This Must-Visit Shop In The East Village Is Part Bookstore, Part Wine Bar

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This Must-Visit Shop In The East Village Is Part Bookstore, Part Wine Bar

If your idea of a perfect night is sipping on a glass of wine while turning the new pages of a book, Book Club Bar is for you!

First opened in 2019 on 3rd St. between Ave A & B, this local independent bookstore is also home to a bar — where you can enjoy wine, beer and snacks in between chapters.

Owned by two long-time residents of the East Village, Erin Neary and Nat Esten wanted the “spirited and dynamic neighborhood” reflected in the store, from “the cozy living room-feel decor, to curated book inventory, locally roasted coffee, and NY state craft beers.”

The store spans one large floor, with tons of bookshelves filled to the brim, a long wooden bar, and there’s plenty of comfy seating like big leather chairs so you can curl up with your next read.

They also host tons of fun events: from poetry nights to acoustic music series to drinking & drawing classes to author talks. See their events page here.

At the bar or throughout the store, enjoy an extensive wine list (click here to view it), plus a selection of coffee, tea and pastries in the morning. There’s also a wide selection of craft beers as well!

And, there’s a back garden for warm days, and outdoor seating in front of the store as well. Check out their website here.

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