87 - Anything goes at this eclectic Lower East Side dive, where the crowd of artists, musicians, and photographers can range anywhere from 21 (at least that's what the ID's say) to 60 years old. Muted orange walls display paintings by local artists, from the macabre to modern, available for purchase and on rotation each month. Like most trendy bars these days, there is ample exposed brick, but more unexpected are the exposed wires and pipes. Tulip lights alternating in blue and purple hang over the wood-paneled bar, from which cheap drinks flow: before 9 pm, get dollar drafts of PBR and well shots for $3, while well drinks go for $4 all night long. If it's your birthday, your first drink is on the house—we dare you to try the syrupy Sin City, concocted from cognac, honey, and chocolate schnapps. Wine by the glass costs $6, which should come as no surprise since it's the Macon Village kind (hey, at least it's not Woodbridge). Two TVs show whatever basketball or baseball game is on, but sports is certainly not the main draw. On Thursdays from 6-8 pm, catch stand-up comedians on open-mic night. Fridays and Saturdays bring DJs spinning soul, old school, and rock 'n roll. Most days bring whatever the cat drags in—if the bartender so feels inclined, he just might bust out his beer funnel or initiate a game of beer pong.