Stop by to hang out with a mostly-neighborhood crowd, and bond with someone who also quoted Morrissey in their high school yearbook.
There’s a chance your bartender will be dressed as a cheerleader.
It’s just right there on Spring Street, and that’s why we like it.
You can get a good cocktail here, but you don’t have to jump through any hoops like you do at those speakeasy-type places. It’s a little bar all by itself on a quiet street near the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge, and as far as nightlife goes, it’s the only game in that part of town. When you’re looking for somewhere to go on a Friday night that’s cool but not incredibly crowded, try this place.
Stop by for cheap drinks and a conversation that will cost you very little but might pay dividends.
The Johnson’s is the cleaned-up sister bar of the hole-in-the-wall LES dive Welcome to the Johnson’s.
Come on a slow night, and you’ll still find a decent crowd here.
You’ll also find a little jar with hair ties on top of the single toilet, despite the fact that people really only puke on weekends.
It looks like the sort of place Al Pacino’s Scarface would’ve partied at if he’d gone to art school instead of going all-in on the drugs thing.
If you live in Gowanus, there’s a decent chance that Halyards is your Cheers.