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Angel's Share, East Village

8 Stuyvesant Street, Second Floor
East Village
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 777 5415's insider take:

One of the first "secret bars" to overtake New York (we're looking at you, PDT), Angel's Share is located upstairs from a grocery store and behind a Japanese restaurant on a quiet street just east of the hustle and bustle of Astor Place. Once you find your way in, try not to let it bother you that everyone else around you is on a date (due in part to the fact that the bar doesn't allow parties over four), and focus on the fanciful Japanese-inspired cocktails created by some of the city's most talented mixologists. Large windows onto East 9th Street framed by heavy drapes make it a cozy spot for people-watching. And the no-standing-room rule means that you'll never be fighting your way to the bar or screaming over your neighbor. An insider tip: The fresh-ginger-infused vodka is one of the bar's best drinks—but it's not on the menu. Make a special request, and they're likely to oblige.

Open daily 7 pm to 2 am.

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