EAST VILLAGE

 

The East Village is a stylish grid of beyond-hip bars, bookshops, cafes, clubs, boutiques and galleries catering to all tastes. Boasting a laid-back and welcoming attitude, the East Village is a classic New York City neighborhood.

 
 

 
 

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

LUCIEN
14 First Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets
Longtime East Village eatery showcasing classic French bistro cooking in a Parisian-style room.

MILK BAR
251 East 13th Street between Second and Third Avenues
Off-beat baked goods ("crack pie") and beverages ("cereal milk") from pastry chef Christina Tosi.

CAFE MOGADOR
101 Saint Marks Place between First Avenue and Avenue A
Classic Moroccan flavors and outdoor seating draw a bohemian crowd to this neighborhood standby.

MOMOFUKU SSAM
207 Second Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets
Pork dishes are prominently featured at this bustling Asian eatery from chef David Chang.

THE WREN
344 Bowery at Great Jones Street
Hearty, upscale pub eats, craft cocktails, beer and lots of spirits in a rustic, happening space.

MAIDEN LANE
162 Avenue B between 10th and 11th Streets
Minimalist outpost for fresh and cured seafood small plates and sandwiches, plus craft beers.

MOTHER OF PEARL
95 Avenue A at 6th Street
Sophisticated tiki cocktails and Hawaiian-inspired plates served in a chic setting with island fare.

POURING RIBBONS
225 Avenue B between 13th and 14th Streets
Hip, contemporary craft cocktail bar with upscale lounge vibe and small menu of sophisticated bites.

GG'S
511 East 5th Street between Avenues A and B
Hip, rustic-chic hub pairing bespoke cocktails with gourmet pizza, small plates and oven-baked pasta.

CIENFUEGOS
95 Avenue A between 6th and 7th Streets
Fancy rum cocktails are paired with Latin small plates at this second-floor East Village lounge.

CAFE MUD
307 East 9th Street between First and Second Avenues
The sister of the first original specialty street-vendor serving brunch all-day with a world-kitchen style. 

THIRD MAN
116 Avenue C between 7th and 8th Streets
Hip spot for craft cocktails in the candlelit, wood-and-brick bar or on the outdoor patio.

NARCISSA
25 Cooper Square between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Inviting space in The Standard East Village turning out refined, farm-to-table New American cuisine. 

THE WAYLAND
700 East 9th Street at Avenue C
Cutting-edge cocktails are served in a no-frills setting at this laid-back barroom.

THE EDDY
342 East 6th Street between First and Second Avenues
Seasonal American fare and a drink list strong on French wines and globally accented cocktails.

PLEASE DON'T TELL
113 Saint Marks Place between First Avenue and Avenue A
Patrons who enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs next door sip novel cocktails in a dark space.

THE GARRET
206 Avenue A between 12th and 13th Streets
Resembling a posh, retro apartment, this bar serves seasonal cocktails, wines and canned bears

MISS LILY'S 7A
109 Avenue A at 7th Street
Island-inspired cocktails, fresh juices and Jamaican fare in a bright space with a beach shack vibe.

BBAR
40 East 4th Street between Lafayette Street and Bowery
A large, happening bar, lounge and American eatery with a party-friendly patio space.

TAVERNA KYCLADES
228 First Avenue at 14th Street
Classic Greek dishes, such as calamari and souvlaki, are served in an airy space with an open kitchen.

LIL FRANKIE'S
19 First Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets
No-frills, cash-only eatery offering wood-fired pizza and other casual Italian dishes.

EDI & THE WOLF
102 Avenue C between 6th and 7th Streets
Authentic Austrian cuisine served in rustic, cottage-like setting with plenty of wine and beer.

DEATH & CO.
433 East 6th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A
Bartenders in bow ties and suspenders recall the speakeasy era at this dark, moody cocktail lounge.

VENERIO'S PASTRY
342 East 11th Street between First and Second Avenues
Busy, circa-1894 Italian bakery serving cannoli and coffee beneath a stained-glass ceiling.

BOWERY MEAT COMPANY
9 East 1st Street between Bowery and Second Avenue
Steakhouse with classic cuts in modern preparations plus pasta and more in a retro-styled setting.

PORTO RICO IMPORTING CO.
40 Saint Mark Place between First and Second Avenues
Longtime shop selling international, house-roasted coffees, brewing equipment and loose-leaf teas.

YUCA BAR
111 Avenue A at 7th Street
Creative Pan-Latin fare served in a lively space with open-window seating and a popular happy hour.

PRUNE
54 East 1st Street between First and Second Avenues
Chef Gabrielle Hamilton's New American fare draws long lines at this tiny eatery known for brunch.

SOPHIE'S BAR
507 East 5th Street between Avenues A and B
Basic barroom with pool table and jukebox considered a holdout against East Village gentrification. 

MERMAID INN
96 Second Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets
Upscale-casual seafood spot with a Cape Cod vibe known for its lobster rolls and cheap oyster deal.

