Endearing owner Reis Goldberg, who’s behind the bar most nights, has made all of the neighborhood’s diverse elements—yuppie newcomers, lifelong residents, artists, lesbians—happy together. Three levels ensure that there’s always a spot for quiet conversation as well as periodic jazz performances and poetry readings. Sit at the main-floor bar while you sort out the wine selections, or hit the pool table in the candlelit downstairs lounge. The backyard garden is open every day (weather permitting) until 11pm.
|Venue name:||Bar Reis|
375A Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 5th and 6th Sts|
|Venue phone:||no phone|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G, R to Fourth Ave–9th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. MC, V|