Sixth Ward

A sometimes rowdy Irish theme bar with a fairly substantial menu (burgers, pizza, wings, etc), a large patio in the back and a few pool tables.

191 Orchard, near Houston

212-228-9888

Hours Mon-Fri, noon-4am; Sat-Sun, 11am-4am

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Mary Queen of Scots

A Scottish gastropub featuring a large selection of scotch and whiskeys, plus a pretty ambitious menu (including a number of chactuterie plates).

115 Allen Street, near Delancey

212-460-0915

Hours: 6 p.m.-11 p.m, Sun-Thurs; 6 p.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat

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Los Feliz

A gussied up taqueria and tequila bar (150 varieties) from the Spitzer’s Corner team. The exapnsive lower level has a clubby feel. Private rooms are available.

109 Ludlow, near Delancey

212-228-8383

Hours 5pm-4am

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Barrio Chino

barriochino

Cusine: Mexican
Address: 253 Broome St. (near Orchard)/map
Phone: 212-228-6710
Hours:  Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; weekends 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
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Reservations: yes
Delivery: no

More than a decade after arriving on the “below Delancey” restaurant scene, Barrio Chino is still one of the most popular spots for good, inexpensive food and interesting drinks.  Taking its cues from the neighborhood’s Latino and Chinese cultures, the decor is eclectic.  Most everything on the menu is good; we especially like the tortilla soup, soft tacos and enchiladas verdes.  The margaritas, made with Barrio Chino’s signature infused tequilas, are top notch and never too sweet.  The staff is friendly and laid back, but the place is tiny, so if you’re not prepared for a wait, weekday lunch might be your best option.

 

Loreley

loreleyA rowdy German beer hall, off the Bowery, that usually has pretty good food.  Hearty specialties include: chicken paprikasch, spaetzle, bratwurst. There’s also a garden in the back. One one recent trip here the burgers came out cold, the fries soggy.

7 Rivington, near Bowery

(212) 253-7077

Hours: Sun-Tue, noon-1am; Wed, noon-2am; Thu, noon-3am; Fri-Sat, noon-4am

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Jadis

This romantic wine bar also offers small plates (mostly French-accented).  There is a nice selection of pates, cheeses, pressed sandwiches and salads. It’s a good spot for small parties.

42 Rivington, near Forsyth

(212) 254-1675

Hours Mon-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, closed

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