New York City

Reviews of New York City’s most popular (and least popular) bars and restaurants.

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Flight 1668

Not one of the patrons that sampled this flimsy establishment can figure out what the hell the name is all about. Apparently it has something to do with the...
Trinity Pub

Trinity Pub

Addendum It is very seldom that I am overwhelmed by drunkenness. Not my drunkenness, mind you, but the drunkenness of others. There have been times at Trinity...
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Flamingo East

Is it a gay bar? It's hard to tell when there aren't any people in the place. Well, we didn't see any banana hammocks or handlebar mustaches, but we did see a...
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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 ...
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Red Rock West

Imagine if you and your drunken fraternity buddy sat down one night after a fat J and a couple quarts of O.E. and tried to dream up the perfect bar that you...
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Big Sur

If Dakota had a slightly uglier, shorter, more quick to anger sibling, this would be her. Luckily this story has a happy ending, as Big Sur ends up the famous...
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Duke’s

Honestly, if you're drunk, in the Union Square area and craving BBQ that just might kill you, there's no place like Duke's. If you're sober, in the Union Sq...
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Belmont Lounge

One can tell the owners of this joint are just waiting for the day when Uma Thurman or Kevin Spacey walk through the door and finally give legitimacy to the c...
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Tap Room

Became: The City Bakery Born from the ashes of Zip City comes this somewhat upscale brewery that could make even the most hardcore yuppie blush. Although th...
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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...
Virgil's Real BBQ

Virgil’s Real BBQ

One of the most satisfying meat pits in the city that will bring out your inner cannibal with its fine, but unattractive dishes. After all, "the beef is dead, b...