Verlaine Bar & Lounge

(212) 614-2494

110 Rivington St, New York, NY | Directions   10002

40.720011 -73.987838

Open Hours

Verlaine opens at 5 PM seven days a week.

Happy Hour Seven Days A Week from 5-10PM with $5 Lychee Martinis, Southeast Asian Sangrias, Vietnamese Bloody Marys, House Red & White Wine, Basic Cocktails & $3 Yeungling Bottles.

 
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Neighborhoods: Lower East Side, Downtown

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Verlaine Bar & Lounge
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Verlaine Bar & Lounge

From The Owners of Verlaine Bar & Lounge

World Famous Lychee Martinis

Menu
Selections of Fine Cheeses and Crudite, Vegetable Summer Rolls, Verlaine Spring Rolls, Portabella Mushrooms Dumplings, Shrimp Tempura, Five Spice Calamari, Chicken Satay, Fried Ginger Chicken Wings, Yun Choy Vegetable Curry Puffs, Vegetables Pancakes... more

Reviews for Verlaine Bar & Lounge

Recommends

Trying to find the perfect mix of romantic ambiance, cheap drinks and yummy tapas in NYC is like a joke... until you step foot in here. Bring a date. Bring three dates! You can't go wrong.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cool spot in lower east side – Nice atmosphere, pretty affordable, and the food smelled amazing, although I was there for the booze.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

BEST PLACE IN TOWN ! GARY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON ON EARTH AND DON'T FORGET THE AMAZING HANOI MARTINI

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Amazing place but TOO loud! – I love this place and usually meet friends here all the time, but I think it's time for a break. I'm so sick of having to leave out of frustration that I can't hear the group that I brought to the place! Please turn down the music to a level that people can hear each other! Especially since this place is perfect for pleasant conversations over drinks and not dancing!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Darkness – This came recommended and I can understand why as the Happy Hour specials are a good deal. Don't order the Sangria though! it was gross and literally just bad cheap red wine with some fruit tossed in it. YUCK!

It's also incredibly dark inside, you truly can't see the person you're speaking too. It needs some light, it was like a dungeon. Bottom line-we left as soon as we finished our drinks. Pass it.. people.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Tapas and Drinks are great – The tapas here are excellent. I also love the lychee martinis! This is a great place to go with a big group of friends.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Come for the happy hour – This place was at one point, our Friday after-work hangout. If you go, as the other reviews said, get there right after work, like 6 or 7 (happy hour ends at 10). Because of the crowds that come later, and it's small size, the place is really only enjoyable if you have a place to sit. Get a table or sit or sit at the bar and hold your spot! We get the $4 lychee martinis (or 2 for 1 pale ale for the beer drinkers). You get completely wasted for a fraction of the cost. Besides the drink specials, I really like the place itself. Lower East Side meets Miami South Beach feel. They have alternating local art on the walls, the music is pretty good, and they have some light food (which tasted good, but being as intoxicated as I was I couldn't give you a fair opinion) Most of the bartenders are pretty cool as well. I did throw my fiancee's b-day party here one year and the manager was pretty rude. We reserved the front alcove but people were sitting there and he wouldn't let us take it over because 'they're eating and drinking.' I said,' well, what the hell do you think my party of 20 was going to do?' Otherwise, this one of the best places to go until 10pm.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Love those lychees! – Came here for a date on a Thursday one night- I am not one to drink martinis- ever- but I must say their lychee martinis were delicious. I really liked the atmosphere, dim lighting and mood, the appetizers were good too. Beware though, before I knew it I was wasted off those things, I don't quite remember leaving... Will definitely be going back!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Deal and Get there EARLY – I've been to Verlaine couple times and am not planning to stop doing so any time soon. This is definitely a good place for happy hour, assuming that you get there early enough. Normally I get there at around 6pm when the place is still nice and quiet (and able to sit at one of the tables) and leave just before it starts getting hectic. There are limited choices of discount drinks, but lychee martini and sangria is all I need so that's fine with me. I've tried a number of their food/tapas and they all came out decent and went well with the cocktails. To my surprise, last time I went, they started having bouncer at the door so don't forget your ID!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Lychee Martinis = Good Times – Verlaine attracts semi-attractive people, and has pleasant music, but the best part about it is that 30 minutes into your visit there you won't notice either.

The $4 happy hour lychee martinis are amazing. Get there before 10:00 PM and double/triple/quadruple order happy hour half priced drinks, and spend the next hour or two sipping them slowly. The people will get increasingly more attractive as the time (and the martinis) go by, and the music will suit your mood.

Another plus - the food is delicious and perfect to nibble on mid-drink.

This is the perfect spot to go to before hitting one the many clubs/dance bars in the area. The staff is friendly and so are the drunken guests.

Enjoy!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

For people looking for an intimate setting, a place that is warm and cozy and a place to have an entertaining converstation . . . this ain't the place for you. It's a bar! And at a bar expect loud music, overcrowding, and busy waitresses. If you are looking for a place to go and just let you hair down, have a a couple of drinks (that will give you a great buzz!), and good food, before you head home, to the club or out on a night on the town, then this is the place for you.

It's a bar, so expect the bar atmosphere, but all in all it's definately the place to go and just "hang".

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Won for:
Happy Hour (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Happy Hour (2008)
Martini (2008)
Bloody Mary (2007)
Martini (2007)
Bloody Mary (2006)
Martini (2006)
Bloody Mary (2005)
Conversation Bar (2005)
Martini (2005)
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