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Fish Bar

$$$$

237 E 5th St, New York
Earn 3X Points

Fish Bar is a cash-only dive bar on East 5th Street in the East Village that you’ve probably walked by 100 times without noticing before. The East Village crowd that goes to places like Berlin is pretty much never in here, which is why it’s excellent to know about. The whole place is decorated to look like a dark, aquatic tank and the drinks are almost irresponsibly cheap. Expect someone wearing motorcycle gear and a bartender calling people “sweetie.” It’s perfect.

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