Whether the name seems unfortunate or funny, the impression is compounded when you enter and discover low red lights, a bordellolike atmosphere and, yeah, a V-shaped bar. The accents of the patrons reflect the soundtrack (world music, six nights a week). The drinks, too, are all over the map, from the Lavapolitan (Absolut Peppar and Loco soda) to La Tropical beer, from Cuba.
|Venue name:||Lava Gina||Contact:|
116 Ave C
|Cross street:||between 7th and 8th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 6:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|