After Work

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…

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…

Union Bar

Union Bar

[CLOSED] Union Bar is funny. We’ve never had a particularly good time there, yet we continue to go there. Whoever said location, location, location really…

Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

[CLOSED] 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…

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…

The Snug

The Snug

[CLOSED] 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…

Scruffy Duffy’s

Scruffy Duffy’s

[CLOSED] Addendum [hey, things change] Okay, we admit that our original impression of this joint was slightly skewed by the time of day and day…

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…

Revival

Revival

There are no gimmicks at this Astor Place area bar–and that’s actually pretty refreshing. No little couches, no pinpoint halogens, no horrendous drum ‘n bass…

Remedy Bar and Grill

Remedy Bar and Grill

[CLOSED] The only thing this place is a remedy for is insomnia. And that damn waterfall on the back wall had me running for the…

Pazza Notte

Pazza Notte

Rumor has it that there is food and hit served in this joint. I have my doubts. The only reason to come here, as far…

Park Bar

Park Bar

The Park Bar is a tiny, little box of a room situated just off of Union Square, an area amazingly devoid of decent places to…

Otis

Otis

[CLOSED] Do you ever read reviews of a place, go there and wonder if you have walked into the same joint you read about? Everything…

Nation

Nation

[CLOSED] There seems to be a lot of these Midtown bars that are kind of faceless in the way a five story walk up tenement…

McAnn’s

McAnn’s

If you’re planning a night out in a bar in the Port Authority, then you have some serious problems. If you’re eating a meal here,…

McAleer’s Pub

McAleer’s Pub

Looking for a good, honest to goodness pub that serves great burgers and a decent pint? Look no further than this UWS landmark. The jukebox…

K Lounge

K Lounge

[CLOSED] 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…

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…

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…

Fubar

Fubar

[CLOSED] Generally the midtown bar scene is stuffed with suits as far as the eye can see. There is typically nothing hip about the places,…