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4am on weekends (2am on weekSan Loco – with locations all over nights… still!). On any given night Manhattan and Brooklyn, the LES location does you can find a crowd hangnot fail to ing outside bring Lower feasting away East Sidon Nacharitos ers cheap, deliciously and Quack and Cheese unauthentic (quinoa mac Mexican and cheese food. I’m with salsa). talking bean 199 E 3rd St ballpark (between Ave nachos for Snack Dragon’s iconic sign under $2.50 A & Ave B) and burritos galore! The queso loco taco is also St. Jerome’s – Rocker Luc Carl opened this bar on pure rock & quite heavenly. Not only do they offer cheap food, they also will sup- roll, and even after giving away his management position after causing ply you with cheap beer, shots and too much of a stir for being Lady margaritas, despite its non-bar atmosphere. 111 Stanton St (between Gaga’s beau, it’s still the best bar on the Lower East Side to hear classic Ludlow St & Essex St rock & roll, punk and metal. The atmosphere is just what you would Snack Dragon – Tucked away on expect it to be—lots of teased hair, 3rd St, Snack Dragon offers perfectly portioned and perfectly priced tight leather pants and tattoos… on semi-healthy Mexican snacks until the boys. 155 Rivington St (between


With Manhattan real estate prices going up, and up and up, surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods are flourishing with young people with big city dreams. These neighborhoods have become the Mecca of youth and creativity, bringing in a whole new scene of music, art, fashion and food. Oh, and they all just love to eat and party. Whether it’s Williamsburg (North or South side), Bushwick or Greenpoint you’re heading to, there is always something interesting going on.

Clinton St and Suffolk St) Welcome to the Johnsons – Where to begin? This bar is set up like your old Aunt Margaret’s living room, who has kept it looking as it did in 1972. Full of awful wood paneled walls, awkward family portraits, a beer stained pool table and plastic covered couches, how could you not feel at home? $2 PBRs are a constant staple at this bar, and probably the only thing people actually order there. The bar includes a kick-ass

Welcome to the Johnsons

jukebox, if you can get it to work at least. 123 Rivington St (between Essex St & Norfolk St)

ing and crowd surfing galore, 285 Kent is an ideal venue to check out some of the best indie rock bands out there. 285 Kent 285 Kent Ave (between S 1st St & Grand St)

Alligator Lounge – This tropically decorated bar may come off a bit cheesy at first, but it is definitely a favorite amongst locals. Offering free personal pizzas (yes my friends, FREE) with every drink purchase 285 Kent – There’s no other way to the great bands that play there each makes this place the best first or last describe 285 Kent than a massive night, but that should not deter you stop of the night. Karaoke night is heat box full of drunk and crazy from not checking out this place. usually an interesting time as well. Brooklyn show-goers—an awesome The wall art gives the bare, ware600 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer St heat box full of drunk and crazy house-like room some character, Brooklyn show-goers at that. It may if you’re able to swim through the get a bit hot in there, mainly due to crowds to see it. Known for mosh19

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