Greenwich Village

1st February
2017
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Houston St. btw Sullivan St. and LaGuardia Pl.

This place used to be Busker’s and I feel that it will always keep changing until they figure out how to let more light in/let people know there’s a fun bar inside.  It is now a nautical themed spot that still has plenty of room, and is never packed.  Slightly above average beers mixed with average beers, average prices, taste fine.

www.follynyc.com

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4th April
2016
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Macdougal St. btw 3rd. and Bleeker St.

Cocktail spot on MacDougal amongst the beer insanity.  Head downstairs to this dimly lit spot where ther’es a good amount of bar space and table space.  Not much more to it, service is friendly, cocktails at cocktail prices, taste pretty darn good.

www.upandupnyc.com

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7th March
2016
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Macdougal St. btw 3rd and 4th St.

The East Village spot has moved West, and forgot to air the place out prior to moving in.  Aroma aside, this is a tight space that can, maybe, seat 35 people.  Handful of seats at the bar and tables scattered about serve this young to early 30’s crowd.  Service is fine for drinks, pretty slow on food, above average drinks at above average prices, taste fine.

www.bourgeoispigny.com

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25th August
2015
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Bleeker St. and MacDougal St.

I never would’ve known this was here if it wasn’t for randomly searching for any new places on a certain other website.  Cut through a restaurant (you will be leered at), and head downstairs to this decent cocktail bar.  It’s got about a handful of seats at the bar, a small seating area next to it, and that’s about it.  Service is friendly, crowd is young, cocktails at cocktail prices, taste fine.

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6th November
2014
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Broadway btw Bleeker and 3rd St.

Cocktail bar mixed with activities = here.  Someone created a bar near NYU where business kids can go and play foosball, play shuffleboard, watch sports, crammed them into a tight bar area (there are seats but they’re usually taken), and slowly pass the time before they stumble back upstairs (it’s in the basement of the building) into the sunlight.  Now that’s a sentence!  Service has a hard time with the crowd, but still friendly.  Cocktails and a few above average taps at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.sweetwatersocial-hub.com

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28th October
2014
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Bleeker St. btw Thompson and Sullivan St.

I’m not entirely sure what to make of this place.  Is it a Hookah Bar?  Why does it require a bouncer?  What exactly are the hours it’s open?  Came in here with some friends, found a long, thin bar that gets a bit tight with everyone else inside.  Not much to it really,, tight space in the front, a few tables in the back, service is pretty good at keeping up with the orders, average beers at average prices, taste fine.

www.faluckany.com

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20th March
2014
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8th St. btw Macdougal St. and 5th Ave.

A cocktail bar that is joining the influx of cocktail bars into the area…every area really.  It’s basically an escape from the sports bars/frat fests below 3rd Street, just a nice spot that has a good amount of room, and it doesn’t feel as stuffy as other cocktail bars.  Now don’t get fooled, still a mid-20’s to low-30’s crowd,  but it’s some of the better cocktails I’ve had, friendly service, cocktails at cocktail prices (~$11), taste fine.

www.analoguenyc.com

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27th February
2014
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University Pl. btw 11th and 12th St.

I have to imagine that this place is trying to be The Max for NYU, with Max serving beer of course.  It’s a noisy bar that draws in students, an older crowd, an…you know, basically anybody looking for beer and a burger.  Decent size space, service is friendly, above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.

www.popburger.com

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20th February
2014
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University Pl. btw 12th and 13th St.

Adult Playground brings up so many other images, so I’m going to call this Mid-Twenties’ Putt Putt that charges you for bar games you can pay nothing for elsewhere.  Situated above Bowlmor Lanes, this activity bar has your beers, your nine hole putting course, air hockey, shuffleboard, etc… all the while charging a decent penny to play them.  This place can get crowded, sometimes it’s closed for events, sometimes you are the only people there (my favorite times!).  Average and above average beers, slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.bowlmor.com/greenwich-village-country-club

 

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21st January
2014
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Lafayette St. btw Houston and Bleeker St.

Quiet cocktail bar that does a good job of having many people walk by without even knowing it’s in there or drawing attention to itself, but I would not classify it as a speakeasy either.  Glad I cleared that up.  You walk into a decent sized bar room with a bigger sitting room around the corner.  It’s usually empty by the bar with groups heading towards the back, so it’s a decent spot for a quiet drink alone or a date.  Service is fine, cocktails at average cocktail prices (~12), taste fine.

www.templebarnyc.com

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13th December
2013
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Houston St. and Sullivan St.

