With mechanical bulls gone legs up on the Lower East Side, perhaps the hood is ready for some classier nightlife options. Like a jazz club! That's what Moldy Fig had in mind — since opening a week and a half ago, the bar has been hosting nightly jazz sets and late-night jam sessions. Owner Charles Brown managed Fat Cat for years and wanted his first venture to be "something for the grown-ups." That comes in the form of a high-ceilinged brick-walled space with shuffleboard, Scrabble, and a stage at one end (check that out in our slideshow). There's beer and wine, and, coming soon, a snacky menu of sliders, panini, and cheese plates.
Moldy Fig, 178 Stanton St., nr. Clinton St.