Greenwich Village used to be the center of a bohemian renaissance, and now it’s mostly filled with NYU students looking for bouncers who don’t use ID scanners. So you won’t find Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, or Joni Mitchell hanging out at The Bitter End like the old days, but it’s still a good place to go when you want to hear live music. They have everything from hip-hop to acapella - as well as an acoustic open mic every Saturday afternoon.
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Pho Bar is a casual Vietnamese restaurant in Greenwich Village where you can get some really good pho.
Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
If you’re looking for Ethiopian food in downtown Manhattan, Meskerem in West Village is one of the best options around.
From sad plasticky tater tots to instantly liquifying buns, Umami Burger has failed The Infatuation time after time.
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Sugar Monk is a tiny cocktail bar in Harlem with velvet furniture, tropical wallpaper, and some very good (and complex) drinks.
Wild Birds is a music venue and bar in Crown Heights with live shows every night and tons of outdoor seating.
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Radegast Hall & Biergarten
If you're looking for a big spot for day drinking Williamsburg, try Radegast. It can get a little crowded, but maybe that's what you're looking for.
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