Booze & Grub

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

Al’s

Al’s

[CLOSED] An actual conversation with a bouncer at Al’s: Me: “So, do you guys get all the games on Sunday” Bouncer: “Which games?” Me: “Um,…

Alphabet Lounge

Alphabet Lounge

What do you get when you mix pretension and utter lameness? Hello Alphabet Lounge. How about a spliff-smoking DJ, an annoying, beat-retarded bongo player and…

All About Food

All About Food

I think I’ve had the Italiano panini at like seven different places. It’s clear that the paninis in all these joints are either made by…

Alder

Alder

Never having the balls to go to Dufresne’s real restaurent, wd~50, I jumped at the chance to go to this, his low-rent eatery. Ok, not…

Al Bacio

Al Bacio

[CLOSED] Just another in a long line of UES little Italian haunts. But these are the great places that make the UES inhabitable, nee bearable….

Aix

Aix

[CLOSED] I swear we’ve been in this place in at least four of its incarnations. The latest, Aix (French for “overpriced”), is as big and…

Afghan Kebab House

Afghan Kebab House

Despite Mr. Bush’s hatred for the Afghan people, we love their food! Little known fact: ‘kebab’ is Afghani for “tasty as balls.” Of course there…

Aceluck

Aceluck

I used to be a big fan of the Thai lunch. Then I read some article a while back that had the caloric and fat…

A Voce

A Voce

[CLOSED] Welcome to the most expensive food court in the known world. Otherwise known as the Time Warner Center. And while A Voce isn’t the…

9C

9C

[CLOSED] Nothing makes you feel more like a local than hanging in a bar that has absolutely no right existing. 9C is that kind of…

7Square

7Square

[CLOSED] The night we showed up for a party here we were greeted by a couple dudes sporting some serious plumber cracks. They were there…

7A

7A

[CLOSED] I always like a high hipster quotient with my burger. Somehow those stupid-ass trucker hats make the meat more tender and flavorful. Actually, this…

44 Southwest

44 Southwest

Cheap Italian food in the Theater District should be a hot commodity. After all, who has the time to wait in those insane lines at…

44 & X

44 & X

Are you thin, neat, over thirty and single? No, I’m not lookin’ for a special friend, I’m telling you that you should come to this…

2 Bros. Pizza

2 Bros. Pizza

Doughy and not in any way refined, the pizza at what amounts to a corner stand a stone’s throw from the brutally nasty PABT is…

2A

2A

Overall, one of the best bars around. Sure, the real East Villagers probably turn up their noses at the “mixed” crowd, but a solid all-around…

288 (a.k.a. Tom & Jerry’s)

288 (a.k.a. Tom & Jerry’s)

One snooty Villager says, “This place doesn’t even have a velvet rope or a bad attitude. Why would anyone want to go to a place…

200 Orchard

200 Orchard

[CLOSED] I remember back in the day when this was Orchard Bar. To me it represented everything that was hip and groovy. It was the…

XVI

XVI

[CLOSED] 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…

151

151

After I finished inking my tag,¡bobloblawlawblog!, on the subterranean door, I peaked my head inside the tiny, dark space and realized that I had come…

124 Old Rabbit Club

124 Old Rabbit Club

I believe a rabbit’s hole is called a “warren.” I suppose I could Google that shit, but where’s the fun in that? I’ve always said…

10 Downing

10 Downing Food & Wine

[CLOSED] There’s something super Brit about this place. First off, the name recalls the address of like Sherlock Holmes (or the Prime Minister or something),…

The Four-Faced Liar

The Four-Faced Liar

Odd to think the last time I was in this joint was when it was called The Flying Burrito Brothers. Besides that being the absolute…