The Public is a hotel on the Lower East Side, and it feels like it should be in the Meatpacking Spot. It’s big and sleek, and the lobby bar looks like a fancy, modern living room where you aren’t supposed to touch anything. The rooftop is more casual and lively, but you also have to get past a doorman in order to get there. And, on weekends, this probably won’t be easy - but if you manage to do so, you can enjoy the views. They’re excellent.
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Garfunkel’s is a relatively casual speakeasy on the Lower East Side where you can sit in a big armchair and have good cocktail.
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Home Sweet Home
If you need to go out and dance on the Lower East Side, Home Sweet Home is, at this point, a classic option. It's divey, but there's big disco ball.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
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