Heading downtown for some weekend revelry? While the Lower East Side has typically been the place to avoid for those of us whose college partying days - well, nights - are well behind us, the always-buzzing neighborhood has lately been popping up with plenty of posh spots that have gotten even the most refined city-dwellers to dodge NYU kids on a night out. From foodie-approved restaurants to upscale cocktail spots, and yes, even a dive bar with some A-list credentials, click through for the actually chic destinations to check out on the LES. No plastic cups or fake IDs required.

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