The infamous “KGB” stands for Komitet (Committee) Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (State Security). You won’t find any of spies upstairs at KGB Bar in the East Village in New York City (at least we hope not), but you might take one look at the interior and expect the lovechild of Jack Kerouac and Lenin to walk in the door and join you for a vodka. Candles, curtains, dim lighting, poetry readings, a chill-out vibe… and of course, propaganda posters and loads of kitsch.
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September 28, 2011
In New York, the competition for being thought of as ‘a great bar’ is fierce. So what does it take to stand out in a two-dozen square mile island filled with some of the most fashionable, reputable, and trendsetting entrepreneurs in the world? Here’s a start: friendly pint-pourers and cocktail superheroes to keep you quenched, a proudly unique and upbeat atmosphere, reasonably priced drunk food, and late closing hours. If you’re anywhere near Wall Street (and, to be honest, even if you aren’t), you mustn’t pass up a visit to Ulysses’, which ticks all these boxes as well as all the rest!