Lower East Side Commerce & Culture
All facets of New York City’s celebrated culture converge in the Lower East Side. Notable bars, restaurants, museums, music venues, delis: You name it, this neighborhood has got it. In particular, if you’re on the hunt for nightlife, the Lower East Side will be the time of your life. Whether you’re going to grab a few drinks with friends or searching for a spot to become a regular, you’ll find countless bars serving up beer, wine, cocktails, and sake. Food in the LES is similarly a fantastic voyage of unending tastes, from Sunday brunch to weeknight dinner to when you just need a little late-night assist. For a standout lesson in history, the Tenement Museum — housed in two remarkably preserved former tenement buildings — paints a rich picture of the everyday people, the Lower East Side residents, who lived in these homes over centuries and helped literally and figuratively build this great city.