No libation costs more than $5 and guests can order five middle-shelf shots for $12, at this storied punk-era NYC watering hole, which closes its doors forever in July due to a change in building ownership. Beware: Guests who are heard using the word "literally" inside of this venue will be politely escorted out.
Step into another era—make that multiple eras—at this elegant bar and lounge where each room transports you to different time period. One lounge is decked out in mid-century modern furniture, with JFK quotes and vintage ashtrays. Another brings tipplers to the flapper era, with tufted sofas and Gatsby-style opulence. Crushed velvet is everywhere in another room set in 1857 while the room set in 1772 features sexual cartoons fancied by the day's French aristocracy. Reservations encouraged. Mon-Thurs 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-3 a.m., Sun 5 p.m.-1 a.m.