Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 317 East Houston St.

Roger Says: I found Parkside Lounge through my buddy “Magic Brian.” He’s a performance artist and escape artist, and he does variety shows there. I’ve sat at Parkside for two hours and watched contortionists, magicians, and burlesque. When the show's over, you go to the bar and they have a good selection of beers and a good jukebox. I really love the neon sign outside. I hope that they never, ever get rid of it.