Looking at the outside, and the corner that this bar sits on, you’d never know that inside the door on the corner was a bar like this. But isn’t that what makes the best places? Stepping inside, Night of Joy has an instantly comforting feel to it. The atmosphere feels like an old fashioned living room, but instead of one filled with your grandparents, extended family, and a bowl filled with butterscotch… it’s filled with friends, a big bar, and real Scotch. Also, a guy in the corner having two pizzas delivered, and the bar staff being totally cool with it. Awesome.
I always say. “I’ll be back,” (and yes, in a Schwarzenegger voice) to a number of bars, but a girl can only drink so much. Some places shoot right to the top of the list, however. This is certainly one of them, I really will be back soon. Especially, because I hear they have an awesome roof top for warmer weather. Really, any rooftop is an awesome one as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, if you’ve ever been to Hotel Del Mano, which I love, this is like a much bigger, rooftoppier, cheaper and more casual version. They’ve also got their ceiling painted like the one in Grand Central; just a side note for you fellow Art History nerds out there.
So, the drinks: tasty, reasonably priced. They’ve got a good beer selection and their jalapeño infused tequila beverage is one for the books. What else do you need? Also, if it gets dull, you’re a quick walk to a bunch of other places, such as Battery Harris. Happy drinking, folks.
Where: Lorimer & Withers (just four blocks from both Bedford L and Metropolitan G / Lorimer L). | How Much: Cocktails are $9, credit cards OK.