Booze & Grub: NYC

Reviews of New York City’s most popular (and least popular) bars and restaurants.

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Rosehill

became: Artisanal Formerly a weird joint called An American Place, someone got smart and changed that stupid name. . . to another stupid name. Now sounding li...
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Bagel Express

New York bagels with all the trimmings, including chocolate chip tofu cream cheese. Actually, that's just a rumor, but the to go or eat-in restaurant do...
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XVI

This bi-leveled lounge/dance club is like two, two, two parties in one! Stay upstairs, and XVI (16, for all of our Roman numeraly impaired friends) is a coo...
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Back Fence Bar

Where horrible folk singers go to die -- or at least suffer a little while trying to croon over the din of drunken frat boys and flying peanuts. This has to...
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Broadway Diner

It's a stupid diner. What the hell else can you say? Oh, I guess you could say: The menu is limited, the service is not so good, and the crowd speaks less Eng...
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Rodeo Bar

Apparently this is one of the biggest country and western bars in New York City. To the casual observer it looks like a bizarre mess, with a huge stuffed bu...
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The Auction House

Don't even think of going to this posh Upper East Sider without a shot of espresso or a serious dose of speed. Sleepy doesn't even begin to describe this dark, ...
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Pedro’s

Became: Judge Crater's   is now: Biddy's Pub Critics describe it as a "hot smoky box not unlike being trapped on the surface of a cancerous lung." But fans ...
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Ski Bar

If you like paying a cover, plastic shavings floating in your $7 beer and teenagers puking to loud spring break music, this is your place! Nobody is sure if...