Visiting 30-something brother-in-law from Minnesota coming in town tonight on business and wants to have drinks/dinner somewhere with a "fun and exotic" atmosphere. Last time he was in town I took him to Balthazar, and he seemed to like that. But since this is last minute, I need somewhere we could get in without a reservation (or with a same day one) on a Thursday night.
I'm thinking perhaps a bar or lounge somewhere on the LES that serves tapas or light bites that we can nibble on with tasty drinks. Any ideas appreciated! Thanks.