Bar Food

Hudson Station Bar & Grill

Hudson Station

You know that place you duck into when it's raining really hard ands there's absolutely nothing else open and/or safe-looking in the immediate vicinity? Yeah, t...
The Summit Bar

The Summit Bar

There was a time when Avenue C was a place where you'd be more likely to score crack than a nice cocktail. I don't even know if crack is still a thing, but the ...
Lansdowne Road

Lansdowne Road

The sports bar in Manhattan is always a fickle mistress. Yes, I suffer from idiom blindness, but my point is that a sports bar in Manhattan is akin to a John De...
Reunion Surf Bar

Réunion Surf Bar

This joint may as well be called Spicoli's Hut or Freddy Shoop's Pad (that's a Summer School reference, people!) The theme is all surf all the time, and looking...
The House of Brews

The House of Brews

I used to frequent this joint back in the day when it was B.B. Doyle's and sat a mere two blocks from my workplace in Worldwide Plaza. That job is long gone, as...
Gatsby's Bar, Lounge & Grill

Gatsby’s Bar, Lounge & Grill

All I can think about when I hear the name Gatsby is the scene in the book where that chick gets hit by a car and "her left breast swings free like a flap." The...
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...
PS450

PS450

I feel a bit pedophile-ish having drinks in this joint. After all, it sounds like a New York City public school and not some semi-swanky lounge in this non-neig...
Stout NYC

Stout NYC

One of the few Madison Square Garden area bars without Blarney in its name, Stout tries to class it up a little bit. "Class" here is a very very relative term i...
The Half Pint

The Half Pint

I have a somewhat foggy recollection of my time at The Half Pint. In fact, I didn’t even remember going there until some blurry cell phone photos I snapped turn...
Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger Ale House II

The scene of one of my most embarrassing drinking escapades happened at the old Blind Tiger Ale House right before they closed shop. I won't go into detail, but...
Oliver's Bar and Grill

Oliver’s Bar and Grill

Somehow they've taken the space that was the dreadful Barney Mac's and super-sucked it. I mean I find it amazing that any place that actually serves booze c...
Tír na nÓg

Tír na nÓg – Penn Station

We could have all sorts of fun with this name (especially with a word in it that rhymes with hog), but we will refrain in order to give the impression that ...
Channel 4

Channel 4

An unfortunate affiliation considering NBC's ratings nosedive. It seems like this bar has really taken it hard, putting out dismal numbers during weekday ni...
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Cedar Tavern

The kids have wood. Well, the students have cedar, at least. And by the looks of this place, it took a whole forest of those big boys to build it. Such a quin...
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Manchester Pub

We here at The Survey don't know much about British football culture. We've seen it firsthand in London, and we're honestly a little put off by the male/fem...
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Boat Basin Cafe

I can't help but feel like an extra from Gladiator standing in this joint. Stepping below West End Avenue into this ring of stone and concrete is kind of like b...