Classic Bar

Zablozki's

Zablozki’s

I think this is what Brooklyn had in mind when it decided to become the new Brooklyn. And Williamsburg decided to transition from the neighborhood…

The Whiskey Ward

The Whiskey Ward

A pool table, a jukebox and good beer on tap. It’s like the best opening line ever written (if I do say so myself). This…

Toad Hall

Toad Hall

It’s like SoHo’s version of a sports bar. There are TVs and munchies on the bar. There are a bunch of people smoking and milling…

The Thirsty Scholar

The Thirsty Scholar

Maybe it’s not the most popular joint. Maybe it’s not the hippest joint. Maybe its name inspires more yawns than anything else, but this pub…

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…

P&G Cafe

P&G Cafe

[CLOSED] The first thing I though was, “Shouldn’t the beers be cheaper in this dump?” Seriously, if you’re going to charge five bucks for a…

Old Town Bar

Old Town Bar

A name so apropos it hurts. Surrounded by some of the snobbiest establishments in the city, this bar has managed to survive since the 1880’s…

McHale’s

McHale’s

[CLOSED] Don’t let the cover fool you, this isn’t the OTB junkie hang out it appears to be. Nope, it’s an old school bar with…

Marshall Stack

Marshall Stack

I read the name of this place and thought it was gonna be rock ‘n’ roll heaven. Like Vazac’s but with music that I might…

The Magician

The Magician

Poof! You’re a sucky bar. We’re honestly not really sure what’s going on here. This place feels so oddly cold and empty that you’d figure…

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…

Fanelli’s

Fanelli’s

Sometimes progress takes a backseat to tradition. Most of the time progress means bulldozing the past and paving it over with some shiny new metal…

d.b.a.

d.b.a.

In high school a lot of our friends listened to N.W.A. We all know what that stands for. Aside from the fact that this bar’s…

Corner Bistro

Corner Bistro

I came here on a bright sunny day in the summer, waiting to meet a group of guys for lunch and hundreds of drinks elsewhere….

The Collins Bar

The Collins Bar

[CLOSED] Finally, a bar with no pretense. Collins Bar doesn’t try to pretend to be anything but a neighborhood watering hole that attracts after work,…

Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey

Winding my way through the Meatpacking District and practically out onto the West Side Highway, I thought maybe Mapquest had once again led me into…

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

I keep reading sites that refer to this bar as a “dive.” Clearly these people have never been in an actual dive, as they generally…

Blind Tiger Ale House

Blind Tiger Ale House

[CLOSED at this location] Reopened: Blind Tiger Ale House II Welcome to your classic pub, complete with wood paneling, tons of unpronounceable beer on tap…