And if you go on a weekday, you can escape the city crowds as well.
There is no bar to belly up to at this louche lounge.
A fortune teller greets patrons at this comfortably-worn reproduction of a prohibition speakeasy.
Does all this hocus-pocus translate to better drinks?
Alphabet City residents of all ages shoot pool on the two worn tables and select tunes from a jukebox that features Paul Stanley and Stan Yankovic the polka king.
After a century as a staple in the once predominantly Italian neighborhood, the original owners sold the name to an Australian hospitality group who revamped both the decor and menu, but preserved the storied history through prized negronis.
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If you're looking for an elegant seaside experience that rivals a day in the Hamptons, step aboard Grand Banks, the historic schooner turned oyster bar docked at Tribeca Piers.
Equally renowned is the Earl Grey MarTEAni, a frothy and fragrant nod to English teatime traditions made with loose-leaf—infused Tanqueray gin, lemon juice and an egg white.
The nice lady with the blond wig and penciled eyebrows is Lucy.