MercBar vets Matt Dino and Sean Hughes are behind this laid-back lounge, in the former Eldridge space. The narrow room, lined with exposed brick on one side and a stone wall on the other, features burgundy leather banquettes and black-and-white photos of New York street scenes. Find standard bottled beers (Stella, Guinness), along with specialty cocktails, like the Peary White, which combines pear-flavored vodka with orange liqueur, white-cranberry juice, lime and mint.
247 Eldridge St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC, V|