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
Hours Mon-Fri, noon-4am; Sat-Sun, 11am-4am
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
Hours: 6 p.m.-11 p.m, Sun-Thurs; 6 p.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat
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
Cusine: MexicanAddress: 253 Broome St. (near Orchard)/mapPhone: 212-228-6710
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; weekends 10 a.m.-1 a.m.Menu/web siteReservations: yesDelivery: noMore than a decade after arriving on the "below Delancey" restaurant scene, Barrio Chino is still one of the most popular...
A 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...
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
Hours Mon-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, closed