Hypothetically, you could get your shopping done at Alphabet City Beer Co. Near the entrance, you’ll see some fridges filled with beer, meat, and cheese, and you’ll also find a small selection of honey, pickles, and other things typical of attractive, impractical grocery stores. But mostly you come here to drink lesser-known beers on draft. This long dark space has one of the largest communal tables we’ve ever seen. There’s also has a confusing number of leather armchairs, so go ahead and treat this bar like your living room. Dates, book clubs - it works for everything.
Where we've featured it
Where to drink craft beer in a place that probably has brick walls and tastefully labeled taps.
More spots in East VillageSee more
Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Everything at El Camion is dreadfully average at best. If you’re going to open a new Mexican joint in the East Village these days, you best bring your A-Game.
For some reason, everything at Ducks Eatery is so over spiced, over smoked, and overthought that none of it works. The beef jerky has squid ink on it. Why?
More Bar spotsSee more
Mikkeller Brewing NYC
Mikkeller is a famous Danish brewery with a great taproom attached to Citi Field.
Archer & Goat
Archer & Goat is a restaurant/bar in the bottom of a townhouse in Harlem. It’s a good spot for a drink and a snack, and it has a nice little backyard.
The Chapel Bar At Fotografiska
The Chapel Bar is hidden behind a nondescript door in Fotofrafiska (a photography museum in Flatiron), and it’s a great place for some quiet drinks.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more