Used to be XR Bar, and it’s basically the same layout (good amount of space for sitting and at the bar) with a little bit of cleaning done.  Service is pretty good, it’s a mixed crowd of right out of college kids and an older crowd that actually lives in Greenwich Village.  Sports on TV, movies when it’s not, above average taps at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.rogueandcanon.com

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21st October
2013
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Bleeker St. btw Lafayette St. and Bowery

I’m hesitant to write this up because it’s not really a bar, but I went and I’m writing, so there.  This is basically a live music venue downstairs and performance space on the main floor.  As far as the bar goes, there’s a decent amount of space broken up by lots of stairs, so good luck during a crowded show.  Service is good, above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.

www.subculturenewyork.com

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16th October
2013
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Bowery and Great Jones St.

Not much table room in the back, but a good amount of bar space up front.  Crowd is mid 20’s to 30’s, service is friendly, kind of a place to come and grab a quiet drink before moving on.  Above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.

www.thewrennyc.com

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30th July
2013
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Washington Pl. btw 6th Ave. and Macdougal St.

Formerly known as the Stoned Crow.  Definitely cleaned it up a bit from the previous owner, though it still has a worn look to it, which isn’t a bad thing.  Long bar with plenty of space, including a room in the back.  Mix of locals, NYU kids, service is friendly, average beers at average prices, taste fine.

www.formerlycrows.com

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18th July
2013
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Thompson St. btw Bleeker St. and 3rd Ave.

Newer addition to the Greenwich Village bar scene, and as packed as every other place.  Space gets a little tight because it packed with business kids and grad students, though oddly the outdoor space is usually free.  Young clientele, very friendly service, above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.themalthousenyc.com

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7th May
2013
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Bleeker St. btw Elizabeth St. and Bowery

Of all the gin joints in…I should probably stop before I infringe on some copyright.  This is a gin bar, pure and simple, no beers here.  Now I happen to be a gin lover, but the mixes here are 50/50, with, honestly, the best being a straight up gin and tonic.  It’s a decent sized space that draws a crowd at night, with a few bar stools up front, some tables behind.  Above average prices, drinks are average.

www.madamgeneva-nyc.com

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7th January
2013
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Bowery btw Great Jones and 4th St.

Totally stumbled upon this bar on my way to a haircut.  Head downstairs an you enter into a floor to ceiling painted black bar and you have a place that is just as cheery as the color scheme.  Thankfully the bartender and the two other people people (young crowd) in here balanced it out by being very friendly.  Not much too it, bar up front, open room in the back, average beers at average prices, taste fine.

www.kingscrossnyc.com/

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2nd April
2012
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8th St. btw MacDougal St. and 5th Ave.

Definitely more of a lounge then a bar, reasons being its mostly tables, the booths have plush seating, and they have zero idea what sports to have on the TV.  Who wants to watch non-championship college baseball at 7 PM when there’s other good stuff on?  Anywho, bottled beers, on the above average side of prices, taste fine, good amount of space but nowhere to stand.

www.gizzisnyc.com

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21st February
2012
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4th St. btw 6th Ave. and MacDougal St.

Could be the smallest “gastropub” (I hate that name) in the city, but far from the worst.  So you will most certainly walk right by the entrance on 4th, but when you find it, walk through an…atrium?…plaza?…open space (yes, that works) and come into a small bar that holds a good amount of people.  There are some tables in the back, tons of bartenders, and the crowd ranges from hipsters to yuppies to small groups who try to make the most of their little area within the bar.  Beers are your above average beers (Delirium Tremens, etc.) and cost a little above average, all taste good.

www.voldenuitbar.com

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14th February
2012
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8th St. btw MacDougal St. and 6th Ave.

Good looking bar, pretentious patrons.  I get it, that in this area you may want something different than frat, gay or wine bars, and something new had to come along, but I would like this place if it wasn’t for the clientele.  There’s a decent amount of space, though not around the bar as it can be a tight squeeze.  And the back room is always filled with some sort of party.  The bartenders were alright, the beer tasted alright, above average prices for above average beers.

www.pourgeorge.com

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23rd January
2012
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13th St. btw University Pl. and 5th Ave.

