Bars , Lounges Lower East Side
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Virginia Rollison








A venue with a serious identity crisis, Fontana's is a relatively pristine upscale dive bar upstairs and a grimy, low-ceilinged rock club downstairs. The booking is all over the rock map, but the real attractions are the joint's sporadic yet highly discerning metal showcases.
Venue name: Fontana’s
Address: 105 Eldridge St
New York

Cross street: between Broome and Grand Sts
Opening hours: Daily 2pm–4am
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V
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Brian M

This bar has many levels to it, but you wouldn't notice from passing by.  Located in LES near Chinatown, this watering hole has a decent selection of beers to choose from.  Semi circle booths line one wall and the bar the other.  Head towards the back and you will see ping pong tables and some vintage arcade games.  Find your way downstairs and there may be a band or DJ playing on any night.  Wednesday nights were trivia night over the summer and it was fun answering random trivia and potentially winning free shots.  Free pizza concludes each trivia night to boot.  More challenging to get around when the bar gets packed and the bathrooms were sparse, but if you can deal with that, you should find something to keep you busy here. 

Moriah S

Fun bar for the weekend! I like that they project movies on the back wall, it makes it sort of divey but very crowded - I agree with the description saying they have sort of an identity crisis. They also have some ping pong tables in the back but when it's really crowded you can't play. Bathroom situation blows - 3 total stalls in the whole place, no line structure that's not literally obstructing people's access to the stairs and the staff (and patrons!) didn't care that one toilet was completely clogged and practically overflowing.