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B. in New York City: hidden gem Sake Bar Decibel in the East Village

29 August 2013

The stairways to sake heaven at Sake Bar Decibel 

Ok, so sometimes you’re questioning yourself if you want to blog about a certain place, only because you want to avoid other people from going to “your spot”. Like in this case.
At first we don’t even notice Sake Bar Decibel. It’s because my boyfriend notices the sign and how kind of underground it looks when passing by.

We walk down the “secret” stairs at Sake Bar Decibel and end up at a tiny little bar. We wait for a little while, but it doesn’t take long before the hostess takes us to the back of the place. How cool is this! Pitch dark, tagged walls, small tables, waiving Japanese cats, red dusty lanterns and some drunk Japanese people. This is what an underground-grunge-hipster bar in Japan must look like.


They’ve got an impressive selection and long list of sake, special cocktails and Japanese beers. They even serve food here. Go for a creamy sake, they’re goood! After one glass you’ll be tipsy though.

The morning after is not so nice. But trust me, we’ll be back soon!


Sake Bar Decibel

Address: 240 E 9th St, New york
Neighbourhood: > East Village
Price level: Moderate
Perfect for: Having a good time with friends, after dinner drinks

PS: more hotspots are in the New York Little Black Book. A city guide to New York with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Every week I will post new adventures on Your Little Black Book so stay tuned for the latest gems I spotted!

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