Lovers of Today

Lovers of Today

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Stars
    The experts at Village Voice and New York Post recommend this place
    • Village Voice
    • New York Post
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    Collette S.
    "bourbon based Waterloo Sunset and rye based Satellite of Love"(8 Tips)
    Nate F.
    "hong kong garden: gin, lemon, honey, yuzu pepper, and cucumber"(7 Tips)
    Aaron B.
    "Reynolds is the best mixologist I've met."(7 Tips)
    Brian D.
    "Waterloo Sunset and Satellite of Love"(3 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • hong kong garden
  • good for dates
  • waterloo sunset
  • happy hour
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  • Mai D.
    Mai DinhJune 1, 2013
    Jack and Jill drank their way up the hill. The Golden book murals take you back to times you may or may not want to remember. The cocktails, however, take you to a place where details matter.
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨heart icon on user image
    ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨October 28, 2014
    A lost underground Manhattan bar, which is off the beaten path. We came on a Monday night & it reminded us of an incredible week we had in Czech Republic! This place is a hidden gem in the E. Village!
    Upvoted Feb 4
  • LaDawn P.heart icon on user image
    Sexy and dark atmosphere with excellent cocktails! Perfect for an intimate date night or happy hour (until 8 pm on weekdays) with girlfriends.
  • Sacha S.heart icon on user image
    Sacha SJuly 14, 2017
    Cool hidden little gem. It is a very romantic place where you can sit for hours and talk. Cocktails are fine! Hey make everything themselves, which is quite cool.
  • Will H.heart icon on user image
    Will HugueninApril 21, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    The Hong Kong garden and astral plane are premo choices. Go for happy hour for $8 drinks (reg $13) and less crowds.
  • Willem V.heart icon on user image
    Willem Van LanckerAugust 24, 2015
    Funky underground cocktail bar that feels a bit like the "old" East Village. Can get very crowded (and hot) on a weekend night.
  • Collette S.heart icon on user image
    Collette SMarch 20, 2015
    Come for happy hour which is everyday between 4p-8p and cocktails are 2-for-1. Limited seating. I had the bourbon based Waterloo Sunset and rye based Satellite of Love - both were fantastic.
  • Zsuzsanna M.heart icon on user image
    Zsuzsanna MiklósiApril 11, 2017
    nice little hidden place, excellent for talking, great music and of course super cocktails
  • New York Post
    New York PostSeptember 1, 2014
    The ambiance is exclusive but not stuffy, and, as the name suggests, most people here love and let love. There’s a long, comfortable corner on your left when you enter, and two booths for cuddling. Read more
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengSeptember 21, 2013
    It's such a hidden germ and a cute place. They have amazing drinks! Hong Kong Garden is a must have! Plus Jessica is an awesome bartender. HH $8/drink 5-8pm from Thursday - Saturday.
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisDecember 22, 2019
    Cheapest, good cocktails I’ve found on this trip to NYC. Happy hour, 1/2 price cocktails 5-8 everyday. This is the Rumble.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyJuly 5, 2016
    Avoid the Hong Kong cocktail. It sounds like it's gonna be awesome (gin, lemon, honey, peppers) but it's not. Other than that, great spot to take a date after dinner.
  • Candice D.heart icon on user image
    Candice DSouzaNovember 30, 2016
    Love this little speakeasy bar, that you can easily walk by and not know its existence. Dark, candlelit, small and intimate. I seem to always get seat here.
  • Zeba S.heart icon on user image
    Zeba SiddiqiFebruary 10, 2017
    Small, hidden gem of east village! Cocktails are really worth a try
  • Mike F.heart icon on user image
    Mike FriedmanSeptember 30, 2015
    Gold medal worthy post-dinner date spot. Hong Kong Garden is delicious and has a little Yuzu kick.
  • CBS New York
    CBS New YorkJune 11, 2015
    They're serving the "Lovers of Today" cocktail, with gin, yuzu peppers, lemon, honey, and cucumber for NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through 17th). Read more
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMay 26, 2018
    There’s a second bar in the back of the courtyard with a lot more seating but the buzzy front is where u wanna be
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoMay 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Alternate between the Waterloo Sunset and Satellite of Love for a great night. Also, one of the few cocktail bars in the city with a legit happy hour.
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiNovember 9, 2015
    Good vibes, refreshing drinks for $12, quick service, mostly couple. The music is a bit too loud
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniDecember 29, 2015
    Cozy and intimate. The cocktails rival the other great cocktail bars of the city. Snag a booth for your group.
  • Katy I.
    Katy IonisDecember 5, 2013
    Great drinks and dark cozy vibe. Come early to grab seats because it's small.
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezJuly 11, 2015
    Spicy drink lovers: Hong Kong ... and the rum roll. Great drinks over all. Bartenders know what they are doing.
  • Anne E.
    Anne EbelingAugust 21, 2011
    if you don't see anything appealing to you on the drink menu, tell the bartender what you like and he/she will make you something special.
  • Leanne Z.heart icon on user image
    Leanne ZDecember 17, 2015
    Cocktails way more accessible than other cocktail bars. Drinks were good and super cozy atmosphere but idk if I would come not during happy hour.
  • Angela D.heart icon on user image
    Angela DawnJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is cozy and sweet. Great craft cocktails and good music. Stick to the menu and tip your bartender.
  • Keith K.heart icon on user image
    Keith KerrJanuary 7, 2018
    “Up” is in a glass with a stem, “tall” is in a tall glass.
  • Nish
    NishMay 28, 2016
    $7 dollar happy hour cocktails can't be beat. Try the Marquee Moon -- it's like boozy pink lemonade!
  • Martina C.heart icon on user image
    Martina CarusoNovember 27, 2017
    Delicious cocktails, but a bit expensive. Great atmosphere and music.
  • Anechka M.heart icon on user image
    Anechka M.April 6, 2018
    It’s such an awesome bar, hidden gem near to the Tompkins park. Great house cocktails 🍸
  • David R.heart icon on user image
    David RiveraFebruary 7, 2016
    Great spot and great drinks! Can get packed. Def try to snag a booth!
  • Guillaume F.heart icon on user image
    Guillaume FlandreJanuary 17, 2016
    Original cocktails in this bar. There are big booths for groups, but the place is limited so better be there early
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonNovember 22, 2018
    Do not make the same mistake I made though: this is a speakeasy through and through, meant to be intimate/romantic; just (usually) has no line/wait, $13 drinks that are pretty good
  • E D.heart icon on user image
    E DwardApril 9, 2016
    Vey charming, tiny little bar. Fun to sit at the bar and talk to the bartender if it isn't busy.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceMay 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Specialty cocktails with a sign out front, so not much of a "speakeasy". Small joint that shares the same owner as the other 3 b00ze joints in the building. An average joint, I'd say.
  • Kurkina A.heart icon on user image
    Kurkina AnnaApril 9, 2019
    Fantastic drinks and moderately priced. Never crowded but be prepared to stand.
  • Carolineheart icon on user image
    CarolineJune 15, 2015
    Amazing cocktails in a low key, charming, somewhat hidden nook of the East Village.
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertDecember 31, 2016
    hong kong garden: gin, lemon, honey, yuzu pepper, and cucumber
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoJune 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Small, but one of the best speakeasies in the city. Good backup for Death & Co and PDT nearby.
  • Molly D.heart icon on user image
    Molly DonohueJanuary 25, 2017
    A great date spot - snag a cozy booth
  • Swig
    SwigNovember 12, 2014
    Small speakeasy that has great drinks. Less expensive than other bars of its type but the drinks deliver. Remember to Swig your drink.
  • Ryan E.heart icon on user image
    Ryan EickSeptember 15, 2018
    Good cocktails, chill spot, and slightly cheaper than similar spots
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeJuly 24, 2015
    Decent drinks, albeit a bit contrived, but they're made well. The hidden space is cool without trying too hard.
  • Ariel V.heart icon on user image
    Ariel VieraMay 27, 2015
    Great cocktail bar with happy hour, friendly bartender, and very comfy booths.
  • Billy J.heart icon on user image
    Billy JacobsonMay 9, 2016
    The cocktails are amazing and go so well with the happy hour till 8:00
  • Jimmy Z.
    Jimmy ZhuMarch 28, 2012
    Reynolds is a fantastic mixologist - sit at the bar, watch him throw tumblers in the air, squeeze bizarre bitters into drinks, and order off the menu if everything on the menu is too floral
  • Vladheart icon on user image
    VladNovember 19, 2017
    Good place to go on a date if you fancy some cocktails and good (loud) music.
  • Molly S.heart icon on user image
    Molly StoddartAugust 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great tiny bar with awesome small menu of cocktails.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneAugust 8, 2013
    Low-key, dark, small and moody place for cocktails - Another girl, another planet - best Jasmine infused vodka cocktail ever.
  • Michael G.heart icon on user image
    Michael GogelApril 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot off the beaten usual st marks place 'path'.
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia San JuanDecember 11, 2015
    Tucked away, buzzy yet uncrowded. Great happy hour.
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