Now that it’s closed, we can reveal that the Annex was the Lower East Side music venue that was up for sale back in May. So what has taken its spot? A little place known as the Doghouse. Hipsters and rock and rollers, if you’re still clinging to the idea that the LES is the place for you, it’s time to splash that PBR on your face and take your first look at the neighborhood’s latest addition, complete with photos of Yankee Stadium on the walls, four flat-screen TVs (with six more to come), skee-ball and pool upstairs, and beer pong — yes, the Doghouse is planning to host beer pong no matter what the SLA says. Hot dogs are always free, margs are half-off during Monday Night Football, Tuesday is trivia and karaoke night, and Saturday there’s a live eighties band and oversized Sex on the Beaches. That just about covers it — oh, except there’s a red-lit basement lounge, called Cloak, that will operate with a doorman and a list.
The Doghouse, 152 Orchard St., nr. Stanton St.