PLAN DATE: TUES / JUNE 25
Ronin Stones isn’t a typo, but rather a beautiful interweaving of rock n’ roll and izakaya. This Japanese restaurant is decked out in non-traditional decor with distressed brick, framed album art, guitars, and concert-esque lighting in neon reds and blues. The menu focuses on Japanese barbeque in skewer and bowl form, with a “secret” sake bar in the back for the real fans.
The real trick up The Magician’s sleeve? Is that it’s actually just a laid back, locals bar. The bar is dim with only underlit bar lighting and a neon green clock. They have a main bar area with a few green tables and a back room if you need more space to nurse your Guinness or groove to the jukebox tunes. You’ll be amazed and astounded by their happy hours, where you can get draft beers and house cocktails like blueberry lemonade for $5 or less.
Lower East Side
69A Clinton Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The bites are on the smaller side, so order big.
118 Rivington Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Cash only, so make those bills magically appear.