First Look at Tammany Hall, Now Open for Dancing and Drinking on the LES

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Tammany Hall is not quite ready to serve you Roblé Ali’s sliders, but the music venue and bar is now pumping out live and D.J.’ed tunes five nights a week. There’s a stage for shows on the main floor, an upstairs mezzanine holding private tables, and a basement cocktail lounge with a state-of-the-art sound system for D.J. sets. Right now you’ll find twenty beers on tap and an antique fridge full of microbrews like Goose Island and Bourbon County — aged in bourbon casks — plus the usual selection of liquor drinks. Simon Ford and Jamie Gordon’s cocktail list will roll out within the month, with offerings including the Dirty Bastard, made with chile-infused Absolut vodka, dry vermouth, spicy olive brine, and the French Toast, a mix of cognac, maple-orange marmalade, and lemon juice, garnished with orange zest.

At the moment, shows are happening from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but the venue aims to begin offering earlier service and seven-nights-a-week operation by early March. When the food menu launches at about the same time, it will also include a selection of frites and dips. Glimpse the bi-level, 300-person space in our slideshow.

Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street, near Rivington St.; 212-982-7767