This down-on-the-bayou joint ain’t fancy. Hard-working locals and tourists lured by the Southern theme come for the happy hour and the decor—hand-painted signs, mounted swordfish and a wooden kiosk that houses a raw bar. Snacks include creative adaptations of N’awlins favorites such as crab cakes and jerk-chicken heros.
|Venue name:||Live Bait|
14 E 23rd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 11am–1am; Thu–Sat 11am–2am; Sun 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, MC, V|