Paper Daisy is a casual cocktail bar down a set of stairs in the East Village. It has a bar area up front and a dimly lit room in the back filled with tables, and there’s also a little patio out front where you can hang out and watch tourists point at things on St. Marks. It’s a great spot for an early-in-the-game date, and it’s also ideal when you just want to sit down and have a conversation with someone without having to shout. If you get hungry, there are some solid bar snacks like a burger, a duck hot dog, and chicken liver toast.
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Mister Paradise is an East Village bar where you can get a casual cocktail made with buckwheat or fermented habanero. Try it for a first date.
Málà Project is a great Chinese restaurant in the East Village that specializes in dry pot.
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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.
Westlight is the cocktail bar and restaurant on top of the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg.
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Holiday Cocktail Lounge
Holiday Cocktail Lounge is a cross between a dive and a cocktail bar, and it's the sort of place you hope to find in the East Village.
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