Jackdaw is a good option in the East Village when you don’t want to stand in a crowded bar, or shout over a group of NYU kids playing drinking games. The big space works for day drinking with a group, and there’s also plenty of seating if you want to meet someone after work and take advantage of Happy Hour, which goes until 8pm on weekdays.
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The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
Even though it might not be the coolest of the East Village Italian restaurants, Lavagna is right up there with the best.
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If you end up at Rider, you'll probably enjoy it. But it doesn't need to go on your Brooklyn must-hit list.
While the burger and the brunch menu are great, the rest of the menu at Cafe Colette falls short.
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Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
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