Fish and chips, peppers, cocktails and rustic vibes at The Wren!

Fish and chips, peppers, cocktails and rustic vibes at The Wren!

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One of my favorite things to do is to discover new restaurants and bars in NY and share my experience with you! And when the place is perfect for a fun happy hour but it’s cozy enough for a special date, you can’t go wrong with it! So yes, this week Ryu and I went to The Wren, an upscale rustic bar and restaurant located in the East Village, one of my favorite parts of the city. We had such a great time that I couldn’t help myself but share everything with you.

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Can we begin by saying how cozy the place is? The lights hanging form the ceiling, the rustic decor… It’s a perfect mix of an Irish pub with the cool vibe of the Village, if this makes any sense to you! I liked how it’s young and fresh but at the same time it has this fancy – yet rustic – decoration and atmosphere. You have to see for yourslef because I’m clearly really bad at describing places. Ah! And the music… great selection and perfect volume level! YES, I pay attention to this wherever I go, it bothers me a lot when I wanna go hang out with friends at a bar and the music is so loud that I have to spend most of the evening yelling or the volume is so low that I have to be aware of what we’ll be talking about.

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The prices were okay, not super cheap but not overpriced, it fits the restaurant’s style. One of the best things about The Wren is their craft cocktails ($13), beers and other drinks selection. I had the virgin hot cider and Ryu had the regular, both got our seal of approval! For dinner we had the Wren burger with fries ($18), traditional fish and chips ($19) and shishito peppers ($9), which were surprisingly good, I’m not a fan of peppers but gave this a go, so if you are a fan of peppers, go for it. All appetizers were $9-14 each, which is okay for me. We also had their famous churros with caramel sauce, the only dessert item on the menu and they were sooo good – according to Ryu. We really enjoyed our experience, food was good, service was good and the place was perfect for a casual dinner date or to catch up and have fun with friends and I can’t wait to be back! We were there on a Monday and it was quite busy (it’s New York after all!), I’m excited to go on a weekend next time! They also offer brunch (Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30AM to 4:00PM). No reservations. The Wren is located at 344 Bowery, New York, NY. Click HERE to check their menu and official website! I hope you guys like it and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @marthasachser and @blognyandabout for more NY tips adventures in the city!

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