Looking for a replacement for M&R Bar
My favorite Bar, M&R, recently closed. What made M&R so great was a relaxed, not very bar-like atmosphere, nice bartenders, a non-snooty clientele, some rather tasty finger food and an amazing blueberry bread pudding.
Does anyone know of any good replacements? I go to a lot of bars especially downtown, but none as comfortable and easy as M&R.
If I may dredge up this thread from 2003, M&R Bar reopened on Bowery not long after that, but then closed again last Winter. And I really miss it!
Can anyone else offer up a suggestion for a bar, South of 14th St., with a similar eclectic not-too-crowded scene, all my favorite music on the sound system, and (most importantly!) actually good food? M&R had quite a good selection of sandwiches and small plates...
Wow, I am bummed out that M&R closed. I had a great time there 2 months ago and it was the same cool place I enjoyed in the mid 90's.
It reminded me of Orson's, a great bar on 2nd Ave near the movie theatre. Now it's a wine bar. Both M&R and Orson's were great; great drinks and very comfortable. They were on the verge of being pretentious but weren't, in my opinion..
What a shame!
ps - sorry, I don't have a replacement suggestion.