New York City’s most decadent theme bars – Cloister Cafe: best medieval bar

It’s hard to believe that a bar based on the medieval period could attract so many hipsters but that’s exactly what you can expect at this East Village institution ( There are three different dining areas: the outdoor garden, the dining room and the hookah lounge. Gargoyles and swords help create the mood, and the stained-glass windows were acquired after a nearby church underwent renovations.
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Experience the grand old days of New York City at these historic hotels, from the Warwick, which once hosted the Beatles, to the St. Regis, where each floor comes with a butler — then and now

If these walls could talk, oh the stories they would tell. From the silver screen to the silver spoon, these historic hotels have seen it all — and now you can too. Most were built over a century ago and though they’ve been through more than a few incarnations, they remain a testament to the resilience of the New York spirit, not to mention a stately place to call your home-away-from-home while in the city. It’s safe to say these legends will live on… and on.

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Cloister Cafe featured in “Where OITNB Characters Would Eat in NYC” article from Spoon University

“at the end of season 3, the OITNB prisoners seem to have escaped Litchfield. Hopefully, they come to NYC to enjoy a good meal with us. Among the many diverse NYC restaurants, some of our favorite OITNB stars can find one that perfectly matches each one’s unique personality.”

Sister Jane: Cloister Cafe

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A restaurant built from a renovated church, how fitting. We all know Sister Jane was known as a troublemaker in the church, sneaking out to go to protests at night. At Cloister Cafe, Sister Badass can enjoy some late night hookah amongst saints and sinners.

Thanks to Spoon University for the feature!

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