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View Poll Results: Which are has a better nightlife scene?
Lower East Side 14 43.75%
East Village 18 56.25%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:37 AM
 
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NOTE: Poll question should read "which area has better nightlife..."

Some may argue it's a false distinction to separate these neighborhoods, but I do think the area South of Houston does feel noticably different from the area between Houston and 14th.

In any case, these adjacent neighborhoods are both known to have some of the best nightlife in Manhattan. Which one do you prefer? Which one has better dive bars? Better cocktail lounges? Better clubs? How would you describe the difference between the nightlife scenes in these two areas?

Also, as a bonus question, do you think the West Village or Soho can compare to these neighborhoods in terms of nightlife?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Also, as a bonus question...
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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NOTE: Poll question should read "which area has better nightlife..."

Some may argue it's a false distinction to separate these neighborhoods, but I do think the area South of Houston does feel noticably different from the area between Houston and 14th.

In any case, these adjacent neighborhoods are both known to have some of the best nightlife in Manhattan. Which one do you prefer? Which one has better dive bars? Better cocktail lounges? Better clubs? How would you describe the difference between the nightlife scenes in these two areas?

Also, as a bonus question, do you think the West Village or Soho can compare to these neighborhoods in terms of nightlife?
The East Village is older (in gentrification terms) so it has a more diverse set of bars. It has real dive bars that have been there for decades and sleek and hip lounges. The LES bars are newer and more mid- to high-end and don't feel as organic to me.

SoHo is very overpriced. I wouldn't think to go there for a drink, although they have some good clubs. I don't know anyone who hangs out in SoHo. It's is full of wealthy European tourists parading around in outrageously expensive designer clothes. Not my scene at all.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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What's the point of your ?. Depending on what you're looking for either one will do. You have clubs, underground clubs, bars, etc in both areas. Also, LES and East village are relatively close to each other. A cab ride or a walk away. Manhattan has a plethora of nightclubs, bars, dive bars, sports bars, strip clubs, etc. Pick your entertainment.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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I'm no expert, but I think it's fair to say that the East Village is bigger, less concentrated, and more down-to-earth. I think LES probably has better swank lounges and clubs, while East Village has better dive bars and classic cocktail/speak-easy places.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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Is Orzo right? I always felt the LES was more down to earth and gritty - doesn't the nightlife follow suit?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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NOTE: Poll question should read "which area has better nightlife..."

Some may argue it's a false distinction to separate these neighborhoods, but I do think the area South of Houston does feel noticably different from the area between Houston and 14th.

In any case, these adjacent neighborhoods are both known to have some of the best nightlife in Manhattan. Which one do you prefer? Which one has better dive bars? Better cocktail lounges? Better clubs? How would you describe the difference between the nightlife scenes in these two areas?

Also, as a bonus question, do you think the West Village or Soho can compare to these neighborhoods in terms of nightlife?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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Meatpacking District!!! Lol.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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They kind of overlap each other for me. East Village I'm always around St. Marks and 1st ave for drinks. LES I'm always on Ludlow and Orchard or Stanton and Rivington, some consider Avenue A in alphabet city to be part of LES others consider it East Village, but I'm always there and Ave B and people from the area consider it LES. Like I said, they overlap so I can't really choose.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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A lot of these contemporary lounges are starting to develop in the LES, so it's definitely worth a try to check it out. East Village, I guess is more 'old' but has great nightlife. A lot of bars in the area, especially 2nd Ave. but make sure you check out both.
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