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The Lower East Side is one of the last remaining neighborhoods in Manhattan that has even a little of it's original grit left. Enjoy some amazing soup dumplings at a very low key Chinese spot and follow it up with drinks at one the neighborhoods original dive bars.

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Briana is a talent scout with a love for good times and cheap drinks. She knows the very best spots to get dumplings and drinks from the Lower East Side to Bushwick.

Shanghai DumplingRestaurants & Cafes
Easygoing, cash-only eatery featuring signature soup dumplings & other Chinese favorites.
(212) 966-3988website
100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Shanghai is a low key Lower East Side Chinese restaurant. Good food and solid service. Most important, get the soup dumplings!

© photos courtesy of Shanghai Dumpling
169 BarBars & Lounges
Bar with palm trees, a leopard-print pool table & a small menu of oysters, borscht & dumplings.
(646) 833-7199website
169 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

169 may be THE original dive bar in New York City. Opened in one form or another since 1916, it's holding down the Lower East Side's gritty roots all by itself. Even after all that time, still a great spot to enjoy tiki drinks with friends.

© photos courtesy of 169 Bar

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