Theme Bar

Point Break NYC

Point Break NYC

How in the ever loving hell could there be two bars in NYC that relate to a semi-classic surf  crime movie staring Keanu Reeves movie from 1991 (which was in tu...
Reunion Surf Bar

Réunion Surf Bar

This joint may as well be called Spicoli's Hut or Freddy Shoop's Pad (that's a Summer School reference, people!) The theme is all surf all the time, and looking...
Johnny Utah's

Johnny Utah’s

You gotta worry about a joint that names itself after a Keanu Reeves character in Point Break. You gotta worry even more about a place that has a mechanical bul...
Kabin

Kabin

Loosely based on some sort of boat or log cabin theme (I couldn't really tell), Kabin could easily skip the gimmickry and still be a decent place to spend a...
Cafe Charbon

Cafe Charbon

Grenade! Sorry, I just felt like saying that for some reason. Maybe it's because this joint resembles a World War One trench--so much so that I was just wai...
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Film Center Cafe

There is some sort of overwhelming sadness about this place. I can't quite put my finger on it, but just sitting at one of the worn tables in this dark theme ...
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Under the Volcano

Named after a 1980's movie about a bunch of munchkins who take over a hotel... What? That's Under the Rainbow? Ha, sorry. Named after a book by Malcolm Lowr...
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Hard Rock Cafe

So, we decided to go to a theme restaurant... and we ran smack-dab into a cosmetologist convention. Did you ever notice that cosmetologists often have the s...
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Polly Esther’s

Kill me. Kill me now. As if living through the seventies wasn't bad enough, now we need to go some place with a bunch of kids--who may have been fetuses in ...
The Slaughtered Lamb

Slaughtered Lamb

Another useless theme restaurant gone horribly awry. Who told these people that death makes people hungry? Decorated in an English dungeon fashion, we assume th...
Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde Pub

Ah, the dreaded theme restaurant. Nothing whets the appetite like being surrounded by Fonzi's jacket, Gene Simmons' codpiece or B.B. King's gold nugget ring com...
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Korova Milk Bar

If you're not familiar with A Clockwork Orange you might not get what's going on here. Is this a mannequin factory gone awry? Did I just step into some sort...
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Telephone Bar and Grill

Theme restaurants are weird. You got your WWF joint and your ESPN Zone, which are just flat out tourist traps based on successful businesses. You got your J...
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Barmacy

One in a long line of NYC bars that used to be something else before the East Village became a haven for fine young hipsters. This place supposedly used to be...
Welcome to the Johnsons

Welcome to the Johnsons

Decorated to look like a 70's rumpus room, this joint comes off looking more like the Delta Tau Chi house with a bad hangover. Patrons have called it "possibly ...
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Luv Buzz

Luv Buzz is supposed to be some sort of cyber singles bar, but comes off looking more like the bastard child of Barbarella. The place has a kind of space ag...
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Ski Bar

If you like paying a cover, plastic shavings floating in your $7 beer and teenagers puking to loud spring break music, this is your place! Nobody is sure if...