The Spotted Owl does one of the cheapest Happy Hour deals in the East Village, including $4 beers and well drinks till 8pm. They also do nightly specials on their bar food, so you can have a burger, fries, and a couple beers for less than $20 while watching sports on TV.
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The Roost is a bar that happens to also a be a coffee shop in the daytime. So feel free to work here during the day then bring a date at night.
Bibi is a plain-looking little wine bar in the East Village that’s perfect for a low-key date night.
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.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
Croxley’s is a big sports bar in Williamsburg with lots of seating and very good buffalo wings.
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Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe
Miss Lily’s is basically the Jamaican Cracker Barrel, the way they’re expanding. That’s a good thing. We love Cracker Barrel.
DBA is a bar in the East Village that’s good for people who like whiskey and beer and drinking those things outside.
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