The Draft

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The Draft
Lower East Side
The Lower East Side space that was schmancy sports bar the Blue Seats has been reborn as this lounge. You can still catch the action on the field via 33 flat-screens, but black chandeliers and fuchsia flocked wallpaper may keep the frat boys at bay. To drink there are ten craft beers on tap, including Shipyard Pumpkin Ale and Sri Lankan Lion Stout, as well as sugary cocktails like the Puttin on the Ritz, a champagne punch with a rainbow sherbet float. The food menu sticks to game-day classics: sliders, wings and dogs like the Draft Wiener (a deep-fried tube steak topped with chopped raw onions, spicy mustard and chili sauce).
Venue name: The Draft
Address: 157 Ludlow St
New York

Cross street: between Rivington and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 5pm–4am; Sat, Sun noon–4am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average beer: $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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