5pm-9pm; $2 Miller High Life and Pabst Blue Ribbon, $3 margaritas, everything else $1 off
G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
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This venue is closed.
Williamsburg's sauciest lounge is the brainchild of Deb Parker, the rock 'n' roll impresario who opened Beauty Bar and Barmacy (now Otto's Shrunken Head). With wall-to-wall painted pinups—the work of a talented upstate truck driver—and a retro pattern of blue and gold glitter on Kelly green walls, the interior is as dazzling as a showgirl's décolletage. The cocktails pay cheeky tribute to old-school stars with rocky reputations, such as Hedy Lamarr's Silk Stockings, a surprisingly tasty, frothy pink drink made with tequila, creme de cacao and grenadine, and the strong, tropical Zombie dedicated to Frances Farmer. The crowd tends to be young, attractive and generously tattooed, energizing an open-minded, anything-goes atmosphere. A jukebox, as well as laptop DJs mixing Irma Thomas, Dolly Parton and Peaches, righteously back up the babelicious scene.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.