Of all the bars and lounges that have popped up on the Bowery Pioneer, Blvd, Mission none is as straightforward as Sláinte (pronounced slahn-chuh, it’s an Irish toast). The owners, who also run the Baggot Inn and Dempsey’s, have created a no-nonsense hangout with wood booths and stools, exposed-brick walls, flat-screen TVs and 17 types of beer on tap, including Guinness and Smithwick’s Ale plus another 17 or so bottles. Classic pub grub is served from Wednesdays to Sundays.
|Cross street:||at 1st St|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; J, M, Z to Bowery|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. AmEx, MC, V|