Louie and Chan
The Backstory: Inspired by the Lower East Side’s diverse immigrant settlers, this bi-level spot boasts a split personality - the first floor houses a Neapolitan trattoria, and the basement, an Asian cocktail den.
The Look: Down a flight of stairs, you’ll find the handsome, dimly lit drinkery, furnished with a curved wooden bar and intimate leather booths.
The Specialties of the House: Sip Asian-accented drinks like the Beijing Sling (gin, grilled pineapple syrup and lime juice) and fortune-cookie-topped Chinatown Daiquiri (Appleton’s Reserve rum, ginger syrup and sriracha). On the menu upstairs, there’s a cross-cultural calzone that folds Buffalo ricotta, Peking duck, tomatoes and bok choy inside pizza dough.
303 Broome St.; 212-837-2816