Gallery Bar has taken the Lower East Side gallery trend to a new level, being a gallery by day and two-level lounge/bar at night. Sounds very smart to me in a declining economy- people will always like to look at art, but people will always LOVE to drink. The gallery shows a wide array of emerging artists from graffiti to fine art and is also host to many private events. Expect guest lists for the events (an easy RSVP usually), vodka sponsors at openings, and unflattering lighting!
Who: Gallery Bar
What: Daytime Gallery morphs into Lounge
Where: 120 Orchard Street