Mister Paradise is an East Village cocktail bar where you can sit in a big round booth and drink a cocktail made with tequila, watermelon, fermented habanero, and garlic (among other things). And while that might sound like something you’d pay to never have to drink, it’s actually great. There are also a bunch of other good cocktails that don’t have garlic and fermented habanero, and the space works well for a first date or a drink with friends when you need something cooler than the dive you treat like your living room.
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The Poni Room
The Poni Room is a bar underneath Saxon + Parole in the East Village, and it’s a good spot to have drinks and small plates with a date.
High quality East Village omakase sushi for under $100, with a side of club music if you come on the weekend.
Amor y Amargo
Amor y Amargo is a standing-room-only cocktail bar in the East Village that focuses on drinks made with bitters.
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Rattle N Hum West
Rattle N Hum is a great place to go after a game at the Garden for a drink and good bar food.
Shorty's is a sports bar in Nomad where you can watch a game or eat a pretty-good cheesesteak late at night.
Short Stories is a little East Village bar that’s great for a relatively quiet cocktail.
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Death & Co
Death & Co. feels like it was built just for us. The drink list is ridiculous…it’s nearly impossible to settle on something because each beverage is intriguing and awesome. And thankfully the food doesn’t suck either.
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