NYPD Files Suit Against Lolita Bar For Alleged Underage Drinking (Updated 10:23 a.m.)

Valentine’s Day was not sweet for at least one Lower East Side nightlife establishment. The 7th Precinct paid a visit to Lolita Bar at 266 Broome Street last night.  You can see the results; a restraining order notice was slapped on the door.  The city has filed a civil suit alleging underage drinking at the low-key LES hangout.

According to documents, underage patrons, undercover auxiliary police officers, were served on several occasions beginning last fall.  The city filed the case in State Supreme Court; a hearing is anticipated next Tuesday, February 19.  A short time ago, Matt Friedlander, the bar’s general manager, told us Lolita was not closed down last night and they’ll be open as usual this evening.

International Women Artists Host Closing Night Party

The International Women Artists’ Salon is closing out their show, Exhibition One: Zero Gravity, at Lolita Bar with a “Meet the Artists” closing party tomorrow night. The show took place over two months and included numerous visual artists, performance artists, a literary reading night and film and video screenings.  FREE // Wednesday, June 30th // 7:00-9:00 pm // 266 Broome Street.