Loreley is a beer garden, but not the pre-clubbing kind like the one you’ll find at The Standard. This place is more traditional, and it feels like the average beer spot you’d find on a side street in Germany. It’s a great place to hang with a group (either at a table inside or in the big backyard), and there’s also a little private room that you can reserve down below. In terms of food, they have your usually beer-garden-type stuff - things like pretzels, sausages, and schnitzel fingers, which we assume are traditional.
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Spicy Village is not a romantic date spot. Unless styrofoam dishware gets you all hot and bothered. Take your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and prepare to spend $10 a piece on some delicious Chinese grub.
Niche is a walk-in ramen spot on the Lower East Side that makes really good brothless ramen.
Contra is a Lower East Side tasting menu restaurant with adventurous food that actually tastes good.
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East Harlem Bottling Co.
East Harlem Botting Co. is a neighborhood brunch and burger spot to hang out with friends, your kids, or a TV.
Bierocracy is a big beer hall that’s close to the 7 and G trains in LIC if your crew is looking for an alternative to Radegast or Houston Hall.
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If you absolutely want to go drink at a speakeasy, Attaboy (on the Lower East Side) is one of the best options.
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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