Once home to many of the city’s struggling artists, remnants of its bohemian past can be seen in its shabby-chic dive bars and all night cafes.
If you're after the best bars in the East Village, Alphabet City is your answer. It now has more per square ft than anywhere else in the city. And once your done with them, a plethora of nightclubs will keep you going until sunrise. Remarkably, most have managed to shun the spotlight just enough to retain their edge.