BOWERY ELECTRIC
327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets
Bi-level nightspot offering an eclectic musical mix including live rock and DJ-led dance parties. 

WEBSTER HALL
125 East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues
This nightclub, in a circa-1886 space, has bars, stages and dance floors on several levels.


 
 

ARTS & CULTURE

WILD PROJECT
195 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B
Snug, modern performance venue presenting innovative plays, plus films, music and art.

ORPHEUM THEATER
126 Second Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets
East Village theater with shows ranging from Little Shop of Horrors to Stomp.

VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
189 Second Avenue at 12th Street
Vintage Moorish venue showing seven screens of art and commercial films with stadium and balcony seating.

THE PUBLIC THEATRE
425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and 4th Street
Landmark venue with multiple stages offering a wide variety of theatrical and musical productions.

STUDIO 26 GALLERY
179 East 3rd Street Between Avenues A and B
Artist collective dedicated to promoting a wide variety of media and disciplines with free public programming.

KENKELEBA GALLERY
214 East 2nd Street between Avenues A and B
Gallery dedicated to the exhibition of artworks by African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native American artists.


 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUSSIAN AND TURKISH BATHS
268 East 10th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A
Spa services are offered at this large bathhouse with five saunas and steam rooms, cold and hot baths, a roof deck and dining.

FOX & JANE
277 East 10th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A
First class skill and high quality color meet downtown energy and a down-to-earth vibe at this East Village Salon.

IRON AND SILK FITNESS
155 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B
Personal training studio with sessions ranging from yoga to boxing, with personalized services.

TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
Avenue A and East 7th Street
Historic, leafy park hosting a farmer's market plus live music and other eclectic events. 

OH MY NAILS!
117 East 7th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A
This nail art salon offers regular and calgel manicures and pedicures along with waxing services.

NY HEALTH AND RAQUET CLUB
62 Cooper Square at 7th Street
Fitness club located in the Carl Fischer building with a state-of-the-art facility, whirlpool, personal training and various group classes. 

ISHTA YOGA
56 East 11th Street between University Place and Broadway
Blending the sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda to cater to the needs of the class. Classes offered for beginners and experts.

OVERTHROW BOXING
9 Bleecker Street between Lafayette Street and Bowery
A 45-minutes boxing burnout class including shadowboxing, heavy bag work and basic boxing technique with high energy music.

BLIND BARBER
339 East 10th Street between Avenues A and B
Daytime haircuts and drinks in the front room morph into a lively back-room cocktail bar at night.

JUICE PRESS
70 East 1st Street between First and Second Avenues
Chain for conscious, organic eats offering smoothies, vegan raw foods and juice cleanses

FLYWHEEL
51 Astor Place between Cooper Square and Third Avenue
Offering 45 and 60 minute cycling classes set to heart-pounding playlists for a high-energy workout.

SHAMPOO AVENUE B
14 Avenue B between East Houston and 2nd Streets
Voted best salon in the East Village for on-trend style, consistency and passionate staff.

E.L.F. STUDIO
741 Broadway between Eighth Street and Waverly Place
Cosmetic retailer offering a wide array of make-up and beauty products.


 
 

HOTELS

THE BOWERY HOTEL
335 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets
Trendy property offering loft-like suites with big windows and marble baths, plus an outdoor lounge.

THE STANDARD EAST VILLAGE
25 Cooper Square between 5th and 6th Streets
Hip hotel featuring modern rooms with city views, plus free WiFi, bike rentals and gym passes.


NEIGHBORHOOD NECESSITIES

RETAIL


INTERMIX
332 Bowery between Bond and Great Jones Streets
NYC-born chain outpost of upscale women's clothing, also offering on-trend shoes and accessories.

MR. THROWBACK
428 East 9th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A
Popular 1990s-era sports apparel, sneakers, video games and toys are the draw of this retro shop.

AZALEAS
140 Second Avenue between Saint Marks Place and 10th Street
Bright boutique featuring lingerie, swimwear clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers.

 

BLUE & CREAM
1 East 1st Street at Bowery
Hip fashion boutique for men and women featuring upscale designer lines and the house brand. 

JOHN DERIAN
6 East 2nd Street between Bowery and Second Avenue
Eclectic and fashionable dealer of upscale home-decor items and an unusual assortment of gifts.

ODIN
328 East 11th Street between First and Second Avenues
High-end boutique carrying designs, shows and accessories from various menswear lines. 

 

JOHN VARVATOS
315 Bowery between 1st and 2nd Streets
Designer clothing retailer, stocking its own line of men's fashions, including leather jackets.

STILL HOUSE
117 East 7th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A
Gallery-style space with contemporary glass, ceramics and jewelry from local and international artists.

GROCERY


WEST SIDE MARKET
84 Third Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets
Local-chain market place outpost with high quality grocery, unique produce and high-level service with catering options.

EAST VILLAGE FARM & GROCERY
69 Second Avenue at 4th Street
Always-open grocer offering organic and conventional produce and prepared food plus local delivery.


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