Sweet & Vicious

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Two pistols found during the bar’s construction are menacingly displayed in the doorway, but this relaxed downtown bar is more sweet than vicious. Bargoers crowd onto wooden benches or gather on a graffiti-adorned patio, weather permitting, to tip back pints of Hoegaarden. Beware: Like many downtown joints, what’s chill during the week can get packed on weekends.
Venue name: Sweet & Vicious
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Address: 5 Spring St
New York
10012
Cross street: between Bowery and Elizabeth St
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–4am
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V ($25 minimum)
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Brian M

Located on Spring Street in the Bowery, this quaint bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating. From the outside it is difficult to tell what is behind the doors. Inside, the ambiance is dark, but the music and string lighting, keep it lively.  During warmer months, they have a beautiful backyard area to sit with friends while you keep the pints flowing.  There are wooden benches around the entire yard and the walls are decorated with graffiti, reminiscent of how the entire Bowery looked years ago.  If you're into nostalgia, you can still head up the block to CBGB's and look at one wall of the famed club.  Don't look at the other walls. You'll be disappointed. 

Ashley B
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Inexpensive happy hour until 7PM! Good selection of tap beers/cider, wines and mixed drinks. Really delish margaritas, too! The settings is intimate with bench-like seating around smaller tables and dim lights. I'll give it 5 stars for meeting with co-workers after a long day at the office!! The bartender we had was really nice too, helpful and easy going when I didn't know what I wanted to order for a few minutes! :)