Bars, Lounges East Village
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First-timers at this remote Alphabet City outpost will have to ask the smokers outside if they’ve come to the right place: Only a blue light marks the spot. Inside, a European crowd settles in for the equally Euro beer selection and for the offbeat jazz and avant-garde acts like owner Ilhan Ersahin’s Wax Poetic. Excellent live Brazilian music and dancing are the draws on Wednesday nights. In summer, an exceedingly pleasant backyard garden eases the pressure on the small space.


Venue name: Nublu
Address: 62 Ave C
New York
Cross street: between 4th and 5th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–3am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only
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