to enjoy the relaxed, high-concept atmosphere.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.