Though I’m going to say that this could be one of the more mis-named places I’ve been to, it’s by no means a bad place.   It just feels the furthest thing from a “tavern”.  I mean, when I think tavern I think booths, dimmer lights, some form of oak paneling…or am I thinking of the Mount Airy Lodge?  Actually,. the upstairs is more like it, but its a little empty up here.  It’s a quiet spot, feels like a diner…once again, let me say that I would go back to this place.  Anywho, it’s a small bar, nice staff and a really nice bartender, mixed crowd of all ages.  Average tasting taps at average prices, pretty good happy hour.

www.thecitytavernnyc.com

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2nd December
2011
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Houston St. btw LaGuardia and Thompson St.

Was here around 7 on a weekday night, with NYU definitely back in session, yet I was the only one in here.  I will have to revisit at some point.  Revisited a month later, no one there, even during Monday Night Football!?! Maybe no one knows it’s here?  Lots of space, stairs all over, good amount of TV’s, nice staff.  Average tasting pints at average prices.

www.buskersnyc.com

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28th November
2011
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Bleeker St. and LaGuardia Pl.

The new kid on the block.  This place used to be Senior Swanky’s, and now it’s just swanky.  I guess you would call this a gastropub, but while there are no hipsters present, pretentiousness abounds.  They have your above average taps that taste fine, a little above average prices, and while this doesn’t draw your typical crowd for this area, it’s jumped completely to the other side of the spectrum.

www.gmtny.com

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25th October
2011
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Houston and Thompson St.

Newer pub in the neighborhood that draws a mixed crowd, meaning college kids (who are all of age, of course) and older locals.  There’s a decent amount of space in here, not as rowdy as the bars on Bleeker, plenty of TV’s for sports.  Average pints at average prices.

www.bluehavennyc.com

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15th August
2011
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Sullivan St. btw Bleeker and 3rd St.

The Pinch closed and this place opened up in its stead.  Same exact place, down to the costs, beer types and tastes, so I’m taking the easy way out and referring you to my Pinch review.  Time management!

www.trionasnyc.com

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28th June
2011
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3rd St. btw MacDougal and 6th Ave.

This place used to be Town Tavern, so anything was an upgrade.  One noticeable plus was that I could actually go upstairs and drink now without being part of an event or a party of some sort.  You’re still going to get the same crowd as Town Tavern (college/B&T’s/Frat) but at least everyone isn’t squeezed into one level now.  Same average prices, same average tap lines.

www.nycbestbar.com/3SheetsSaloon/gallery.php

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27th June
2011
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MacDougal St. and Minetta Ln.

This place is a sports bar on MacDougal…wait wait, let me finish…that somehow manages to keep the frat boy level to a minimum.  Now, it will still be lightly crowded with the aforementioned crowd, but there is a lot of room and seating here to stick to yourself and your group.  TV’s, check.  Average prices for average drinks, check.  Stairs, unfortunately, check.

 

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24th June
2011
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3rd St. btw MacDougal St. and 6th Ave.

Admittedly, I had always walked by here with zero intention of going in.  I bit the bullet…I’m clearly horrible at judging a book by its cover.  I really liked this place, from the good space up front by the bar to the tables in the back.  The only negative was the hassle of sitting down and being forced to order from the waitress.  Listen up bar owners: if your bar is packed and the only where to go is to the tables, you may want to relax that rule.  The beer prices were average with good happy hour specials, and tasted fine too.

www.thefatblackpussycat.com

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23rd June
2011
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8th St. btw 5th and 6th Ave.

I have no idea what to make of this place.  While the décor would lead me to believe it could be a gay bar, complete with moon-roof bar top lighting, it would be unfair of me to label it as such…I’m not kidding about the bar top.  It leans more to being a lounge…could swing either way is what I’m getting at…zing!  No taps, just bottles and your mixed drinks, prices were average.

www.desirebarny.com

 

 

 

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31st August
2010
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8th St. btw 5th and 6th Ave.

New…newer bar on a block I’m not accustomed to seeing bars on.  The place was empty on a Monday afternoon when NYU wasn’t back yet, can’t hold that against them.  A good amount of space, staff was friendly, good happy hour, and your normal taps.  The tap tasted a tiny bit off, average prices, quiet, nice.

www.affairon8th.com

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25th August
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Thompson St. and LaGuardia Pl.

Some may argue this is a live venue.  If you’ve ever been in here, the live space is possibly the tiniest I’ve ever seen and the bar area is much bigger…so bar.  Aside from the lack of space, it’s an older crowd at the bar, the young crowd cramming in behind them, staff is nice, but can be pushy when necessary.  Beers taste fine, average prices.

www.bitterend.com

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25th August
2010
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Houston St. and Thompson St.

