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Sly Fox

Map & Directions 140 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003


Village Voice's Description

A classic East Village dive, the Karpaty Pub (a/k/a Sly Fox) is exactly what you'd expect: non-seasonal Christmas lighting, cheap mirror tiles stuck to the low ceiling, cheaper pitchers of beer. It does have its quirks, though. It's located in the small Ukrainian district of the East Village, nuzzled between the inimitable Veselka diner and the unadorned Ukrainian Restaurant. Funny little drawings of a Lys Mykyta (or Sly Fox) are scattered about the room, serving as cryptic political allegories. Everyone is too blissfully drunk to notice.

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  • thevillagevoicebestof wrote a review for Sly Fox
    on 05/10/09

    OK, at the risk of sounding really old by saying this: What the f*** with the noise level at New York dives? Sometimes the cheapest bars are just too damned loud. So when we tire of staring at our friends or our dates over a $2 beer and maybe attempting to communicate with our eyes, what's left to do? If you want to actually talk to your companions, try the Sly Fox, a mostly... More >>

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  • Dawn E. on 08/11/10

    The restrooms may be in NJ but IRINA rocks

  • Ellen M. on 11/29/12

    Bathrooms are in Siberia.

  • Evan M. on 09/01/11

    Ukranian bar. Super cheap drinks, a little divey but still a young cool crowd

  • Barry H. on 07/21/10

    Yay Pilsner Urquell on tap!

  • Nicholas S. on 02/17/11

    Irina is the best.

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