Mon-Fri, 6pm-2am; Sat-Sun, noon-2am
6pm-8pm; $10 Pitchers of House Beer, $15 Craft Pitchers, $3 Cider Pints
F at Second Ave.
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| Ongoing |
|Lasers in the Jungle|
New York’s first Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre opened in 1999, and has been cranking out NBC stars and Comedy Central writers ever since. Its newest franchise—UCB East—feels a little more established than in its older sibling, mostly in that it’s not buried underneath a supermarket. But while the setup and the shows are a bit different than what goes on in Chelsea (the East Village location tends to feature more stand-up routines than the famed long-form improvised skits at the original location) it shares the same raw spirit and the same chance to laugh until fluids involuntarily exit your body. The bar has a sort of punkish, ‘it’ll do,’ improvised look to it: there’s about four or five different patterns of floor tiles all jammed up together, zany light fixtures, and walls coated in both chalkboard-paint and drunken witticisms. It features nine rotating beers on tap, emphasizing local and craft selections. And although the bar offers a decent happy hour and pitchers to loosen you up, it’s more or less a waiting room for the adjacent theater.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.