Solas offers the perfect ambiance to unwind over some delicious cocktails and amazing pub food. Situated on East 9th Street, it is one of the much-frequented cocktail bars of East Village neighborhood. Café Tabac shuttered down to make way for Solas. Tabac was where Madonna worked as a bartender in her struggling days. The bar area downstairs is done up with red lamps adorning the austere walls, creating an incandescent atmosphere loved by the laid-back crowd. Weekends are always a fun here, with the Djs spinning some great hip-hop and R&B tracks.