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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Casa Apicii is the West Village Italian restaurant you hit up when you need to feel like an oligarch. An oligarch who loves pasta.
White Oak Tavern
White Oak Tavern is an American spot close to NYU with a lot of seating and a big whiskey selection.
124 Old Rabbit Club
124 Old Rabbit Club in Greenwich Village is a tiny basement bar, and a craft beer nerd's dream.
Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.
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Maggie Mae’s Bar
If you’re going on a first date or just want to sit at a bar, drink a good beer, and watch TV with closed captions in Sunnyside, try Maggie Mae’s.
Heaven Or Las Vegas
Heaven or Las Vegas is a bar in Bushwick with a dance floor, lots of neon, and a bunch of stuffed animals hanging from the ceiling.
If you’re even a little choosy about the beer you drink, you’ll be obsessed with Proletariat in the East Village.
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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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