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Vasmay Lounge

269 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002 40.721611 -73.984676
at Suffolk St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-0820 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Billiards, College Bar, Dive Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Singles Scene

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

When the owners of three East Village institutions (Nice Guy Eddie’s, the Library, and Julep) painted the old Meow Mix bordello-red then hung neon beer signs in the window, the previous, lesbian clientele probably wept. But the changeover isn’t a total loss. Now a desexualized neighborhood rec room, the bar suggests an adlib party that could peter out, or ramp up, any minute. There’s a pool table at rear and a barrage of tchotchkes—Mexican streamers, a plastic palm tree, a mirror with Madonna painted on it—adding plenty of color. Even when only a dozen, mostly male, customers are sitting at the few cocktail tables or on the incongruous car-seat bench, the small room feels full. A jukebox stocked with thrash and twang longs to draw East Village pub crawlers westward. But the owners’ Avenue A joints have all the cred and the crowds. So far, Vasmay has the clutter.

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