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Friday, May 21st, 2010—Bar 131

Day 131—Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Mug Lounge (Originally headed for Drop Off Service)

The PayPal button has once again rang and it’s the first time a bartender has rang it. I’m sure you all remember Kelly the pretty and friendly bartender from last night’s rooftop crawl at 230 Fifth, if not, here’s her picture to refresh your memory and pleasure your eyeballs:
Kelly sent in a generous donation of ten dollars! Thanks so much Kelly, I really appreciate it and thanks for the hospitality and great service last night. And for posting not once, but twice for photos on the bar crawl!

Okay, speaking of past bar crawls, I met a couple last Friday when I crawled into I
lili, Katy and Brian. They’re both web designers and Katy told me she was working with her dad on a website for him. I told her to send me the link so I could post it and she did. Check it out, it’s called “Gorge With George” and it’s a cool site all about food. Here’s the link: Gorge with George. Hey George, if you get a show on the Food Network, can I be a guest? I make a mean ice cube!

Okay, on to the crawl. I found a cool little spot on Avenue A called, Drop Off Service. It used to be a laundromat and now it’s a bar. I kind of wish they wouldn’t have totally transformed it, I’m wearing yesterday’s socks and could kill two birds with one stone, but you can’t have it all. And so, with dirty socks and a dirtier mind, I crawl onwards and upwards!

Okay, here we are at Drop Off Service, wow, it looks crowded in here.

Holy shitballs, it's packed in here and really, really noisy. I'm half deaf, so I think I better find some other place. I'll come back here on a slower night, it does look like a nice bar, just too crowded tonight for me.

This place is just around the corner and doesn't look quite so packed.

I've missed Happy Hour, but they have Red Stripe beer here, so let's check it out.

It looks nice in here, plus there's a disco ball and a seat in the middle of the bar. This is the spot for tonight!

And Yvette, the super-cute and friendly bartender serves me up a Red Stripe. It's Yvette's last night here and there's a going away party happening here tonight.

And tonight is my Baltimore Bar-Crawling buddy Gene Rubbico's birthday. Happy birthday, Gene! Rumor has it that he and Smoopy drank 50,781 drinks in a celebratory evening.

The bar houses a big selection of booze.

Handel was seated next to me enjoying a fresh glass of Stella.

Here's a couple chilling out on the couches opposite of the bar, let's go meet them.

Meet Niqi and Div. Niqi's friend's with the owner of the place, Mike and said she'd tell him about this review.

Vinny takes over bartending duties as Yvette retires and joins her going away party.

I just noticed there's a doorway that leads to another room in this place, let's check it out.

It's a lounge area and the vibe is totally different in here.

Lots of couches, cushions and art on the walls make for a laid back atmosphere in here.

This pretty trio were relaxing and enjoying drinks in the lounge. From left: Alena, Melissa and Teresa.
There's a DJ booth in the corner, but where's the DJ?

There he is, behind the sparkly curtain.

It's international DJ, DJ Ouaga. Check out his MySpace page here: DJ Ouaga.

Lounges are cool, but I'm more of a bar guy, so it's back to the bar area for me.

And here's Yvette, off duty and doing a shot on the other side of the bar. Cheers to you, Yvette!

Kyle was enjoying the party and wished me luck with the 365 crawl.

Bartender Vinny hard at work behind the bar.

Here's Jenny and Shawna enjoying drinks and Yvette's going away party.

Just as I was leaving, Tom was coming in. Hello and goodbye, Tom.

And one last parting shot of Yvette with her friend Cecilia. Happy trails, Yvette and goodnight everybody!

Mug Lounge is a bar that has a bit of a split personality. When you walk in, you’ll find a bit of a funky type dive bar with a couch and tables opposite the brick-walled bar and a little make-out nook to the side. A disco ball hangs from the ceiling and the bartenders are friendly and the cliental are mainly locals from the neighborhood who welcome the odd first timer like myself. To the left of the bar itself is a doorway that leads to a different type of atmosphere. Once you cross the line you’re in a lounge area where a DJ spins hip hop beats and there’s comfortable couches and cushiony chairs to lay back and chill out. Local artwork and photography stills line the walls.

