Few local bars like to hear the words private party and Saturday night in the same sentence, but Sammy and Leonard O’Connor’s Solas is one that does. They’ll let you book the red room upstairs gratis; they’ll even kick out amorous couples who wander in. If you’re just here for a drink or two, you’ll find a bustling Irish pub downstairs from the spacious two-room lounge. Snag a beer at the bottom and make your own private party.
232 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 5pm–4am, Sun 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. AmEx, MC, V|