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Old 11-16-2016, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Definitely Frenchman St.
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:51 PM
 
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EV is kinda weird because it's not known to have big clubs or typical hot spots like other neighborhoods have. There is Webster Hall though, but I haven't been there since I was underage, and never felt a need to go back, lol.
EV is really all about the small, cheap bars, and the crowds. EV and alphabet city generally attract a lot of really cool + young people. Like I said it's been a while since I've been to EV. Some cool places are:
Nowhere, East village tavern, East village social (I get those 2 mixed up)... uh.... EV is really all about the small bars. Many I can't remember the name of, or never knew. EV is great for barhopping and just going to a bunch of random bars. It's more about the area than the actual bars themselves. Check out St. Marks place, and all the avenues into alphabet city: Like 1st Ave, Ave A, Ave B, and Ave C.
If I'm being honest, all east village bars are kind of the same to me.

There's also Barcade, but I haven't been to the one in St. Marks in a while because they have one in Williamsburg too.

EV also has lots of cool secret bars/speakeasies like: Angels share, death and co, and please don't tell (you enter through a fake phonebooth that is really a trap door of Crifs hot dogs. You have to dial 1, IIRC)
There's also blind barber which is a barber shop in the day and a bar at night.

I had a close friend that lived in EV and we used to go out all the time in the area. Now she lives in Bushwick though. It must've been about a year ago when she left EV... yeah its been a while... too long...
Yeah EV seems more laid back to me, but the good thing about that is that most places don't have lines to get in or cover charges. I guess the LES probably has a lot of places too that don't have long ass lines as long as you're not on the corner of Ludlow and Stanton.

Avenue A is probably the place I've been to most fo nightlife, it has some neat little dive bars.

Secret bars seem cool, is there any allure to them besides being hidden though?

And yeah the places in the EV are kind of repetetive, but I tend to have fun when I go. Like you said, lots of cool people plus it's super walkable.

I wonder how much longer before Avenue D starts having bars, haha.

And what about Greenwich Village? I'm guessing it's similar to the EV.
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I'm surprised no one mentioned Atlanta. It's one of the top destinations for blacks at least when it comes to nightlife.
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Yeah EV seems more laid back to me, but the good thing about that is that most places don't have lines to get in or cover charges. I guess the LES probably has a lot of places too that don't have long ass lines as long as you're not on the corner of Ludlow and Stanton.

Avenue A is probably the place I've been to most fo nightlife, it has some neat little dive bars.

Secret bars seem cool, is there any allure to them besides being hidden though?

And yeah the places in the EV are kind of repetetive, but I tend to have fun when I go. Like you said, lots of cool people plus it's super walkable.

I wonder how much longer before Avenue D starts having bars, haha.

And what about Greenwich Village? I'm guessing it's similar to the EV.
Yeah, the village and WV are kind of similar, except a bit more "clean" (for lack of better word). What I mean is EV is much more gritty/grungy. Where Greenwich and WV are much less so. I guess you could say GV and WV are a bit classier than EV. I think the late-night food options are better in WV and Greenwich. Theres also a lot of NYU/college crowd and a lot of LGBTQ-oriented places.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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Yeah, the village and WV are kind of similar, except a bit more "clean" (for lack of better word). What I mean is EV is much more gritty/grungy. Where Greenwich and WV are much less so. I guess you could say GV and WV are a bit classier than EV. I think the late-night food options are better in WV and Greenwich. Theres also a lot of NYU/college crowd and a lot of LGBTQ-oriented places.
Yeah I was gonna say that myself, GV seems more polished. Still plenty of drunken debauchery, but the neigborhood itself is swankier.

What about Soho? I never hear it mentioned in any of these discussions.
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Yeah I was gonna say that myself, GV seems more polished. Still plenty of drunken debauchery, but the neigborhood itself is swankier.

What about Soho? I never hear it mentioned in any of these discussions.
^^^^ exactly! You've got the village exactly right. More posh + polished, but equally full of drunkenness. With different vibes though. EV vibes are kind of somewhere between the village and LES.

I've never really been too big on the SoHo scene tbh. It's really swanky, really classy, more on the expensive side. Maybe if I had more money, and if I were a bit classier as a person, lol.
I love SoHo in the daytime. Just walking around SoHo makes me feel cool.

I'm personally more attracted to the more laid back, grittier, cheaper areas like LES, EV, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint

One area I forgot to mention is Hell's Kitchen. HK is good. I don't really go there that much, just because it's easier for me to stay local in downtown & Brooklyn. I generally hate everywhere in Midtown, but HK is the one exception.
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