Think of the Wayland as your ideal neighborhood bar. They make great cocktails, but they aren’t uptight like those bars where you have to enter a phone booth then name all fifty presidents in order to get seated. It’s a good, cozy, always-lively spot to get a drink in Alphabet City. They also do a small menu (with brunch on weekends), and there’s live music on certain days.
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A place that specializes in vegan sushi. Yes, it sounds ridiculous. Before you write it off, let us explain.
El Rinconcito is a Dominican restaurant in the East Village that’s been around for over 20 years and makes some fantastic mofongo.
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Blue Hill New York
Blue Hill New York is one of the best restaurants in Manhattan. While we insist that dinner at the Stone Barns location is the ultimate Blue Hill experience, your meal in Manhattan will still be outstanding.
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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.
DBA is a bar in the East Village that’s good for people who like whiskey and beer and drinking those things outside.
The Immigrant is a beer bar on one side and a wine bar on the other. As far as East Village bars go, this is one of the nicer, calmer ones.
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