93 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 5th St.
By Tatsulok2375 on 4/10/2011
I love this place. It's one of the few places in New York that's managed to survive and maintain true integrity. Yes, I am a jaded NYer that pines for the old days. Fridays and Saturdays are packed like most bars in NY but Monday's the best day to go. You'll see a lot of locals and regulars. The DJs play an eclectic selection of music that attracts a mixed crowd which is one of the best things about New York: That people from different walks of life can dance shoulder to shoulder and unite through their love of song. The staff are super accommodating, nice and HOT! I always get into something when I'm there.
By SophieRose on 5/2/2009
I love Lit Lounge. It's exactly what you expect it to be... a real dive. There is no sign advertising its presence, the floor is dirty, the lights are crazy dim (ironic to name it "Lit" when it is one of the more poorly lit establishments I've set foot in), and it acts as a cut-through to some kind of design studio, located in the back. The bathrooms are gross, but punk-rock gross, so it's a little more tolerable with the kitsch. Overall I don't remember cocktails being terribly cheap or pricey (somewhere in the middle for New York) but I went on a Thursday and they had an AWESOME special on beer... ANY beer for $3 or $4 (I forget), which you can't beat. Also, it was fairly empty and there wasn't live music until later on the night I went, but I checked the calendar the next day and they've got some rad acts that come through their doors. I recommend Lit enthusiastically, it's a great place to get drunk.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.