Drink your way around the world on a Metrocard
The economy has seen better days but thats no reason to bag
dreams of world travel. You can imagine youre in far parts of the
world by using our jet-lag-free nightlife itinerary.
240 Mulberry St., btwn Prince and Spring sts., 212-431-4635
This Aussie restaurant and bar in NoLita keeps the rugby game on,
the kanga skewers cooking and the Fosters flowing. Visitors can
head out back to the outdoor gar-den for an authentic Aussie BBQ.
As the evening heats up, venture downstairs to The Creek Bar
and continue sipping Australian wines and brews served up by
bartenders from Down Under.
191 Chrystie St., btwn Stanton and Rivington sts., 212-677-7328
As owner Mark Osborne puts it, hookah bar Kush boasts a
journey through the Silk Routes, starting in North Africa and
winding through East Africa, the mideast, India and the Near-
East. Inside, Moroccan tile tables complement Indian carved teak,
and an Indonesian Buddha head and Afghani woodwork enhance
the out-of-city feel of the bar. Patrons can buy a private hookah
($30, with discounts offered on some nights). Hookah pipes are available to
customers in 20 different flavors.Pravda
281 Lafayette St. at Prince St., 212-226-4944
Pravda may be located on Lafayette Street, but a swig or two of vodka will
have you convinced youre in Moscow. The place offers more than 70 varieties 10
are house-infused. In addition to authentic fare, including blini with caviar,
the decor is unmistakably Russian right down to the lamps designed to resemble the streetlights of Moscow.
113 N. Third St., btwn Berry St. and Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, 718-963-3973
One of the first and few remaining Austro-Hungarian beer gardens in the tri-state area, Radegast Hall & Biergarten offers an authentic Central European
experience in the heart of Williamsburg. An outdoor garden comes complete with a sizzling grill and a retractable roof for colder months. A wide selection
of premium European beers (40 bottled and 13 on draft) hails from Germany, Austria, Belgium and Czechoslovakia. Slovakia-born owners Andrej Ivanov and
Ivan Kohue have tried to recreate an Austria-Hungarian feel, and
Ivanov promises that patrons can experience Oktoberfest every
344 Bowery at Great Jones St., 212-979-6606
35 W. 19th St., btwn Fifth and Sixth aves., 212-229-2300
Salas tapas, raciones and delicious sangria are rooted in traditional Spanish casual fare. Owner Michael Jannettas goal was to keep things as authentically Spanish as possible; the menu, decor and atmosphere derive inspiration from the Bass
Country, Andalusia, the Central Planes and Valencia.