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The Penny Farthing: We know what you’re thinking…oh great, another generic pub-meets-sports bar, just what the East Village needs. But how many run-of-the-mill spots use mushrooms to treat their wood so that it’s perfectly worn and rustic? This is no Village Pourhouse, folks. Designer Ben Kay has completely transformed the former Café Deville space into an edgy yet warm escape from the concrete jungle. Covered in exposed brick, the open-air main floor is divided into a spacious bar area and a separate dining room (but be warned the emphasis is definitely on the drinks here). The décor is minimal but still inviting, with industrial bulbs and candles providing dim lighting, and antique wheels sprucing up the walls (an homage to the bar’s name—a somewhat comical ancestor of the bicycle). On the weekends, sneak downstairs to their private alcove PF13, which includes a separate entrance on 13th Street. With its own bar, long wooden banquettes, beautiful stone walls and zero windows, the cavernous space guarantees some frisky dance parties. Either bar offers an extensive beer menu and cocktails for both the whisky drinkers and the wary. They cost slightly more than average for pub fare ($12 for specialty cocktails, $7 for drafts), but this is an above-average pub, so pony up those pennies!