Beauty & Essex
"Why are so many people hanging out at this pawn shop?" you might think to yourself while walking along Essex Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. But it's not the goods in this (working!) pawn shop that the hangers-about are interested in; it's what's behind the pawn shop's storefront: Beauty & Essex, a not-so-secret bar with a cavernous space for drinking and over-the-top brunching. In addition to the list of 14 cocktails, wines, and beers, there's the menu of food to help hold it all down. It includes such fever dream-esque items as tuna poke wonton tacos and shrimp cocktail with a jalapeño remoulade.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Sun 11:30am - 12am
Mon - Wed 5pm - 12am
Thur - Sat 5pm - 1am
Sat 11:30am - 3pm