Ruby Lounge

East Village
Just click your heels together and say, “There’s no place like an East Village bar, there’s no place like an East Village bar.…” In a ’hood chock-full of them, this crimson-bathed beauty stands out. Sink into a low, velvety sofa or nab a spot outside, weather permitting. Patrons are low-key, and bar snacks are Mediterranean palate-pleasers (spinach-and-cheese pies, stuffed dates wrapped in bacon). You may never go back to Kansas.
Venue name: Ruby Lounge
Address: 186 E 2nd St
New York

Cross street: between Aves A and B
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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