After Work

Point Break NYC

Point Break NYC

How in the ever loving hell could there be two bars in NYC that relate to a semi-classic surf  crime movie staring Keanu Reeves movie from 1991 (which was in tu...
Berreria

Birreria

There's nothing like reviewing a beer garden in the dead of winter. Though calling Birreria a beer garden is a bit of a misnomer, despite all outward appearance...
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 those pop-up ones that your uncle towed b...
Pazza Notte

Pazza Notte

Rumor has it that there is food and shit served in this joint. I have my doubts. The only reason to come here, as far as I'm concerned, is for the two-for-one m...
The Open Door Gastropub

The Open Door Gastropub

We came upon the aptly named Open Door on a snowy in January. Apparently they don't get a whole lot of late night traffic in the Financial District, let alo...
The Standard Biergarten

The Standard Biergarten

I suppose there had to be somewhere in the city where yuppies still gather to play after work. I mean besides The Ginger Man, that is. Like that throw back (but...
Johnny Utah's

Johnny Utah’s

You gotta worry about a joint that names itself after a Keanu Reeves character in Point Break. You gotta worry even more about a place that has a mechanical bul...
The Snug

The Snug

Despite the name, I've certainly been to smaller bars in the city. But the snug adjective does describe the warm atmosphere of a joint that knows why it exi...
Valhalla

Valhalla

Its name says Valhalla, but its interior reads more like an empty Crate & Barrel showroom or minimalist model condo. There's just entirely too much white dr...
HK

HK

There was an age at some point in the 90s when this whole Jetsons thing was in. Not Jetsons really, but like the 50s version of what they thought the future...
Stitch Bar & Lounge

Stitch Bar & Lounge

I could buy like ten pairs of pants for the price of that beer! That remark wouldn't be far from the truth in this here garment district, where very small immig...
K Lounge

K Lounge

I'm totally convinced that behind one of those curtains lies the strip club that this place so obviously is. It hasn't revealed itself to me, but all the ev...
Rink Bar

Rink Bar

Nothing like a huge corporate event to bring out the charm in a place. Add in the open-air CEO speech about how much ass your company kicks, while being ogled b...
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Nation

There seems to be a lot of these Midtown bars that are kind of faceless in the way a five story walk up tenement on the Upper East Side is faceless. Sure, t...
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Remedy Bar and Grill

The only thing this place is a remedy for is insomnia. And that damn waterfall on the back wall had me running for the bathroom every five minutes. The only...
Social

Social

There is apparently a whole mess of stuff going on at this bar that I had no idea about. They claim to have like twenty-two floors of fun, but we were forced to...
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Under the Volcano

Named after a 1980's movie about a bunch of munchkins who take over a hotel... What? That's Under the Rainbow? Ha, sorry. Named after a book by Malcolm Lowr...