No Chevys at this Levee. Former coke bar turned old-fashioned, southern saloon brings in Billyburg locals. Instead of pocket mirrors, microbrews (35 bottles, six on tap), grilled cheese, and chili... read more
As unpretentious as Tribeca gets. Actually, place would be unpretentious by even Irish or Texan standards, which is maybe not such a surprise given that's where the owners hail from. Squeeze past t... read more
Pretty pub infiltrates the Burg's main artery. Chipped black interior as comfortable as a worn pair of Chucks. Exquisite neoclassical bar dispenses top single malts. Talisker, Cragganmore, Oban, Bo... read more
Nothing snide about this Clem: earnest corner bar delivers it old school. No frills, which ain't a knock -- straight-up saloon can be a godsend in the modern 'Burg. Weathered-wood surrounds, pleasa... read more
Neighborhood bar where a few cold pints will do more to take the edge off that anger than a month of talk therapy. Bourbon Street-looking crimson exterior with iron mullions and black lanterns lead... read more
Margaritas on el roofo. Head up the staircase for comfortable college den with Mexican-accented refreshments. Keep your ambitions at about the burrito level and you should be alright. Comfortable b... read more
A modest proposal for a full night of quaffing. Standard pub trappings, but somehow adds up to more than sum of its parts. Candlelit snug in front, tables and bar in the midsection, but main scene ... read more
East 84th's local. Vest-pocket, mid-block spot with a neighborly vibe. Mural in back shows three Irish blokes ready to double fist a half dozen Guinness, but crowd tends to be younger and more upwa... read more
Exactly what you think of when you imagine a grungy, run-down pub. Tinned walls, TV above the bar, sticky-looking tables. A favorite for locals in search of a chill place to watch the game and thro... read more
We'll admit the differences between any two Irish pubs are pretty much academic to us, but Moran's central midtown location keeps it on the posher side. Old-timey front in shades of sage and emeral... read more
Restaurant becomes cramped, sexy, sweaty hotspot after ten. Neutral meeting ground for local and touring rockers. See Kings of Leon kick it with the Strokes' manager over whiskey shots. Place bets ... read more
Easygoing after work pub for the brownstone bunch. Concrete walls illuminated by glowing lanterns effect grotto look. It's your above-ground fantasy basement with arsenal of weekly wines and beer, ... read more
Throw on your dirtiest jeans and forget about your laundry. Your quarters are better spent on the nabe's best juker. Tiny, but a worthy respite from Amsterdam's frat bar row. Bartenders have follow... read more
A typical West Village pub that somehow found itself in far Soho among the likes of Stay. Over thirty years of service to the nabe, but now with a little bit of glitter floating in your pint of ale... read more
Think Kotter, not mono. Low-pretense joint not nearly as viral as we might have feared. Good for when the rest of the L.E.S. scene seems a little too precious. Straight-forward space draws laid-bac... read more
Hops lover's heaven. Girls are outnumbered by the mostly male crowd, but with over 66 draughts and 130 bottles of international suds, thirsty singles still find plenty of great head. If you can't d... read more
Nestled among a White Castle and a BP. Surprisingly welcoming, authentic Irish pub. Barkeeps are actual Old Sod exports, or else damn fine at faking accents. Wood floors and rustic touches ideal fo... read more
Imported beers and hot imported bartenders rule this Irish outpost, just a merciful inch away from Bedford's hipster crush. Footie onscreen and eclectic (some say "odd") Euro taste in music—Outkast... read more
Ancient tavern where everybody's double-fisting it. House beer comes in light or dark, two mugs at a time. Cool because it's classic, no thanks to the crowd. Tanked fratboys in several exciting var... read more
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...