Bars, Lounges Lower East Side
4 out of 5 stars
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Owners Denis Keane and Adrian McCarthy have opened an Irish pub—albeit one that spans 6,000 square feet, with a mini waterfall, bottle service and a VIP room. Celebrity mixologist George Delgado crafted the cocktail menu; chef John Donnely has created an adventurous menu of tuna-tartare tacos, smoked salmon and potato knishes, and more. There’s no cover fee—but there are $6 pints of beer, so a line might develop soon.



Venue name: Libation
Address: 137 Ludlow St
New York
Cross street: between Rivington and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average drink: $9. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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We went here for a Whiskey crawl and had a great time. They can get a bit crowded and it can be hard to get a to the bar but once you do the drinks are great! They have a bit of a club vibe which isn't really my favorite, but there is plenty of seating which is great! 

I’ve been here for dinner, brunch, and for a night out. The food here is amazing. My favorite is the fried mac and cheese balls, the crab cakes, and the calamari (all fried foods J). For brunch, they have a good menu too- unlimited mimosas!! Libation has three floors and the top two floors are mainly VIP. There’s coat check on the first and third floor, which is a plus during those cold winter nights. I definitely recommend this place.