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217 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10009 | East Village | 917-882-7395

Location Description:

One step into Elsa, and you're immediately welcomed by a warm reflection of candles glowing against walls and greeted by friendly staff that hands you decorative menus. It's a joint populated by late 20-somethings who meet with old friends or impress dates after work. It carries a speakeasy feel, and the bar is known for its house cocktails, especially the J.M. Jensins, which is a magic blend of gin, Pimm's No. 1, cucumber, lime, Velvet Falernum, and ginger ale. Besides cocktails, three beers are on tap: Six Point Crisp Lager, Ommegang Rare Vos, and Flying Dog Raging Bitch. Also find four selections of absinthe and finger foods if you get a little hungry. Most beverages are served in mason jars, accenting their vintage yet unassuming atmosphere. If you sit by the bar, be sure to admire the intricate details of a large sewing machine stationed in the middle of the counter. --Briana Cheng

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