Sports Bar

Hudson Station Bar & Grill

Hudson Station

You know that place you duck into when it's raining really hard ands there's absolutely nothing else open and/or safe-looking in the immediate vicinity? Yeah, t...
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 Manhattan is akin to a John De...
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 those pop-up ones that your uncle towed b...
Coppersmith's

Coppersmith’s

Nothing like a relatively personalityless bar in a neighborhood transitioning away from that kind of thing. There is no room for pointless nonsense in Hell's ...
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 ...
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...
Shorty's Hell's Kitchen

Shorty’s – Hell’s Kitchen

I have not the slightest idea why, but the name of this place comes off as slightly sexual and unappetizing to me. I suppose it's not Stubby's or Chode's, but I...
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...
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 it. Sports fanatics in all their ...
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Reservoir Bar & Grill

We guess college students need a place to watch sports too. Of course it's not as if NYU students are going to be cheering on the Violets on ESPN or anything. W...
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Sushi Generation

It takes years of eating sushi before you start to realize the difference between excellent sushi, good sushi, mediocre sushi and bad sushi. The sushi you g...
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ESPN Zone

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 few years since ...
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Ship of Fools

If this were 1991, we would call this place Ship of Tools. Actually, we would probably still be calling it by its former incarnation, Easy Street. The name ...
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St. Mark’s Ale House

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 it. Smack dab in the middle...
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Scruffy Duffy’s

Addendum Okay, we admit that our original impression of this joint was slightly skewed by the time of day and day of the week. Generally drinking on Satur...
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Park Avenue Country Club

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 either, b...
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The Bear Bar

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 the loud 80's h...