Bar Food

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…

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…

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

[CLOSED] If this were 1991, we would call this place Ship of Tools. Actually, we would probably still be calling it by its former incarnation,…

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…

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…

Pioneer Bar

Pioneer Bar

[CLOSED] I’m a little torn on this one, as it was me and the Mrs. who brought our friends to this joint for a night…

Oliver's Bar and Grill

Oliver’s Bar and Grill

[CLOSED] 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…

O’Flanagan’s Ale House

O’Flanagan’s Ale House

[CLOSED] Though O’Flanagan’s isn’t going to win any gold stars for service, and has no discernible personality whatsoever, you could do worse when looking to grab…

Off the Wagon

Off the Wagon

The only memorable thing about this place is the foosball table — and the fact nobody can remember where it is. Maybe that’s testament to…

Milady’s Restaurant

Milady’s Restaurant

[CLOSED] Calling this place a restaurant is really pushing it. More like “a friend’s basement in Jersey disguised as a bar, disguised as restaurant —…

McSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley’s Old Ale House

There is absolutely no exaggeration here when we call this place “old.” McSorley’s has been packing ’em in since the dinosaurs roamed the earth (well,…

Manchester Pub

Manchester Pub

[CLOSED] 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…

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…

Kelly’s

Kelly’s

[CLOSED] My god, make the boredom stop! Something, anything. When people mention words like generic, derivative and horribly dull, Kelly’s immediately comes to mind. We…

Jake’s Dilemma

Jake’s Dilemma

The old joke goes that Jake’s only dilemma is that he can’t get any chicks into his bar. Seriously, what self-respecting yuppie UWS woman would…

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…

The Gin Mill

The Gin Mill

Aah, those first couple of post-college years spent drinking Bud Light at 4 AM on Thursday nights… Ah, the days when wearing your “good” hat…

ESPN Zone

ESPN Zone

[CLOSED] Warning: if you feel a headache coming on, avoid getting anywhere near this joint (in fact, avoid the entire neighborhood.) While it’s been a…

Down the Hatch

Down the Hatch

The king of NYC college dive bars, “claustrophobic and stinky” are the two most common words uttered when speaking about this “shithole.” “Fucked up drunk”…

David Copperfield’s

David Copperfield’s

[CLOSED] No, you won’t find Claudia Schiffer hanging out at this UES watering hole. Luckily, you won’t find any mulleted, leather panted magicians either. In…

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 nights considering…