Pattinson, 23, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, has been hitting the hippest hotspots – including his favorite bar, Black and White, in the East Village.
"He was smiling and laughing and just having a good time with his friends," said one onlooker who spotted Pattinson recently at the intimate, low-ceilinged bar. "He seemed really relaxed and didn't seem to worry about the people around him."
Escaping the CrowdsWhether it's over dinner at the Bowery Hotel or toasting a friend's birthday at another East Village lounge, Cabin, Pattinson is always reliably playful. "He's in great spirits," says a source, despite the mayhem he faces every afternoon when fans crowd around the Remember Me set. "He's like the guy that everyone wants to hang out with."
Twilight costar Kristen Stewart is currently filming in L.A., but Pattinson is hardly lacking for potential leading ladies in New York. The actor has been hanging out with actress pal Camilla Belle – the pair had drinks June 17 – and spending time with Remember Me costar Emilie de Ravin: The onscreen couple smooched for the cameras all morning on the Rockaway Beach set of their film June 19. Then, according to a source on the set, they retreated to the same trailer between set changes.
'Something Romantic'Earlier this month, Pattinson was seen at a bar with friends, but was paying special attention to a petite blonde who spoke with a foreign accent. "They sat next to each and he was leaning close to her," recalls one observer. "They were whispering to each other the entire night. It seemed clear that he was into her."
Pattinson often headed over to the bar and ordered drinks for the table – until it came time to move on. Pattinson and his lady friend left holding hands and hopped a cab together. "There was definitely something romantic going on," says the eyewitness.
Reporting by AMANDA FRIEDMAN and JOYCE CHEN