Looking for company? You have indeed come to the right place. This comfortable neighborhood bar hosts a generous happy hour from 5:30 to 9pm (7 to 10pm on Sundays), and it welcomes a local crowd that nurses Scotch by the muted light of an enormous flat-screen television. Hearty pours from the well compensate for a slim beer selection, and retro decor staples (pressed-tin ceiling, checkerboard floor, red velvet curtains) make up for the pretentiousness outside. Bring a friend, slink into one of the tall black-vinyl booths and stay awhile.
242 E 10th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5:30pm–4am; Sat, Sun 7pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, MC, V|