Elsa is one of our favourite neighbourhood bars. My girl Sarra lives across the street so it's so convenient. It's "usually' filled with cool local East Village cool peoples, I say that without the "weekend" disclaimer, the weekend draws often an unexpected crowd. Weekday you are safe to go to Elsa and find a great vibe. The drinks are fantastic and not too expensive. I love their Pimm's Cup and their Dark & Stormy... and actually pretty much any drink on the menu! My recent favourite is their Tequila Old Fashioned. Amazing!
217 E 3rd St. (btwn Ave B + C)
New York, NY