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Bill's Gay Nineties

Bill’s Gay Nineties

The name of this joint always confused me. Is it "gay" because they play piano music here? After all, we all know that the term "piano bar" is a euphemism for...
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 ...
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Brewsky’s

While you're not going to have any wild times in Brewsky's, or meet the woman of your dreams (unless your dream woman happens to be a 35 year-old, lost-look...
McSorley's Old Ale House

McSorley’s Old Ale House

There is absolutely no exaggeration here when we call this place "old." McSorley's has been packing 'em in since the dinosaurs roamed the earth (well, 1857), an...
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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 toy... Thank ...
White Horse Tavern

White Horse Tavern

Look, I'm old. I can collect 125 years worth of dust on my chandeliers. You know Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan all breathed in the spores from my unc...
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Ear Inn

Go west young man -- (like practically into the Hudson River west) to this ancient hole of a pub that packs 'em in every night of the week. Another Manhattan pu...
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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 on a steady diet of...