Sports Bar

Whiskey Trader

Whiskey Trader

The outside of this joint always makes me a little sad. It kind of looks like the outside of a sad camper. Like one of…

Sushi Generation

Sushi Generation

[CLOSED] It takes years of eating sushi before you start to realize the difference between excellent sushi, good sushi, mediocre sushi and bad sushi. The…

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…

Stan's Sports Bar

Stan’s Sports Bar

In my thirteen plus years in New York I’ve never once been in this place–nor have I ever wanted to get anywhere the hell near…

St. Mark’s Ale House

St. Mark’s Ale House

[CLOSED] We’re not sure there was a huge outcry for a brightly-lit sports bar in this neighborhood, but we’ll have to take their word for…

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

[CLOSED] If this were 1991, we would call this place Ship of Tools. Actually, we would probably still be calling it by its former incarnation,…

Scruffy Duffy’s

Scruffy Duffy’s

[CLOSED] Addendum [hey, things change] Okay, we admit that our original impression of this joint was slightly skewed by the time of day and day…

Park Avenue Country Club

Park Avenue Country Club

[CLOSED] Don’t let them fool you — there is nothing country, nor anything clubbish about the Park Ave. Country Club. Don’t bother calling for reservations…

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…

Lansdowne Road

Lansdowne Road

The sports bar in Manhattan is always a fickle mistress. Yes, I suffer from idiom blindness, but my point is that a sports bar in…

The Flying Puck

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…

ESPN Zone

ESPN Zone

[CLOSED] Warning: if you feel a headache coming on, avoid getting anywhere near this joint (in fact, avoid the entire neighborhood.) While it’s been a…

Coppersmith's

Coppersmith’s

[CLOSED] Nothing like a relatively personalityless bar in a neighborhood transitioning away from that kind of thing. There is no room for pointless nonsense in…

The Bear Bar

[CLOSED] Became: Al’s Aptly nicknamed by locals “Wings `n Winger”, this Upper East Side sports/post-frat bar features all the wings you can eat and all…