Bar East

Bar East

Too clean to be called a dive, to gritty and casual to be called a lounge; Bar East is your classic neighborhood bar. Tucked into a decently sized space on an unassuming stretch of First Avenue in the Upper East Side, this is the kind of place where the bartenders are friendly and the atmosphere welcoming to just about anyone. The long oak bar is a total classic studded with brass lion heads, and there are pool tables and a dartboard for people to entertain themselves with. During the early evening, the space is nearly empty; later on, DJs pick up the tempo with an eclectic mix of music that brings in a crowd of vivacious young professionals.