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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Like the original, the East Village location of Emmy Squared serves great Detroit-style pizzas (and one of our favorite burgers).
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Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
Hunky Dory is an all-day restaurant in Crown Heights that serves a fairly random assortment of things you’ll want to eat. (And it’s great for brunch.)
The Gowanus location of Dinosaur BBQ is a huge space that’s an ideal place to come with big groups.
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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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