If you’re walking on 2nd Avenue in the East Village and see a line stretching around the corner to get into Professor Thom’s, you don’t need to check ESPN to see what’s going on. If it’s Saturday, there’s a Michigan football game, and if it’s Sunday, Tom Brady is playing against people 20 years younger wearing six fewer Super Bowl rings. This dark, slightly underground bar gets extremely crowded, so if you plan on eating giant plates of nachos covered in pulled pork and roasted corn, or you don’t want to shoulder past Michigan Greek life alums to get to the bar, you should make a reservation way ahead of time.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Finnerty’s is a sports bar in the East Village where you can reserve a keg, watch pretty much any game you want, and bring your own food.
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Brooklyn Winery is (you guessed it) a winery in Brooklyn - but it also has a wine bar and an event space that people enjoy getting married in.
This Bronx location of Clinton hall is right near Fordham, and has about 20 beers on tap.
DTUT is both a coffee shop and a bar, and you can also make your own s’mores here. If you live on the Upper East Side, it’s a useful place.
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Looking for a good place to post up for a night of game watching, beer drinking, and good grubbing? Reservoir is the place to do it. Underrated bar food.
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