Burlesque is back at The Box (189 Chrystie St.; 212/982-9301), a dinner theater harkening back to the Lower East Side’s vaudeville roots. In summer, the hottest neo-burlesque revue is at the 350-seat Spiegeltent (Pier 17, South Street Seaport; 646/775-2880), under the Brooklyn Bridge.
The New Speakeasy
105 Riv (105 Rivington St.; 212/475-2600) is inside the Hotel on Rivington, but also has an unmarked entrance down the street. Expect vintage 70’s interiors and impeccably made cocktails.
The Latin Lover
The red-hot restaurant/lounge Socialista (505 West St.; 212/929-4303), from the owners of Bungalow 8, resembles a louche artists’ salon in midcentury Havana.