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||Contact:|
186 E 2nd St
|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|