The Magician

118 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
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  • Daily 5pm-4am
The L.E.S. swarms with wandering zombie-people on Saturday nights, though the Magician has developed immunity to such rowdiness. You will find cheap, cheap drinks ($2.50 during happy hour!), but the crowd never settles here, as seats are always readily available; the Magician is more of a pit stop. The interior design--a combo of black-and-white tiles, neon clocks, a glowing jukebox, and a mailbox(?)--furthers this idea, making the place look like a 1950's diner with the lights turned off. But that's OK: Use the Magician as a cut-rate spot to fuel before a night on the L.E.S., or as a wind-down afterward.

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