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The Most Happening Neighborhood in New York City: East Village

New York, NY

Solo, Family without kids, Backpacking, Active/Adventure, City, Cultural / Historical, Girls / Guys Trip, Weekend Getaway
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Planning a trip to NYC? Then this weekend guide to one of the hippest neighborhoods in Manhattan is your best friend. No need to search on the internet through the hundreds of places to eat, drink or check out live music in East Village. I've curated it all as a current East Village resident for over 15 years-I've seen a lot go down. Literally. I've broken up the guide into sections on East Village specific. Where to stay, where to eat, drink, capture the best IG snap, listen to live music and the best neighborhood activities to explore. I've also added in transportation facts, closest subways and other modes of transportation to take for your travels into this ultra-cool neighborhood.      

Guide Highlights

The best spots to eat and drink broken up into morning, noon (brunch) and night. The best watering holes to check out are also broken up
From the go-to coffee shops to the hidden breakfast bagel masterminds, I've pulled out the best. I also added the trend-worthy hot spots too

The best watering holes to check out broken up into what type of atmosphere you're feeling
Something for everyone! Cocktail lounges, dive bars, all-around best beer bars, live music, polished pubs, wine bars or hidden speakeasies

Guide Features

Local Food
Healthy Food
Foodie Favorites
Laid-back or Relaxation
Photo spots
Hidden Gems
Public Transportation


I've added a little historic background about East Village and how this artsy, creative neighborhood created such a unique culture in one of the most vibrant cities we know of. I've also added direct addresses and links to each of the places I've listed making it easier to narrow down the many one-of-a-kind venues and activities East Village has to offer! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions should you have during or prior to your travels. Welcome to the Big Apple, sleep later!  


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