Consider every day Talk Like A Pirate Day at nautically-themed bar The Lost Lady, a casual imbibing spot on Avenue C from the folks behind The Wayland and The Wild Son. Taking over for cocktail bar Evelyn, this rustic offering is heavy on depictions of tallships with billowing sails navigating blustery seas and photos of ocean liners, coal smoke billowing up from their stately stacks. It also offers $5 beers and a food menu of tacos and other Mexican-inspired eats.

Prices are respectable enough for Manhattan, with draft Pacificos and canned Tecate/Bud Light/High Life running just $5. Cocktails top out at $12 for things like the Capsized Colada with Navy Strength Gin, Aperol, lime, coconut cream, pineapple and Angostura bitters over crushed ice. The bar also offers a "rum locker," whereby patrons can purchase unique bottles of rum and other spirits—the Samaroli 1998 Guadeloupe Rum and El Jolgorio Coyote Mezcal are offered as examples—which can be kept at the bar and requested during a visit.

Like the Atlantic Crossings of yore, sidle up for some shuffleboard with a frozen Banana Daiquiri in hand, or opt for a cozy booth nook in which to tuck into red chili-braised chicken tacos ($3), Chilaquiles Fried Rice ($9) with salsa verde and a fried egg, or The Deckhand ($14), a stir fry of fish with rice and beans.

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