C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Houston St.; N, R at Prince St.
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Room #1, as narrow as a railroad car, has a slate-covered bar illuminated by votive candles. In room #2, velvet couches and additional candles create an ambience that can best be described as Pottery Barn goes Goth. There's no hard booze, but with more than 70 varieties of brew (including many rare German and Belgian imports) and two dozen types of wine, who's complaining? Those "big beers," like the appropriately named Delirium Tremens, pack as much punch as a stiff martini. The bartenders may not be the chatty kind, but they know what you want to listen to: Radiohead, the Smiths and Massive Attack are typical fare.Extra
Ever wish your favorite bar had clones across the city? Well, as luck would have it, the room does: the otheroom, in the West Village, and Tribeca's anotheroom.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.