A couple of guests will be in town for the holiday weekend. They're in their 20s and well travelled. I'd like to take them somewhere downtown, preferably the Lower East Side, to show them some interesting decor, good drinks, and good appetizers (though food isn't strictly necessary). I think that they don't want clubs so much as hip neighborhood bars, if that makes any sense.
My taste in bars tends to run towards divey places, so I'm not much good at this.