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|Edition: 27 January, 2010|
Descend below West 49th Street into Sake Bar Hagi. Flat screen TVs qualify it as a sports bar, but this is not knucklehead central. Go on the later end of the night and you’ve got a good chance of seeing your favorite sushi chef on their off hours, hanging with friends.
Sakagura has one of the best sake selections in the city, with over 200 kinds. To get there, you walk through a non-descript Midtown East office building and down the back stairwell. Expect to see lots of Japanese businessmen.
Decibel is Sakagura’s downtown hip sister. Just as focused on sake, but less serious, more tattoos, graffiti walls, and a gritty East Village vibe.
The newest sunken treasure of the bunch is B Flat is Tribeca. Opened by the founding bartenders from Angel's Share, they mix up concoctions with wasabi, yuzu, shiso and other Japanese speciality items for fantastic cocktails.
All places serve great Japanese pub food, sake, shochu, cocktails, and beer. So, enjoy and Kanpai!
Sake Bar Hagi
152 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019 (map view)
211 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 (map view)
Sake Bar Decibel
240 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003 (map view)
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013 (map view)
For the sake novice, check out TIPS from Sakaya sake store owner Rick Smith.
If you want to learn more about sake, there's a free sake tasting this Friday at Sakaya, January 29th from 6pm to 8pm.
324 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map view)
T: 212.505.SAKE (7253)
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