Greenwich Village

The Up & Up

The Up & Up

It's an ironic name (kind of like the mustache on that dude hanging in the doorway), but also a pun. Get it? It's a subterranean bar (the first "up) and "up" is...
Cuba

Cuba

When I first attended a boozy brunch at Cuba we were not legally allowed to visit that country as Americans. And, honestly, I'm not even sure if we're necessari...
Carroll Place

Carroll Place

I somehow walked by Kenny's Castaways probably around a million times in my early life and never went inside. Something about the joint repelled me. Maybe it's ...
Amity Hall

Amity Hall

So, Mr. Hipster, you ask. What the hell were you doing at this Village bar just steps from NYU? Isn't this where kids go when they want a fancy burger, or are s...
Falucka

Falucka

This place was a total drop-in. Meaning that I was walking around with a small group of guys, had slightly dried out since our last drink and decided the jo...
Esperanto Cafe

Esperanto Cafe

I spent a whole bunch of time in coffeehouses in my teenage years in LA. At the time it was a great place for a high school guy, or group of guys, who went to...
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...
Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

Reopened: Minetta Tavern (II) The fact that this thing is just getting its place on The Survey in late 2007 is pretty funny. I've been doing this for a few ...
Camaje

Camaje Bistro

On a space scale of small to large, Camaje ranks a tiny. Its smallness is also its strongest feature, as we owned the entirety of the restaurant for a priva...