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Lively groups of well-dressed bar hoppers mingle in this large bar featuring exposed brick and low lighting. Seating is plentiful, but wise visitors arrive early to grab cozy couches and take control of the jukebox’s playlist, which includes music ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to the Velvet Underground. Specialty drinks like the Naughty Girl Lemonade and the Green Envy are tasty and pack a punch, but the handful of beer and wine selections are cheaper.

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Insider Tips
Happy Hour

Get $1 off all drinks weekdays from 4pm to 8pm. As an extra bonus, the jukebox is free, too.
The Extras

If you’d like to throw your own private bash, the bar is available to rent out. Call and talk to the owner.
Know Before You Go

Women who cringe at the bar’s unisex bathrooms or want to avoid the long lines can skip to the dining room, where there’s a little-known, ladies-only bathroom.
On the Menu

Food flavors lean toward Caribbean, with creative twists such as grilled jerked squid and coconut saffron chicken. Diners on a budget will delight in the well-priced snacks like yam fries and roti (grilled flatbread).