Imperial Tavern

161 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10002
Inside Imperial Tavern, there are two large words above the bar: "Food" and "Alcohol." But it's a bit more complex than that. On the epicure-friendly menu, for instance, you'll find the Disco Burger Sliders, boasting such innovations as the glazed donut bun and house-made bacon. In the alcohol department, there's the option to order your own keg: perfect for a DIY bar party. The crowd is sometimes dictated by that keg, causing the patron type to vary from backward-hat 'n' tie dudes to skinny-jean alts. The room's constant force, however, is the record-junkie-curated wall, filling every crevice with album sleeves. Fortunately, Talking Heads' Remain in Light has a prime spot.


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