Where would we all be if, after a long day, there were no trusted taverns to take us in? Luckily, we have the East Village Social – a comfortable, local hangout that beckons in neighbors and passersby for live music and a tasty Southern-fried menu.What would New York City be without or bevy of friendly, local watering holes? Our side street staples are as much building blocks of the city as our towers and subway tunnels. Where would we all be if, after a long day, there were no trusted taverns to take us in? Luckily, we have the East Village Social – a comfortable, local hangout with a laid-back vibe that beckons in neighbors and passersby for live music and a tasty Southern-fried menu. Of course, it wouldn’t be a watering hole without a variety of ways for us to hydrate. Along with a solid lineup of draft beers, East Village Social is also serving up everything from seasonal sangrias in the warmer months to hot cocktails for the winter. Mulled wine and rum-laced apple cider are always a good reason to stop by on a chilly day (and a good reason never to leave the warmth of the bar again).
Pick a proper poison and chase it with some of the comfort food pickin’s on the menu. There’s a distinct Southern flare to the eats here, like the beer-battered Fried Pickles and the Pulled Pork Sandwich (complete with a sweet bit of applesauce). Not sure what to get? Just go ahead and order a Mason’o’Bacon. It’s just what the name has us imagining: crispy strips of the good stuff served up in a mason jar. No watering hole is complete without its resident Irishman, and East Village Social takes the cake – word is that U2 used to play gigs in this same space back in the ‘80s, and the original wooden bar still remains. Bono may be elsewhere these days, but live music is still performed every Monday through Thursday, starting around 9 p.m. So, if you need us you’ll know where we’ll be, with or without you.
Pulled Pork Sandwich, $10
Fried Chicken, $10
Fried Pickles, $5
Every day, 2 p.m. - 4 a.m.