Where: East Village
Atmosphere: Unpretentious
Website: satsko.com
What to order: Sakegria and Pork Belly Watermelon Salad

Satsko is the only spot on this list where “sake bombing” is acceptable, however looking pass the surface, this isn’t such a bad thing. Hip-hop bumping through the speakers, this sake bar aims to shift the focus back to what bars are about—fun. Sakegria is a fun twist on sangria is a mix of sake, plum wine, red wine, and seasonal fruit. It’s as smooth as it is dangerous going down. The Pork Belly Watermelon Salad is deep fried pork belly, barely ripe watermelon, and pickled ginger. Both are a must.