Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill

Fiddlesticks Pub

There are so many Irish pubs in this city. There are so many boring, awful Irish pubs in this city. Luckily for us, this isn’t one of them. We can’t believe we’ve gone all these years in the city and have never been here before. Judging by the youngish crowd, we’re surprised we didn’t make it here seven or eight years ago. Fiddlesticks has the true feeling of an Irish pub, including the awkward decor, friendly crowd, good pub grub and, of course, tons of smoke. Of course, there’s no group playing traditional music, but we’re sure we heard at least three or four U2 songs. We’re not promising that this is going to be the best night of your life, but if you want to meet some friends for some French onion soup, a burger and a bunch of beers in a friendly, lively atmosphere, without all of the irritating pomp of other NYC bars, then throw on a pair of jeans and come on down to this authentic reproduction (if you can find it). [MF]

56 Greenwich Ave. (at Perry St.)