Either the owner is trying to spice up Greenwich Village or the realtor sold him a space on the wrong side of Houston.  That aside, this is a big space, trendy, kind of empty on a Friday night.  Food was decent, drinks tasted fine and average prices, still empty.

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28th July
2010
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3rd St. btw Mercer St. and Broadway

Some could argue that the food would make this closer to a restaurant.  But if you had the food, you would only call this a bar.  The service is a little low, the drinks a tad above average price but they taste good…come to think of it, this place doesn’t really belong in this neighborhood.  The people that frequent it are probably the same ones think that there’s an actual place in the city called “Noho”…there isn’t, it’s Greenwich Village or the East Village.

www.leelalounge.com

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23rd July
2010
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3rd St. btw Mercer St. and Broadway

Well, it’s a step up from the place that used to be here (Leela Lounge) but that’s mainly because there’s more natural light…if that’s important to you.  The bar still has the lounge feel to it, filled with boutique store shoppers on the couches who need to rest their feet, while the actual drinkers sit at the bar.  Another addition is the TV’s.  Average beers at average prices, crowd is a little hipster-ish.

www.west3rdcommon.com

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23rd July
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Sullivan and MacDougal St.

First time I tried to go in here was right after work and I had my backpack with me…denied.  I tried again (under protest!) on a Tuesday afternoon and I was admitted, bag and all…I wish I had been denied again.  Two floors, with way too many tables, mostly all covered in velvet.  Don’t even try to join tables, they’ll chop your head right off.  They had average tasting beers at average prices, but man was that service slow.  The crowd was very mixed, from all ages to all everybody.  One bonus point, probably the best bar nachos I’ve ever had.

www.1849nyc.com

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23rd July
2010
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3rd St. btw Thompson and Sullivan St.

This place used to be a dump before Zinc Bar moved in, so I gave it a shot.  Now I’m sure this place has the capability to draw a crowd, but it was coming on 8 o’clock and I was still the only one in here, even with a band supposedly going on in an hour.  IT’s very polished, definitely geared towards having you pay attention to the stage, and the beers were surprisingly average prices and tasted fine.  Friendly bartender too.

www.zincbar.com

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23rd July
2010
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Houston St. and Sullivan St.

When someone says “let’s go to a bar around NYU”, I either cringe or prepare for a live act.  I go to this place for a nice moment of serenity.  Older crowd, yes.  Lots of space, yes.  One of the few places that oddly enough feels like an actual pub in the city, has a friendly and chatty staff, average price pints that taste good, and possibly be a new favorite…yes.

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23rd July
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Thompson St. and LaGuardia Pl.

What used to be Asylum has now become this bar/club and, well, it tries to be a bit too much.  While the pirate theme tries to capitalize on the latest craze of the moment, the idea of making it into some sort of loungy club just makes it a bit silly.  While discussing the décor over the incredibly bad music, the beer was average prices, tasted fine, and the Jell-O shots being offered by our waitress didn’t seem too expensive, and don’t forget the neon beer pong…yeah, this is a draw for the kids.

www.myspace.com/wickedwillysnyc

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14th July
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Elizabeth St. and Bowery

A small bar in the East Village, it’s a nice place to meet up while waiting for dinner in the area.  The bar attracts its share of hipster clientele, but there is plenty of sitting space in the back room.  The Red Stripe is only $6, other beers average prices and taste fine, the music is low and the atmosphere comfortable.

www.vonbar.com

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14th July
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Sullivan and Thompson St.

An actual adult bar in the Greenwich Village area, more so than its neighbors.  A good sized space, cheap beers (at least during happy hours) and a friendly atmosphere.  Plenty of TV’s for game watching.  Makes me wonder why this place isn’t more crowded while other bars in the neighborhood cram them in.

www.villagelantern.com

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14th July
2010
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3rd St. btw MacDougal and 6th Aves.

After going here on multiple occasions, I’ve decided that I’m not a huge fan of this bar.  This bar has one too many annoying people who frequent it, and the second floor is to be avoided unless you have it rented out.  While the beers are average prices and the service nice, the clientele is just way too young and dopey, to put it mildly.

www.towntavernnyc.com

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14th July
2010
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Elizabeth St. btw Bleeker and Houston St.

If you ever wanted a bar that feels like Williamsburg without the huge annoying crowd  in lower Manhattan, look no further.  The bar has a big projector screen and smaller TV’s, but they were showing Big Brother and, after looking at the back wall, had plenty of movies ready to show, if that’s your thing.  Call me crazy, but sports won’t kill you.  The hipsters in the bar were few (it was a Sunday night) but this place does get crowded.  The tap is a little off but the specialty beers taste fine and were still average prices.

