24. Libation

Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address:
 137 Ludlow St.
Website:
 libationnyc.com

What happens when a Meatpacking District-type venue attempts to cash in on the cool factor of the Lower East Side? You get Libation, a sady out-of-place bar, one that draws a socially clueless MPD crowd to one of the last undouchified neighborhoods standing.

Why are meatheads and newly-minted legal girls flocking to Libation’s outdated (but not in a purposefully retro way) digs, complete with yellow and orange glowing waterfall? Because they don’t know any better. If they did, they would not be singing along to Lil Jon and LMFAO when there are dozens of bars twice as legit just blocks away. Which is exactly why you shouldn’t go here.