Beer Joint

Carmine Street Beers

Carmine Street Beers

To call this a bar would be to mislead people who hang out in bars. It's more of a beer bodega with a little bar up front. Like if they served wine, it would be...

Fool’s Gold

I can't help but feel a little insulted by the name of this place. Not so much insulted, I guess, but definitely confused why you would name your bar "Fool's Go...
The Stag's Head

The Stag’s Head

I'm generally a fan of bar-like bars. I mean, I love a dive more than anything, but a close second is a bar that purports to be nothing more than a bar. No gimm...
Barcade New York

Barcade New York

Barcade is like every nerd's dream, but with lots of beers on tap. The question is, what nerds are they trying to serve? Arcades aren't a thing that the presuma...
BXL East

BXL East

Hot damn the Belgians love their beer. I mean they probably love chocolate just as much, but this joint doesn't trade in the sweet stuff. Instead this hole-in-t...
The Pony Bar

The Pony Bar

This joint has a seriously classic look. A long wooden bar with wooden bar stools lines one side of the narrow space, with low tables on the other. The floo...
Matchless

Matchless

Brunch is supposed to be eaten at nice white tables on a sunny garden patio with stemware and fruit juice mixed with bubbly alcohol. There should be girls i...
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 it's better to be absolutely w...
Jimmy's No. 43

Jimmy’s No. 43

Everything at this joint screams good time. Some sort of vaguely Belgian theme combined with a kind of Arthurian rusticness and close subterranean quarters and ...
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...
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...
Spitzer's Corner

Spitzer’s Corner

This joint is like a dream--a dream in which you have to wait an hour for a table, but a dream nonetheless. Stocked with more beers on tap than you could po...
Stanton Public

Stanton Public

How often do you go to a bar where the bartender could confuse one one-legged man loitering outside for another? It so happened that while walking up to Sta...