145 E. Houston St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Eldridge St.
By nativeny212 on 6/25/2007
I have gone to this place after being invited by a friend - I did a double take, because I have actually walked by a hundred times and not even noticed it. The room is really simple, long and narrow like many places in the neighborhood. I wouldn't say it smelled like a spa, but it's definitely cleaner than most places in the les. The thing that is most different about the place is the staff. They were, dare I say, friendly. The crowd in general seemed pretty laid back (a mix of hipsters and off-duty professional types) and the drinks stiff if a little pricey. To my surprise, a dj came on at 10pm, and by 11pm is was packed - a little too busy for my taste, but a good spot for a weekend party. I have gone back since, and found that it is nowhere that busy during the week.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.