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created by | Mary
transit | walkable
total distance | 0.3 mile
est. travel time | 6 minute walk end to end

East Village is known for its booming nightlife. You’ll find unique bars, unusual cocktail spots, foreign cuisines and colorful boutiques on every corner- not to mention a hefty amount of music venues! East Village has been known for its nightlife for years, as it was the stomping ground for punk rock in the 80’s. The area is very diverse and whoever or however you are, you’ll fit in. The night is always young in the East Village with infinite possibilities and places to explore. Get ready to make some great memories!

Mary is a writer from Iceland and Greece working in the media industry. She is an avid traveler having lived in five countries and studied languages and arts in U.S.A., Iceland and Denmark. She is a lover of art, culture and languages. New York City is exactly that, which is why she decided to move here. She has loved every minute of it!


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Burp Castle

$$ | Bartenders keep the noise level down while serving exotic imported brews at this laid-back taproom.
41 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
(212) 982-4576


I know, just ignore the name. Have you ever been in a situation where you’re at a loud bar trying to have a conversation but end up just nodding politely pretending you hear what the other person is saying? Welcome to the monk-themed Burp Castle, where the bartender as well as you, are allowed to gently “sush” the loud people (bear in mind they can also “sush” you); monastery-style. The noise level is kept at a minimum so you can actually hear each other talking while enjoying delicious craft beer!


Crif Dogs

$ | Hot dogs with creative toppings & late-night hours
113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-0386


A block away is Crif Dogs, a small hotdog joint with a large selection of signature hotdogs. I usually go for a bacon wrapped one which is covered with avocados. Definitely a fair price considering what you get- a delicious signature hotdog for about $6. You can also customize your own if you have specific preferences. The place is open until 4am so you can come back for more!


Please Don't Tell

$$$ | Patrons who enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs next door sip novel cocktails in a dark space.
113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-0386


Inside Crif Dogs you’ll notice a red phone booth. Hmm that seems out of place, do they really think I need to make a phone call while eating a hotdog? Not exactly. You enter the phone booth and pick up the handset. One wall of the phone booth will open and ta-da! You’re in a hidden cocktail spot, or a “speakeasy”. It’s very small and doesn’t seat many, so it’s very intimate. If you want to be sure to get a spot you can make a reservation over the phone prior to your visit. If not, I recommend going to the phone booth first to check the wait time, and then eat the delicious hot dogs while you wait.


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