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the lower east side

The Lower East Side is an iconic neighborhood that is chock full of history and in recent years has housed some of the most creative artists, musicians and the like. Although it’s becoming overrun with bridge-and-tunnelers and annoying people from midtown on the weekends, the Lower East Side has not died just yet. Cake Shop – A café by day, bar place online, but it’s on 2nd St befor table service to relax! 217 E 3rd and venue by night. The upstairs is tween Ave A and Ave B. I promise St (between Ave B & Ave C) quaint and cute, making it the per- you can’t miss it. fect date spot. The bar offers a ton of Double Down Saloon – Ass juice. Home Sweet Home – Taxidermy. importWeird porn. Weird Everywhere. Home Sweet Home ed beers people. Pinball has become a home to many of the as well, machines. That is regulars, being that there is a difgiving exactly what you ferent party every night. Located you a will find at Double underneath a storefront, it is somebetter Down, and please, what hidden but a definite treasure choice do not be afraid. when found. Good music, good than A shot of ass juice drinks and good times are what your is a mere $4, and Home Sweet Home stands for. 131 typical I promise, it tastes Chrystie Street (between Delancey draft just like bubbleSt & Broome St) The stage at Cake Shop beers. gum (although I’m Downstairs contains another still not completely sure of what’s The Meatball Shop – This restaubar and a tiny stage, charmingly actually in it). Spacious and full of rant is literally devoted to the meatadorned with Christmas lights. TV screens playing old horror mov- ball, and meatballs of types. Fear Some of the areas greatest bands ies and weird porn, it’s the perfect not vegetarians and vegans, they play here on any given night, assur- place to have a very, very interesting even offer veggie balls! Dubbed the ing that whether you are looking to night. 14 Avenue A (between E 1st “meatball Mecca,” food critics and relax or dance, you will enjoy your St and E 2nd St) locals agree that this restaurant is night at Cake Shop. 152 Ludlow St phenomenal. 84 Stanton St (be(between Stanton St & Rivington St) Elsa – Elsa’s quaint little charm is tween Allen St and Orchard St) one you must experience. Drinks Dollar Pizza – Tiny and filled with are a bit pricier than most other creepy workers, this place is an bars in the area, but the chill atabsolute must for drunken walks mosphere is great for a relaxing home. I mean, a surprisingly-quite- night with friends or with a date. delicious slice of cheese pizza will The cocktail menu is worthy of cost you a whole dollar, with topraving about, filled with a variety pings for 50 cents! And hey, if you of absinthe and other magical come here enough and the workers alcohol mixed drinks. Small and start to remember you (ahem, like tucked away on a quiet and resime…) you may even score yourself a dential block on 3rd St, I highly, free slice (or at least a free topping). highly recommend this bar to Meatball sliders from The Meatball Shop There isn’t even an address for this anyone and everyone. Sit down 18

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