Pub Grub

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...
Draught 55

Draught 55

I'll give you two guesses what street this joint sits on. Ok, I'll give you no guesses (and I'll even put the address down at the bottom of this review) and jus...
Wilfie & Nell

Wilfie & Nell

A bar built for a Hobbit. Like as in the Shire. That's the first thing that came to mind when I walked in already buzzing to this very cozy wood and brick space...
Shoolbred's

Shoolbred’s

I kept thinking this joint was called "Schoolbreds." Which made me think of those Little School Boy cookies. Or those shortbread things, um, Lorna Doones. T...
Emmett O'Lunney's

Emmett O’Lunney’s Irish Pub

I should have known going here after a Michael Jackson event was a bad idea. From a bizarre Roseland Ballroom filled with MJ impersonators and general freaks, t...
Mr. Dennehy's

Mr. Dennehy’s

So I was drunkenly wandering in the West Village with a group of friends who decided they wanted to watch the Belmont Stakes. And while Mr. Dennehy's wasn't an ...
The Sixth Ward

The Sixth Ward

This, it turned out, was one of those time-killing situations that present themselves when the second of your two-person party is tied up at work or the F t...
Peter McManus

Peter McManus Cafe

This joint is as out of place in Chelsea as a piano bar in Bayonne. Old drunks litter the even older space that wreaks of the days when Chelsea was clearly not ...
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 a dangerous ...
Slainte

Slainte

I imagine that it's the exact language that this place trades on that ruins its chances to be a serious destination for pub-seeking Americans. With a city full ...
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Swift Hibernian Lounge

I'm woefully deficient in my knowledge of seventeenth century Irish authors. I think Jonathan Swift wrote some television miniseries starring Ted Danson as some...
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McCormack’s

It's so nice that the old, neighborhood alcoholics have somewhere to go. Shunned by the yuppies and the hippies and the preppies (and all the other "ies"), ...
Pig 'n' Whistle

Pig ‘n’ Whistle

Sure it's authentic and everything (complete with Irish waitresses, wood and the stink of beer), but even authenticity can't save some pubs from sucking. This i...
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P.D. O’Hurley’s

Some might say P.D. stands for "pretty disappointing" or "poor decision," but we here at The Survey think "positively dull" might be a more accurate guess. ...
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St. Andrews

If the phrase "if it's not Scottish, it's crap" is to be taken seriously, then by the transitive property of geometric theory, this place isn't crap. Actual...
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O’Flaherty’s Ale House

Come one; come all to the God awful fakery that is O'Flaherty's. There's just something about an Irish pub in the middle of a place called "restaurant row" ...
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McHale’s

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 a new school flavor. The crowd is young...