288 (a.k.a. Tom & Jerry’s)

Tom & Jerry's

Tom & Jerry'sOne snooty Villager says, “This place doesn’t even have a velvet rope or a bad attitude. Why would anyone want to go to a place like that?” This large, somewhat loud, space serves a stiff drink and a nice dose of normality in an area known for its snobby, exclusive clubs and sky-high prices. You probably won’t spy any of the plaid shirt UES crowd, but there’s no need to blow your cash on yellow shades and a new black beret to fit in. Any bar with Pavement in the jukebox rates high in this survey editor’s book. [MF]

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