MSG Area

Taco Bell Penn Plaza

Taco Bell (Penn Station)

You'd have to be crazy or completely desperate to end up eating here. Combining boil-in-a-bag meat and the shitshow that is Penn Station is enough to make the r...
Flying Puck Bar

The Flying Puck

What would otherwise be a perfectly serviceable midtown bar full of what could only be construed as the dregs of the pre and post-hangover scene surrounding MSG...
Brother Jimmy's Midtown

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ — MSG

Closer to MSG you could not get. Obviously built to house pre-concert revelers and be-jerseyed Rangers fans, Bro Jimmy's, the latest in the venerable chain, doe...
Amici 36

Amici 36

Another one of those gigantic, meandering midtown lunch joints with every imaginable kind of food under glass. Want a panini? They got it. Want a burrito, c...
Subway MSG

Subway (Madison Square Garden)

Oh Christ, I've gone and done it again. I swore up and down I was done with this shit-ass chain, but I found myself needing something to keep my head from s...
Walter's Bar

Walter’s Bar

I'm not really sure what to say about this place other than I think my fraternity basement might have actually been a little classier. Now this, my house's base...
Deno's Bikini Bar U.S.A.

Deno’s Bikini Bar U.S.A.

Um, uh. Ehem. Like... *Cough* So... Very very young girls in bikinis serving grown men beers in a joint that looks like a cross between the dark warehouse in ...
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...
Cipotle Penn Plaza

Chipotle – Penn Plaza

Yes, they have tacos. Sure, burritos are on the menu. I think there's like one other thing they serve, too. It's all sitting in tins waiting to be scooped into ...
Azuki

Azuki

For some reason the name of this place looks really cool written out. Look at it. There's something about the way the 'z' and 'k' set each other off, I think. B...
Pax Wholesome Foods MSG Area

Pax Wholesome Foods (MSG Area)

It seems a while back that I had a real problem with this place. Not this particular location, mind you, but the Pax family of restaurants in general. Their foo...
Hammerstein Ballroom

Hammerstein Ballroom

It took me quite a while to get to a show here. It turns out that my first show was a special one—if you're into that kind of thing. As part of a work event, we...
Chef Yu

Chef Yu

Discerning one Chinese restaurant from another is a tough. Especially, that is, if the place is nothing special or extraordinary or beyond the chicken with mixe...

Gotham Hall

There are all sorts of these venues in Manhattan that used to be something else and are now used for big, blow-out parties with music and dancing and celebs and...
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 ...
Sbarro MSG

Sbarro (Madison Square Garden)

Sbarro, the pizza eaten by mall slobs throughout the the country, is actually Italian for "sub par." Yes, I've been guilty at times of being a mall slob, but ha...
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Harp Bar & Restaurant

We have a test for you. We'll blindfold you and drop you in any of the handful of Irish pubs surrounding Madison Square Garden. After removing your eyewear ...