Paper Daisy is a casual cocktail bar down a set of stairs in the East Village. It has a bar area up front and a dimly lit room in the back filled with tables, and there’s also a little patio out front where you can hang out and watch tourists point at things on St. Marks. It’s a great spot for an early-in-the-game date, and it’s also ideal when you just want to sit down and have a conversation with someone without having to shout. If you get hungry, there are some solid bar snacks like a burger, a duck hot dog, and chicken liver toast.
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Zaragoza is an excellent place for a quick Taco Fix in the East Village. Although eating in is an option, this should only be thought of as a Serious Take-Out Operation.
Kafana is a Serbian restaurant in the East Village that’s great for a casual night out that involves large amounts of meat and wine.
The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
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Place To Beach
Place To Beach is a counter-service spot in Coney Island with a full service backyard that turns into a party at night.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
This Bronx location of Clinton hall is right near Fordham, and has about 20 beers on tap.
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Holiday Cocktail Lounge
Holiday Cocktail Lounge is a cross between a dive and a cocktail bar, and it's the sort of place you hope to find in the East Village.
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