Neighborhood Bar

Biddy's Pub

Biddy’s Pub

The name makes it sound like there are a bunch of blue-haired yentas hanging out in this joint. Apparently my Irish vernacular isn't so good, as a biddy is also...
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East 4th Street Bar

Hey, I have an idea! Let's go to that bar. You know, that bar. The one down in the East Village. What the hell is the name of it? I think it's on East 5th Str...
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Lotus Lounge

What a serendipitous find this place was! A respite from the scene that dominates the Lower East Side, Lotus Lounge is more like a true coffee house than a ...
Dive 75

Dive 75

To call this place a dive is doing it a real disservice. It's more like a comfortable studio apartment, really. Complete with board games, including Connect Fou...
Broome Street Bar

Broome Street Bar

In the land of the lounge, the Broome Street Bar is a nice respite. There's no velvet rope, and most of the clientele look well-fed. Jeans are the norm (with th...
Reif's Tavern

Reif’s Tavern

Ah, so this is where all the depressed, 60-year old divorcés hang out. Nothing says fun like four old dudes in Irish snap-brim caps holding cigarettes that are ...
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Bouche Bar

If you've ever had the fantasy of going to a bar with absolutely no attitude, no pressure and about 20 square feet of real estate, this is your bar. Feeling m...
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Gaf Bar

There really are a lot of bars in this city that deserve the moniker "world's biggest hole in the wall." None is more deserving of this designation than the G...
The Gaf West

The Gaf West

Yes, The Gaf is a different joint than Gaf Bar--but barely. The only real difference is about 35 streets, six avenues and a little lower decibel level. The Hell...
Bailey's Corner

Bailey’s Corner

What is essentially a neighborhood dive (if there is such a thing on the UES), this smoky, old-school bar attracts a bizarre mixture of budding Staten Island go...
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Richter’s Bar

Never the first place you'd head at the beginning of the night, Richter's makes for a lot of fun at 4 AM when other, less adventurous UES bars have shut dow...
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Judge Crater’s

is now: Biddy's Pub Holy crap, it's The Gaf! Who knew that under all the moldy pennants, stuffed donkeys, bowling trophies and 34 inches of dirt that was Pe...
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Wicked Wolf

One patron says, "It looks as though the owner's basement barfed on the walls." Everything from old banners to a Lil' Penny doll adorn the shelves and bar o...
Ryan's Daughter

Ryan’s Daughter

Hmmm, boring. Once a yuppie mecca, this place actually had the nerve to demand patrons produce I.D. proving they were over 24! On top of that, they required bar...
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Pedro’s

Became: Judge Crater's   is now: Biddy's Pub Critics describe it as a "hot smoky box not unlike being trapped on the surface of a cancerous lung." But fans ...