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Upstate

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95 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.726408 -73.986592
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
917-408-3395 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Bar Food, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Restaurant & Bar

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Official Website

upstatenyc.com

Hours

Daily, 5pm-midnight

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-7pm; $6 beer, $12 half-dozen oysters and a beer

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

This no-fuss, 30-seat operation in the East Village specializes in three things: oysters, beer, and whiskey cake. Exposed brick and reclaimed wood dominate the room accented with old-school tie-ins, like the diner-like silver tins holding pencils and paper, DIY oyster menus, and the hanging chalk board listing the weekly (sometimes daily) rotating selection of East and West coast mollusk varieties ($2.50-$3/pc). Eight tap lines convey brews like Peak Organic Winter Session and Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner, and on the menu you’ll find eight hand-picked-to-match-the-food wines by-the-glass ($9-$11). In addition to the oysters, they shell out littleneck clams, mussels, and daily delivered seafood specials like Wild Sockeye salmon and scallops. Open "until close," there's a limited late-night menu starting at midnight with (at least) the raw bar, charcuterie and cheese, and, of course, their secret-weapon whiskey cake, wonderfully fluffy and flavorful.

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