Verlaine Bar & Lounge

Verlaine Bar & Lounge

Bar, Lounge, and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Divanna G.
    "Great lychee martinis, unlike most water down happy hour drinks."(84 Tips)
    Marjorie W.
    "Ask for Keith, he is the David Blaine of bartenders.... Awesome!"(9 Tips)
    Tiffany
    "Happy hour until 10pm every day🍸 definitely get the lychee martini"(63 Tips)
    Tanasha S.
    "The red sangria is awesome!! Love this place!"(5 Tips)
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  • Liam O.
    Great atmosphere and drinks. Killer salsa band playing live on a Sunday night. Crowd is a live one. No complaints.
  • Kristen L.
    Kristen LApril 9
    Actually one of my favorite places in NYC. Amazing drinks, prices and staff. Super fun and chill vibe. Highly recommend
  • Jaim
    JaimMarch 21
    Lychee martini happy hours are the best. Pretty good tapas to go with.
  • Dex B.
    Dex BlumenthalJuly 17, 2015
    Once you come here, you will never go anywhere else. Best Bloody Mary on the planet. Culinary genius meets ideal atmosphere.
  • Marlon B.
    Marlon BrysonJune 28, 2015
    What can I say "lychee martini anyone". The lychee martinis are awesome couple with happy hour until 10pm. The atmosphere and people are cool.
  • Arin R.
    Arin RayJune 26, 2015
    The drinks seemed subpar but we also didn't get the seemingly popular lychee martini. Definitely going to give this place another chance later
  • Jim T.
    Jim TaylorApril 9, 2015
    The south-east Asian inspired small plates and tapas are great for earlier in the night when the crowd isn’t so busy, but are all flavorsome & delicious cocktail bites. Read more
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CornwallMarch 20, 2015
    Happy hour drinks pack a nice punch....a bit on the cozy side does get packed during happy hour but that's to be expected. Delicious appetizers.
  • Chanel B.
    Chanel BrownDecember 28, 2014
    Lychee Martinis = yum ... great happy 7 days a week from 5 pm to 10 pm $6 drinks! Cannot beat it!
  • RcL
    RcLDecember 24, 2014
    Good food if you can get a table. Great happy hour specials. Gets pretty loud.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 8, 2014
    Lychee martini is a must. Carlos is a great bartender. Draws an outgoing crowd. Enjoy happy hour and make a few new friends.
  • Jc Q.
    Jc QAugust 28, 2014
    Lychee Martini ($5 till 10pm)... best happy hour in the City. Great cocktails awesome bartenders. Bring a date or a group of friends you'll have a blast!
  • Quoc C.
    Quoc ChangAugust 10, 2014
    Really good Lychee Martinis. If you have a large party (i.e., more than 4) and want to sit in the lounge area, make reservations in advanced as they are always reserved.
  • Ashlee H.
    Ashlee HonAugust 6, 2014
    $6 lychee martinis, sangria, and wine during happy hour from 5-10pm. Make reservations to ensure you get a table!
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MachadoJune 19, 2014
    Best drink i ever had (rumbaud), nicest appetizers, great door man (really kind and friendly), miss somewhere like this here in brazil.
  • Sandra A.
    Sandra A.March 21, 2014
    Best Lychee martini in NYC. Happy hour is insane so get there early. And don't leave without trying the fried ginger wings!
  • Bulat T.
    Bulat Tha BossJanuary 28, 2014
    Those 5$ lychee martinis!!! By the time me and my friends ordered 4th round I realized I loved it so much not because of the drink itself but because of the fruit! Lol. Cocktail itself is good too)
  • Pei
    PeiNovember 2, 2013
    Awesome happy hour...$5 cocktails! Non-divey lounge with dive prices...what's not to love?
  • Sonie G.
    Sonie GusehSeptember 21, 2013
    Amazing happy hour specials. Lychee martini is great, as is the chili salmon.
  • Rowena B.
    Rowena BukalanAugust 17, 2013
    $5 lychee martinis during happy hour are so bomb, but seating was a little tight.
  • Elisa
    ElisaJuly 11, 2013
    Great lychee martinis and atmosphere if you're willing to put up with the slowest service ever :)
  • Sami A.
    Sami AvilesMay 11, 2013
    Great lychee martini for $5, but not enough seats to sit or hang out. Can't really count it as a "lounge".
  • Monica P.
    Monica PhamApril 25, 2013
    Happy hour, only 5 bucks for happy hour. Lychee martinis are super strong but taste real goood !
  • Algernon B.
