Holiday Cocktail Lounge has been around for a very long time, and presently it's something between a cocktail lounge and a dive bar. It works perfectly for the area. When you’re drinking on St. Mark’s, you want your bar to be a little grungy. This place is dark, it has throw-back vibes, they serve a small menu of pretty-good bar food, and the cocktails are great. Plan your next low-key birthday here.
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This is not a taqueria. This is a temple to the holy Mission burrito. Pray before it, lest you be forsaken.
886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s good for a fun and affordable group dinner.
Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue
One of the best BBQ options in New York City, Might Quinn’s started at Smorgasburg and is becoming a smoked meat empire.
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City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
The Penrose is one of several Upper East Side restaurants that are making this neighborhood sort of cool again. Sort of.
Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
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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.
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