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Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City
OST Cafe is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

1. OST Cafe

441 E 12th St (at Avenue A), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · East Village · 199 tips and reviews

DensDens: Naveen and I built half of the original foursquare prototype here (pre-SXSW 2009). This was before I was drinking coffee, so I was downing like 5 hot a day here (someone's gotta pay for that wifi!)

Yuca Bar & Restaurant is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

2. Yuca Bar & Restaurant

8.1
111 Avenue A (at E 7th St), New York, NY
Tapas Restaurant · East Village · 245 tips and reviews

DensDens: Arepa Benedict (with the ham!) is one of the best brunch options near Tompkins Park. Not a bad Bloody Mary either.

Porchetta is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

3. Porchetta

110 E 7th St (btwn Ave A & 1st Ave), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · East Village · 125 tips and reviews

DensDens: I could eat their signature porchetta sandwich every day and never get sick of it.

Crif Dogs is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

4. Crif Dogs

8.7
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 471 tips and reviews

DensDens: You never need more than 1 order of tots. Trust me. ps: Chihuahua Dog.

Boka is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

5. Boka

7.6
9 Saint Marks Pl (at 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Korean Restaurant · East Village · 210 tips and reviews

DensDens: Some of the best chicken wings to be found downtown IMHO. Skip the hot wings (too hot!) and go all-in on the garlic soy. Get some rice on the side too.

Minca is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

6. Minca

8.5
536 E 5th St (btwn Ave A & B), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Alphabet City · 301 tips and reviews

DensDens: When you tire of the Spicy Basic, give the Mincao Sio a try because it. is. delicious.

Edi & The Wolf is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

7. Edi & The Wolf

102 Avenue C (btwn 6th & 7th), New York, NY
Austrian Restaurant · Alphabet City · 160 tips and reviews

DensDens: Sweet Baby Jesus, the duck here will blow your mind. Schnitzel is also pretty good. Splitty-split for best results.

Motorino is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

8. Motorino

8.5
349 E 12th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Pizza Place · East Village · 316 tips and reviews

DensDens: Believe the hype about the Brussel Sprout pizza. The fizzy "pizza wine" is good but won't blow your mind (I'd get a beer instead)

Luke's Lobster is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

9. Luke's Lobster

93 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · East Village · 306 tips and reviews

DensDens: Best bet for lobster roll in the East Village (maybe even all of towntown?). The $8 half sandwich will make you cry it's so small so opt for the $14 one. For bonus points go splitty-splitty w/ someo

TK Kitchen (TKettle) is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

10. TK Kitchen (TKettle)

26 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Bubble Tea Shop · East Village · 121 tips and reviews

DensDens: Chat up the bubble tea barmaid on the 100 different combos and try something diff every time. Thai iced tea w aloe is my fav so far.

8 Bit & Up is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

11. 8 Bit & Up

6.2
86 E 3rd St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Gaming Cafe · East Village · 35 tips and reviews

DensDens: One more for the Street Fighter nerds -- SF4 "fight school" every Sunday & Thurs, 7pm, $10 buy in. #BYOController Solid spot to get back up to speed if, say, you plan on entering a tournament soon.

Video Games New York is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

12. Video Games New York

8.9
202 E 6th St (btw 2nd and 3rd), New York, NY
Video Game Store · East Village · 33 tips and reviews

DensDens: Um, this is ONLY the most amazing store in all of NYC. For the non-gaming nerd, it's like a museum. If you are a gaming nerd, head straight to the NeoGeo & Virtual Boy in the back

Sixth Street Specials is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

13. Sixth Street Specials

703 E 6th St (Avenue C and D), New York, NY
Motorcycle Shop · Alphabet City · 1 tip

DensDens: Amazing motorcycle shop specializing in vintage English bikes. If you're in the hood during the day, peek your head in and take a look. (& if closed, worth scoping the vintage bikes on the block) Read more.

