KGB Bar

85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
212-505-3360
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  • Daily 7pm-4am
The KGB Bar was, once upon a time, a gathering spot for Ukrainian Socialists. To this day, a Communist flag hovers over the dozens of vodka brands resting on the bar, crimson curtains block all natural light, and propaganda ornaments the room like tchotchkes at a TGI Friday's. This would all be genuinely disconcerting if it weren't for the bar's current incarnation: a literary club. Sunday nights are for fiction, Monday nights are for poetry, and author readings are usually scheduled through Thursday. They even publish a lit journal! Nonetheless, the vodka-loaded bar is still highly functional. You, after two hours in this place, less so.

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