The 100 Coolest Places of the Complex Decade

61. El Sombrero

City: New York
Address: 108 Stanton St.
Website: n/a

Brooklyn had the Turkey's Nest Tavern, the adorable dump that sold to-go margaritas, and Manhattan had El Sombrero, or the Hat, as it was affectionately known by the cluster of people that would mill around outside, smoking, drinking, being alive and a nuisance in the city late at night, just because. The food was nothing to drool over, but you came for the experience. You never knew who you'd run into at 3 a.m., fresh margarita stirring up your guts, demanding you do something stupid. Every city needs one.

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