A Fun, Socially-Distanced Space To Play Games & Let Loose
Tonight you’re in the mood to hang out—just not at home. Start with a hearty Italian meal at Sauce, which has an extensive menu hitting all the classics. Enjoy the low-lit rustic ambiance as you choose between antipastos, such as fried calamari, beef carpaccio, octopus, fried zucchini sticks and, of course, garlic bread. But save room for the entrees! You could go for pizza — on thin crust or cauliflower crust — pasta or one of the house favorites, like the Gnocchi al Tartufo (made in a black truffle sauce and topped with fresh black truffles), Lasagna Bolognese, Branzino or Lamb Chops.
Instead of returning to your couch, move to the leather Chesterfields at Sour Mouse, the newly opened social club in the Lower East Side. The 6,000-square-foot space, formerly the iconic Rainbow Room, was designed to be an escape from your four walls, says co-owner Aaron Ho. The former owner of cozy cafe Black Cat LES, Ho expanded on the living-room ambiance, adding ping pong tables, live music and, of course, booze. While foosball and billiards currently aren’t available due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several competition-standard pool tables sit cooly in the far left, surrounded by the vibrant works of local artists. While playing board games on the couches, nosh on any of the pre-made charcuterie boards — cheese, cured meat, or vegan — sourced locally from Essex Market. Sour Mouse represents New York City’s new nightlife scene—safe yet old-school fun.
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