332 Lafayette Street (B/w Houston & Bleecker)
What the hell is this super-pretentious yuppie bar doing on this list? Well, it's an unbelievably beautiful space, for one... it looks like an English gentleman's club... dark wood and velvet everywhere. And the staff is incredibly nice, and seem happy to see an occasional goth amidst the sea of suits. At least that's been my experience. Drinks are expensive, but huge... as in double-sized. Best if you go with a crowd of friends and ensconce yourselves at a table.
Commentary by Mikaela Pearson, Wednesday, February 4, 1998.
|Illustration by Kurt Komoda|