Picnic tables and strung lights lend a beer-garden vibe to this Slavic watering hole, a fine addition to the dive-bar–saturated East Village. Suds and vinos hail almost exclusively from the Eastern Bloc, but don’t be intimidated by their tough-to-say names: Go ahead and tip back a bottle of Zywiec, a hoppy Polish lager.
77 E 7th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30pm–2am; Fri, Sat 4:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $7|