    Algernon BDecember 20, 2012
    Get the Lychee martini of course. It's even better during happy hour cause its only 5 bucks. Worth every penny.
  • Annie L.
    Annie LuOctober 12, 2012
    Cozy and intimate, with good service. I hear the food's pretty good but I've only ever ordered drinks.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GonzalezSeptember 21, 2012
    The chicken satay & spicy chicken dumplings are great...the calamari is a southeast Asian take on the traditional Italian app but is really good as well. Happy hour is 'til 10pm so that's a plus too!
  • Ron C.
    Ron C.August 29, 2012
    $5 Lychee Martinis... These have to be the best ones in NYC. As well as the cheapest.
  • Yura L.
    Yura LeeAugust 2, 2012
    It's a tiny place. If coming with a huge crowd, make a reservation. If not, watch out for waiters glaring at you. The lychee martinis are STRONG. 1-3 will leave you better than good.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DünxJuly 2, 2012
    cheap happy hour till late! Can't beat it! Also great, cheap tapas!
  • Ashley O.
    Ashley O'BrienJune 27, 2012
    Keith is a doll, very attentive and sweet. But, if you're here on a Saturday ask for Xavier. Call him "The lawn mower" to see how he reacts.
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BatruniMarch 12, 2012
    if you like sugary drinks, lychee martini is good. if you like wine, the $5 house wine at happy hour is good.
  • NYC E.
    NYC EcloguesDecember 19, 2011
    Come in, relax & have a $4 Lychee Martini. If you're here that's your drink & you're looking to have a few. The food here is weak but the happy hour deals are extensive so you won't notice.
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GameroDecember 6, 2011
    Great atmosphere for Happy Hour til 10pm! Lychee Martini's are a must!
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 7, 2011
    This mellow LES lounge offers $5 drinks every night until 10PM. Try one of the martinis, kick back, and relax.
  • Ayodele S.
    Ayodele SpencerOctober 25, 2011
    Ginger chicken wings. Cornmeal encrusted flounder. Asian snow peas with shrimp. Pan seared salmon.
  • Lianne S.
    Lianne StokesOctober 19, 2011
    Sunday and Monday get your Lychee martini for 4 clams! You won't remember leaving, but parting is sweet sorrow anyway.
  • Divanna G.
    Divanna GuabaSeptember 9, 2011
    Great lychee martinis, unlike most water down happy hour drinks. Awesome food as well! Freaking love this place!
  • Dens
    DensAugust 31, 2011
    Where I met @harryh for the first time (2005). It was a few mos before the dball/Goog deal went thru, but HarryH (a Goog eng) knew the deets & pitched me on wanting to work w/ us once we got to Goog.
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewMarch 17, 2011
    he Lychee is a beautiful thing, these drinks go down real quick, and the price helps them go down even quicker. check out the rest of our review and our night out. Read more
  • Clyde Erwin B.
    Clyde Erwin BarrettoJanuary 11, 2011
    The Lychee Martini is only $5.00 during happy hour! Really chill and relaxing decor as well.
  • t+e
    t+eNovember 7, 2010
    both martinis made with the cucumbers were delicious. however, i liked the spicier one better...
  • Sophia J.
    Sophia J.October 16, 2010
    Nice little place. And I don't mind the $5 lychee martinis!! Not bad, not bad at all. A place to get to at least once...
  • Minogue
    MinogueSeptember 28, 2010
    Verlaine makes the BEST lychee martini in the city, and it's only $5 during Happy Hour which goes 'til 10PM everyday of the week!!!
  • Jessica
    JessicaAugust 18, 2010
    Keith is the best bartender in the city! Be sure to order his special tequila shots... They're delicious!!
  • Robert L.
    Robert LugoJuly 28, 2010
    Keith is a very attentive bartender! Great selection of tequila, 3 gen. Thanks for a great time
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DohertyJune 25, 2010
    This bar has amazing cocktails, Keith really hooks it up! Try the lychee martini, it's da bomb.
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨June 12, 2010
    Friendly bartenders, reasonably priced drinks, nice vibe. There was a DJ spinning on Fri night
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RansomApril 28, 2010
    Best Lychee Martinis in the city! And a great LONG happy hour, too bad the nyc world discovered it tho, don't come here on the weekends, its too packed!!!!
  • JC E.
    JC EarleMarch 7, 2010
    Really nice martini bar in a great area. It's nice and big but one of the waitresses is kind of a shrew. The bartenders are cool though. Tip: Go to the bar and get your own drink, service is slow
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McCarthyMay 27, 2009
    Half price martinis and apps during happy hour! Just beware, it gets really crowded.
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