Located far west in Soho gets, this large, low-key hangout offers TV, pool and a jukebox programmed with classics like Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” The mixed drinks, served by the pint, are a great value at $5. Come by on “name night” (Monday through Saturday)—if yours matches the one Antarctica has randomly chosen, you’ll drink for free between 5 and 11pm. Skinflints appreciate the cheat-sheet available at antarcticabar.com.
287 Hudson St
|Cross street:||at Spring St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 7pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St; 1 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. AmEx, MC, V|