The Immigrant

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78 Solid

An unassuming East Village wine bar that’s less bar, more labor of love.

341 E. 9th St., New York, NY, 10003


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The lowdown

Jason Corey and Christopher Carson met by chance during the 2003 blackout; six years later, they opened the Immigrant wine bar and tap room on the ground floor of the building in which they live. It’s a cheerful, laid-back place — less a commercial enterprise than a perpetual private party. The owners pour the vino themselves, dispensing European and South American vintages for around $10 a glass over a bar that looks like polished concrete. The rest of the boxcar-shaped interior is equally minimalist, with elevated shelves of bottles and glasses as the most eye-catching décor. There are a handful of seats in the back, but you don’t really need to sit when munching on snacks like olives, baklava, bruschetta, and chocolate-dipped anisette cookies.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized