Fifteen-year-old Nikki’s is a neighborhood sanctuary fueled by cheap, strong drinks, lively patrons of every stripe, and a jukebox full of soul and R&B. Sunday nights bring live jazz or blues; at other times, the bartender may entertain the crowd with some fancy footwork. Busy into the wee hours, Nikki’s is the ideal place to cap an evening.
289 St. Nicholas Ave
|Cross street:||between 124th and 125th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 1pm–4am, Sun 2pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D to 125th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. Cash only|