St. James Gate is very much an Irish pub, but not in a cheesy kind of way. It’s a good spot to eat some bangers and mash, and it’s perfect for when you want to sit on a barstool and watch sports with a Guinness. The big open room is filled with tables, and the service is about as friendly as we imagine it would be in a neighborhood pub in Ireland.
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The Hamilton is a bar on the Upper West Side that specializes in different kinds of American whiskey.
Elea is a big Greek restaurant on the Upper West Side that’s perfect for when you want to eat some lamb chops and feel like you’re downtown.
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Bar Wayo is a cocktail bar from the Momofuku people, and it’s a good spot to get drinks and bar food by the Seaport.
Heidi’s House By The Side Of The Road
Heidi’s House is a good spot to drop in for a drink and some affordable bar food on the Upper East Side.
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Blondies on the Upper West Side is one of our favorite spots in the city to watch sports and/or eat buffalo wings.
If you’re looking for a place to hang out, drink, and play board games on the UWS, e’s Bar is your very best option. Added bonus: they serve food.
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