Booze & Grub

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

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse – Park Avenue

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse – Park Avenue

Its unassuming exterior belies the super-cool tiled ceilings, soft lighting and dark wood found when you step inside this Park Ave. steakhouse. There’s no doubting…

Wok & Roll

Wok & Roll

[CLOSED] Straight from the malls of middle America and into your home comes Wok & Roll. This food court staple is Chinese food for areas…

Wicked Wolf

[CLOSED] One patron says, “It looks as though the owner’s basement barfed on the walls.” Everything from old banners to a Lil’ Penny doll adorn…

Why Not Bar

Why Not Bar

[CLOSED] is now: Blue Ruin Why not barf here? Why not stick a spike in your arm, poop yourself and then stumble out onto Ninth…

Who’s On First

Who’s On First

[CLOSED] One of the original kiddy joints on 1st Avenue, Who’s On First has somehow survived the slaughter of its UES brethren. It does this…

Wholesome Wraps

Wholesome Wraps

[CLOSED] I’m still trying to figure out how a tortilla filled with cubes of cheese could technically be “healthy” or “wholesome,” but I’m the same…

White Horse Tavern

White Horse Tavern

Look, I’m old. I can collect 125 years worth of dust on my chandeliers. You know Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan all breathed…

The Whiskey Ward

The Whiskey Ward

A pool table, a jukebox and good beer on tap. It’s like the best opening line ever written (if I do say so myself). This…

Whiskey Trader

Whiskey Trader

The outside of this joint always makes me a little sad. It kind of looks like the outside of a sad camper. Like one of…

Whiskey Blue

Whiskey Blue

Hello and welcome to the land of the pretentious. So pretentious it comes off as a joke. You have the clich√© giant black dude at…

Westway Diner

Westway Diner

I’ve had too many drunken diner experiences to count. I’ve recounted some of them here, but there’s always space for one more. My new drunk…

Westside Brewing Company

Westside Brewing Company

[CLOSED] Welcome to all the blah the UWS has to offer. It’s no wonder this neighborhood has garnered a vanilla image and squeaky-clean, prepster attitude….

West Side Sushi

West Side Sushi

[CLOSED] First, this place needs to clean the bird shit off of its awning. There’s nothing that primes the ole stomach for a meal like…

West Side Cottage II

West Side Cottage II

[CLOSED] West Side Cottage Too? Haha, very clever–now clean up the damn roach that’s sitting by my new Nikes. This is how pathetic lunch has…

Wendy’s (Midtown West)

Wendy’s (Midtown West)

A double-decker Wendy’s! Just what this town needs is two levels of artery-clogging junk food. Although we have to give Wendy’s a nod over some…

Welcome to the Johnsons

Welcome to the Johnsons

Decorated to look like a 70’s rumpus room, this joint comes off looking more like the Delta Tau Chi house with a bad hangover. Patrons…

WCOU

WCOU Radio (a.k.a. Tile Bar)

My visit here was a short one. It basically involved stumbling in drunk from a night out elsewhere, ordering a beer with a couple friends,…

Walter's Bar

Walter’s Bar

I’m not really sure what to say about this place other than I think my fraternity basement might have actually been a little classier. Now…

Vynl

Vynl

[CLOSED] Yes, it may sound like an S&M club in the meat packing district, but names can be deceiving. (Like, who could have imagined The…

Vol de Nuit

Vol de Nuit

Belgians must think they’re soooo superior. Why else would they open these bars where all they serve is Belgian beers? Where’s the Bud? Where are…

Void

Void

[CLOSED] As a cinema studies minor, I took a lot of classes in the visual arts college at my university. All of these classes involved…

Virgil’s Real BBQ

Virgil’s Real BBQ

One of the most satisfying meat pits in the city that will bring out your inner cannibal with its fine, but unattractive dishes. After all,…

VIP Club

VIP Club

Second only to Scores, VIP packs in bachelor parties and drooling men of all kinds. Unlike Scores, you won’t find any sheiks or celebs hanging…