Greenwich Village

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Barney Mac’s

became: Oliver's Bar and Grill Not to be confused with Original King of Comedy, Bernie Mac, this place takes the fun out of funny. This place is as exciting...
Vol de Nuit

Vol de Nuit

Belgians must think they're soooo superior. Why else would they open these bars where all they serve is Belgian beers? Where's the Bud? Where are the Coors and ...
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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 ...
Joe's Pizza

Joe’s Pizza

Joe's and sobriety. Sobriety and Joe's. No matter which way I write it, it just doesn't work together. But you know what does work? A steaming, delicious slice ...
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...
The Bitter End

The Bitter End

If you haven't had a friend from high school's band play here (or a friend's friend), then you haven't truly lived. Mecca to the unsigned (and frequently untale...
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XR Bar

What's going on here? Good question. We're not sure the proprietors of XR Bar know either. What's with the fortuneteller? What's with the weird music? Did s...
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Caffe dell’Artista

Back before the day of the coffee superchain, there were coffeehouses that catered to the hip and Eurocentric. Francophiles and slacker college students had p...
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Provence

Who doesn't love the French? Well, that can of worms aside, who doesn't love comfortable restaurants with good service and good food? I think we just brough...
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Café Asean

This is one of those many wonderful little places in Manhattan that makes you okay with the fact that you live in what is essentially a $2500 a month doghou...
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C3

is now: North Square Lounge We've never known anyone who stayed at the Washington Square Hotel, but if you wander downstairs and take a flight down to the b...
Down the Hatch

Down the Hatch

The king of NYC college dive bars, "claustrophobic and stinky" are the two most common words uttered when speaking about this "shithole." "Fucked up drunk" are ...
Peculier Pub

Peculier Pub

One surveyor claims he drank an elephant piss beer from Pakistan -- and we don't doubt it. This place has a menu as long as an elephant's member, filled with be...