509 E. 5th St.
New York, NY 10009


  • Daily 3pm-4am
At Sophie's, old, fat regulars sip beer next to twiggy, boa-wearing St. Anna's kids. The sub-zero-degree bathroom features some of the more invigorating graffiti scrawl in New York. When the bartender is smoking, you know it's OK to unearth your own sad pack. It's dark and no one cares.

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