They offer up a decent selection of bottled beers and a healthy wine list. Some of the specialty cocktails available at the bar include: Orange Crush, which is Svedka Clementine, Cranberry Juice and Red Bull, Ruby Red Canary, a concoction made of Absolut Ruby Red Vodka, DeKuyper Triple Sec and Pineapple Juice and a Black Manhattan which is Jim Beam Black and Sweet Vermouth garnished with a cherry. The Mug Lounge offers nightly drink specials which you can check out on their website.

There’s internet access in the bar and they have international movie nights on the flat screen TV’s. Stop by and mug it up at the Mug Lounge in the East Village of New York City.

Mug Lounge
448 E. 13th St. (Near Ave. A)

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Reader Comments (17)

Thanks Marty ! Birthday was a little boring yesterday. I'll pick it up today !

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

What an eclectic place! I like it! Especially those little flashlighty lights above the bar. Best of luck to Yvette on her future endeavors. TO MUG!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Cool looking bar and they have Red Stripe...a favorite brew of mine.

Hooray Beer and Hooray for Marty!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

I don't believe it, Marty... the beauteous babe parade continues at 365! Yvette is knock-your-socks-off gorgeous, as are the rest of the ladies in today's installment! Three healthy arrooos and four healthy rowfs for each one of them! Now that the dental excavations in the back of my mouth are healing and I can eat again, and now that the shit storm that has blown through my life these past couple of months is beginning to wind down, I'm really beginning to notice the liquor selections you've been featuring at your various crawl stops. I could really use a good solid episode of binge drinking to celebrate my survival of the past month and a half! Down the hatch, mother****ers! Yee Haw! Oh, Boris, you should really consider some babe related 365 merchandise designs to celebrate the beautiful bartender related aspects of this epic bar crawl experience.

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

I love that lounge.. I'd love a room in my house decorated like that!!!! and I had massive wizard of oz flashbacks with that man behind the curtian thing.. yikes...

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

P.S.-little pnk oompa loompas be damned, I'm in a mood for a bar crawl of my very own!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

And just a reminder, the 365 Bar Store, set up by the 365 resident artist, "Boris" is almost ready to open the doors. Stay tuned for the Grand Opening next Tuesday!

May 21, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Note to Hef: Time to feature "the Girls of aguywalksinto365bars.com" and Marty has to do the photography. Another great bar.

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMapes

It's two, two, two bars in one! Cool joint and loaded with good looking women! Nice crawling, Marty! And I checked out the Gorge with George site, cool site and blog. Generous of you to add the linkage!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly


I could get used to seeing Kelly on all your bar reviews. Thanks for a great time in NYC. Gene, Smoopy and I had a great time. I look forward everyday to seeing the lastest bar that you have visted.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Great hanging out with you as well, Terry! Say hi to the other BBC for me and hurry back!

May 22, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

"Lounges are cool, but I'm more of a bar guy, "

me too Marty!

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

bartenders women are ALWAYS CUTE !!!! and that makes sense.... I learned during my managment study that in certain business, you must hire people when they are cute !! who the fuck would get sarah Palin for bartender??? right? :D

Hi Marty! I forgot about this encounter until I finally got around to organizing some snaps recently. I have a picture of you showing the business card. I'll send it to you when I get home later.

Nice to meet you that night and I wish you safe travels and success on your epic bar hop

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHandel

@Handel: Thanks, it was great meeting you and your friends! I look forward to seeing the photo!

June 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Hey man, great meeting you! I hope your liver is doing ok. All in the name of book research!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

@Kyle: Great meeting you as well, say hi to everyone there for me!

June 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

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