I have actually only been here once. I went with my brother this summer. It was our first dinner while he was living here and we wanted good beer and burgers. If you are looking for that in the East Village. Head to Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 E. 7th st. near 2nd ave).
You walk into the basement of nondescript building, on a staircase that is in a cage. It does look a bit ominous, but once you get in you realize its nothing but friendly and cozy. The staff couldn’t be nicer. The room is a dim lit almost country style room with high tables. The whole room seems to be made of dark woods. We were there on a Sunday but it was mostly small groups of 2-4, nothing bigger. It was relatively quiet which added to the relaxing feel of the room.
There was nothing fancy about the burger, no crazy cheeses or toppings or special sauces or anything like that. It was just a damn good burger. Oysters go nicely with IPAs and stouts but you knew that already.
The beer list is awesome. There was very few that I had tried before. The list seemed to be mostly German, Belgian and the local stuff all seemed to be from Brooklyn. Nothing wrong with any of that if you ask me.