Upstate Craft Beer and Oyster Bar is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

14. Upstate Craft Beer and Oyster Bar

9.0
95 1st Ave (at 6th St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · East Village · 230 tips and reviews

DensDens: Best grilled salmon, best scallops, best oysters to be found in the East Village. Killer $12 oysters & beers happy hour too. Nothing on the menu disappoints.

Gnocco is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

15. Gnocco

8.0
337 E 10th St (Avenue B), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Alphabet City · 94 tips and reviews

DensDens: I think this may just be the best pizza in the East Village / Alphabet City. The one with truffle oil is insanely good!

Veselka is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

16. Veselka

8.9
144 2nd Ave (at E 9th St), New York, NY
Ukrainian Restaurant · East Village · 648 tips and reviews

DensDens: Kielbasa! But all the options on the menu are $14 or $16! Soooo ask for the SECRET "side of Kielbasa" for only $3.95! Boom! (and you're welcome)

Donostia is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

17. Donostia

155 Avenue B (at 10th St), New York, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Alphabet City · 46 tips and reviews

DensDens: I dig this place. Don't leave without trying the apricot & the salmon tapas. Bocadillo & the pantxineta (almond custard dessert) are a great way to start & end too. Ermita wine on tap too = A+

Fonda is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

18. Fonda

40 Avenue B (btwn E 3rd & E 4th St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Alphabet City · 176 tips and reviews

DensDens: If they have the clam chowder, go get it. xo, Your Local Clam Chowdah Expert

Hearth is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

19. Hearth

8.5
403 E 12th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · East Village · 210 tips and reviews

DensDens: If there's anything on the menu featuring morel mushrooms sautéed in butter.... get it!

Saxon + Parole is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

20. Saxon + Parole

316 Bowery (at Bleecker St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoHo · 282 tips and reviews

DensDens: If the Cote De Boeuf (ribeye... with bone marrow bernaise sauce served in a bone!) is on the menu get it get it get it cause it's the most delicious thing ever! (good for 3-way split too)

Grape and Grain is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

21. Grape and Grain

620 E 6th St (btwn Ave B & C), New York, NY
Wine Bar · Alphabet City · 61 tips and reviews

DensDens: Ssshhhh but the table up front (near the window, east side) has a secret drawer under it full of love letters and other notes. Grab some wine, read thru em & text people who left their phone #s!

Blind Barber is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

22. Blind Barber

8.4
339 E 10th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Alphabet City · 201 tips and reviews

DensDens: The only place I've ever seen to dare make a cocktail with Bruichladdich scotch (The Penicillin). Pretty good btw.

Ace Bar is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

23. Ace Bar

7.8
531 E 5th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 150 tips and reviews

DensDens: This was a go-to during my grad school days at NYU, Ace Bar was always used as the "example" for dodgeball.com & foursquare use cases. It's still the first place I think of when testing new features.

Edi & The Wolf is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

24. Edi & The Wolf

102 Avenue C (btwn 6th & 7th), New York, NY
Austrian Restaurant · Alphabet City · 160 tips and reviews

DensDens: If you are not here for brunch, come back for brunch. And then order the poached eggs w/ the pork belly. And then tweet me (@dens) to tell me how much it blew your mind.

2A is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

25. 2A

7.0
25 Avenue A (at E 2nd St), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 56 tips and reviews

DensDens: Sit upstairs in the corner and look out over 2nd St & Ave A. One of the best seats in NYC to have a drink. Hint: don't try this one weekend.

7B Horseshoe Bar aka Vazacs is one of Dennis Crowley's East Village / Alphabet City.

26. 7B Horseshoe Bar aka Vazacs

8.3
108 Avenue B (at E 7th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Alphabet City · 104 tips and reviews

DensDens: You know that scene in Crocodile Dundee where he tries to pick up the transvestite ("that's a girl?")... takes place at 7B. (Sadly the "that's not a knife" scene did not)