South Boogie institution across the street from the bleachers, under the 4 train. Navigate ceiling art—Budweiser beer blimps, xxxl t-shirts, televisions—to post up at the center bar for pitchers, n... read more
If Abercrombie & Fitch was a bar. Not entirely in a bad way, either. Wood walls made from pickle barrels, communal tables, big windows for scoping Ludlow shenanigans. Fresh-scrubbed crowd strai... read more
Didn’t take a set of brass balls to figure out the MePa needed a solid spot for unpretentious quaffing. Emerald Isle vibe, seasonally shifting beer menu, watermelon margaritas for pleasing girly-gi... read more
Alligator Lounge peeps bring brick-oven pizza biz to former Cellar space. Revamped E.Vill joint gussied up with lacquered tiles and requisite croc fixtures. NYU kids come for Skee-Ball, stay for th... read more
If you’re not a shut-in, you’ve probably celebrated a birthday or a wrap party here. Airy, lounge-style upstairs rooms good for parties, downstairs is sleek storefront Irish. All things to all peop... read more
George Washington ate here and so can you. And since you (presumably) don't have wooden teeth, expect the going to be much easier. Opened in 1762, former Revolutionary War hang now sports multi-mil... read more
Big screen TV, ample draft beer selection, and well-executed versions of standard pub fare make this Chelsea bar a good bet when you don't feel like dealing with velvet ropes and bottle service. Cr... read more
Wash down the week's worries with $4 Bloody Marys and ice cold Belgians alongside fellow drinkers. Happy hour includes $2 off every drink. Hibernate here in the winter and bake in the outdoor seati... read more
Bounce pulls off a hat trick rarely achieved on the Upper East Side: it's at once elegant, sophisticated, and completely down to earth. A menu of burgers, salads, and wraps delivers the goods for l... read more
Kick it old school with the ghost of the Bambino. Since 1923 and still in the family, upscale Bomber shrine has hosted many a bat slinger drowning his slump. Spare décor manages to trend tasteful w... read more
All about football, and not the American kind. Former rowdy mess of a place with flowing taps tended by just as rowdy bartenders. Third Avenue staple now holds court in multi-million dollar space w... read more
The late-afternoon Penguin paperback bar crowd gives way to grad students on a tear as the evening progresses. Cheap drinks and lovely servers—really, what more could you want? The fun begins when ... read more
Neon sign is not a typo. Geek-boy film crews and UPS workers in their fly brown shorts both agree on super-old, super-dark tavern. Perfect pints and lots of regulars who start the night at noon. Cl... read more
Four decade-plus survivor now imperiled by Port Authority encroachment. Enjoy it while you can. Zero pretense spot welcomes in classic Irish fashion. Walk quickly past hideous menu-toting leprechau... read more
Approximates a cozy, firelit night spent in county Meath or Monaghan (where the owners hail from). Been a bar in this spot since the 19th century; sawdust and Tudor beams attest to it. Regulars at ... read more
Not quite a hundred years old, but getting there. Founded in 1936 and still in the family, classic local pub serves dedicated city lizards every night without fail. No pretense, no bother, and no f... read more
Welcoming spot, once a Stillman set, happily unchanged over the last hundred years. Retains some blue collar appeal through dilapidated charm and enchanting, lofty ceilings. Much-needed beers acqui... read more
Ancient brick tavern surreally marooned among the smoked-glass towers of midtown. Holdover interior with original stained glass, dark wood, ample memorabilia. When the end-of-work whistle blows, a... read more
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...