Tuesday, September 4, 2007


There was still plenty of daylight after dinner at Ssam Bar, and we felt like a drink outside. So we went to the only place I know of with a backyard garden, D.B.A. Jason told me about this place a while ago.

But first, in honor of the tourist-filled holiday, we walked an extra block past D.B.A. to the Seinfeldian nexus of the universe, 1st and 1st.

I noticed the Nexus Lounge across the street.

I wonder if Nexus Lounge opened pre- or post-Seinfeld episode. Was this the writers' inspiration for the nexus of the universe or is it the other way around? It's probably the other way around, but I wonder if this was known as the nexus of the universe long before the episode or if this is an example of life imitating art. Hmm.

Anyway, I really like D.B.A. They have a very large selection of beers, tap and bottle, usually $4-6. They also have an extensive selection of liquor like dozens of different single malts and tequilas. That's a good draw on its own. But there's also a nice garden in the back.

It can sometimes get a little loud, sometimes a little too smokey (I'm surprised people my age still smoke), but usually it's pleasant. It's almost as if you're not in the city, though I wouldn't exactly call it an oasis. It's really just like a backyard city garden.

41 1st Ave (btn 2nd and 3rd St)
New York, NY 10003
Garden closes at 10pm.

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