Mehanata Bulgarian Bar

Slav On

Party On at Bulgarian Bar

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It's been way too long since your last visit to a Bulgarian bar.

Good thing Mehanata (better known as simply "Bulgarian Bar") has just reopened in its new LES location, just in time to get your Slavic party fix.

Whether you were a regular at the old location or have never raved all night to gypsy music, checking out the new Mehanata is a must for a night that involves a band playing Hava Nagila remixes while people sing, dance and suck down sweet Bulgarian grappa out of fishbowls.

Look for a sign marked "Kuma," and head inside the considerably nicer bi-level digs, done up like a raw Eastern European saloon. A huge bronze chandelier hangs next to a laundry line of bras and underwear (apparently a string of missed tosses).

A wild international dance scene ensues with Eastern European electro- punk and international dancehall music. A brass band blows out from the center of the foot-stomping crowd, which is fun, diverse and unpretentious—everyone is just there to have a good time. So don't be surprised if by the end of the night you're caught up in some sweaty, booze-filled circle-dancing while toasting everyone "Na zdrave!"

Just try to not to leave your Calvins behind.

Vitals

Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
113 Ludlow St
(near Delancey St)
Lower East Side
New York, NY 10002
212-625-0981
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