Ferns is the sort of place where you bring a date when one of you might get hungry and you’re looking for something a little nicer than a dive bar. It’s in the East Village, and it’s a long room with a bar up front and a semi-secluded area in the back with a couple of tables. They serve a small menu of things like chicken liver mousse and fried shrimp, but we wouldn’t recommend trying to have a full meal here. The space feels a little like a cabin, and you can think of it as a slightly cooler alternative to The Wren or The Penrose.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Finnerty’s is a sports bar in the East Village where you can reserve a keg, watch pretty much any game you want, and bring your own food.
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Brooklyn Winery is (you guessed it) a winery in Brooklyn - but it also has a wine bar and an event space that people enjoy getting married in.
Clara’s is a sports bar in Bushwick with a pool table, a big projector screen, and some good bar food.
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PDT (Please Don't Tell)
Please Don't Tell is about as close as you get to experiencing a real speakeasy in NYC.
Loverboy is a casual cocktail bar in the East Village from the people behind Mother’s Ruin. Stop by for a snack and a slushy drink after work.
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