When the more popular (read: overcrowded and overrated) bars run out of room on a Saturday night, the Lighthouse shines. Fifteen beers on tap are complemented by Costa Rican bocas, such as enyucado (fried balls of yuca dough filled with seasoned ground beef). The kitchen is open late, and you can even smoke on the patio out back.
The Lighthouse Tavern
|Venue name:||The Lighthouse Tavern|
243 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between Carroll St and Garfield Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 3pm–4am; Thu, Fri, Sun noon–4am; Sat 10am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Union St|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. Disc, MC, V|