Bedlam is a gay bar with taxidermied moose heads on the walls and a big dance floor (especially for the East Village). The DJs play songs you and your friends likely know the words to and there’s no cover or crazy line to get in. It’s the kind of place that falls somewhere in between divey and clubby, and you might end up accidentally joining a birthday party of a man who only goes by “B.” Come when it’s past midnight and one person in your group starts making threats of finding an actual nightclub.
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A fun, reasonable little spot for sake and small plates Japanese. So what if it's not the best restaurant in town?
For some reason, everything at Ducks Eatery is so over spiced, over smoked, and overthought that none of it works. The beef jerky has squid ink on it. Why?
The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
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Baby’s All Right
Baby’s is one of our favorite bars in Williamsburg. It’s a great option if you’re looking for live music, light snacks, or a bottomless brunch.
Lot 45 is a big warehouse bar in Bushwick where people come to dance when they don’t want to schlep to Manhattan for a rowdy DJ situation.
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