Jackdaw is a good option in the East Village when you don’t want to stand in a crowded bar, or shout over a group of NYU kids playing drinking games. The big space works for day drinking with a group, and there’s also plenty of seating if you want to meet someone after work and take advantage of Happy Hour, which goes until 8pm on weekdays.
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A Philadelphia import with a big following has now arrived in the East Village. Overlook the dumpy interior and shoddy service and put your face into a bowl of Dan Dan Noodles.
Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
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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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
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Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
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