232 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 5pm–4am, Sun 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. AmEx, MC, V|
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This East Village bar is a snug place to sit back and have a few pints. Although it looks small from the outside, Solas actually covers 2 floors, although the upstairs is frequently rented out for private parties. If you come for drinks post work, the dim lighting and background music are a pleasant way to end your day. This crowd usually files out around 830-900 where a much younger crowd shuffles in. There are areas to dance both upstairs and downstairs, with bars on both floors. Occasionally during the winter, they have a warm pot of stew cooking to assist you with the chill. Drink prices tend to get a bit pricey if you stray away from beer and wine.