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14th July
2010
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Bleeker St. and Sullivan St.

I assumed there was someone important inside from the three bouncers at the front door…nope, just us chickens.  There’s a good amount of space in here and usually a table or ledge to lean on.  The odd part is the tall waitress who just dances behind you and doesn’t talk to you unless you start the conversation, I’m assuming to get me to buy a shot.  I was not fooled!  Somehow the frat boys in the rest of the bar.  The pints are average prices, taste fine, service is good actually.

www.thunderjacksons.net

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12th July
2010
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4th St. btw Lafayette and Bowery

I guess this could be considered the adult bar in the neighborhood of college watering holes.  My friends like it for the firefighters.  I thought the place was a little tight, but there is a big room in the back.  The beers were good, average prices, owned by the same people who own Puck Fair, very friendly service.

www.swiftnycbar.com

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12th July
2010
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Washington Pl. btw 6th Ave. and Washington Square West

Definitely in the running for the least polished Greenwich Village bar, it is by no means the worst.  In fact, the only negatives about this place are the stairs in that lead to a door that is impossible to open after a night out.  Plenty of TV’s, good mixed crowd that is very chatty, average priced beers that taste good, and plenty of TV’s to enjoy.

www.thestonedcrownyc.com

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12th July
2010
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Bowery btw Houston and Bleeker St.

Nice bar with plenty of TV’s and cheap beer.  I’ve seen the place get packed but it can also have small crowds and can still hear others in your party.  The bar is nicely situated in the East Village when all of the hipster bars become a little to crowded/pretentious and you just want to watch the Mets game.  Two for one special for happy hour, prices are average after, taste fine.

www.slaintenyc.com

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12th July
2010
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MacDougal St. btw Minetta Lane and Bleeker St.

This bar had so much promise when we first walked in.  The staff was friendly, they had great music with videos playing in the background and a nice place to sit and have a conversation.  That all changed on a dime.  The music got turned up to vibrating levels, apart from being turned to bad music, and the wait service was non existent.  I have no idea how the place calls itself “A place to be Irish”…maybe there is a sucky place in Ireland I’ve never visited.  The beers, when they showed up, tasted fine and were average prices, a fact confirmed when the bill also finally showed up.

www.slanenyc.com

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12th July
2010
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3rd St. and Sullivan St.

Tiny bar in Greenwich Village with even less space to stand around.  In fact, if they were trying to feel more like a café, mission accomplished.  The crowd is chock full of NYU students that seem content to sit there all night and feign hipness.  The beers were average prices, taste fine, and if you’re looking to sit and watch a game, no dice here.

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9th July
2010
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University Pl. btw 10th and 11th St.

Pretty much the only bar on this block, and they do a good job of keeping the NYU kids out…though this could also be their flaw.  A bit of 30’s and up crowd.  This is a long bar with good room to move around.  The beers taste average and the prices are average as well.

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9th July
2010
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Bleeker St. and Thompson St.

On my list of top bars in the city, this place has everything for you.  Excellent place to watch soccer early on weekend mornings, good food, good service, and one of the nicest bar owners in the city, who, it seems, is there 24/7.  There’s usually a live band that can be fun or pretentious, beers are average prices and taste average.

www.redlionnyc.com

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9th July
2010
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MacDougal St. and Minetta St.

I guess they found a basement, slapped some plywood together for the bar, kept the décor from the Saw movie franchise, and voila, we have a bar.  Almost forgot, there is no liquor here, at least not the night I was there.  That aside, the place was alright, a younger crowd, and a small crowd, mainly because you would walk right past the place if it wasn’t for the letter decals naming the place over the doorway.  The beer was average prices and tasted fine.

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9th July
2010
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Sullivan btw Bleeker St. and 3rd Ave.

Probably my favorite bar in the neighborhood.  Never crowded and I always get the dart board.  The beer is at average prices, the taps taste fine and the service is friendly.  One negative is that the bartender controls the music, and sometimes forgets to tell you that fact after you put money in the jukebox.

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8th July
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Thompson and LaGuardia St.

Another on my list of favorite bars, there must be something about the letter “P”.  This bar has lots of seats where you can sit for hours with good, average priced beer (they have hundreds of different labels) that tastes good and the food is good and cheap.

www.peculierpub.com

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9th June
2010
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MacDougal St. btw Bleeker St. & Minetta Lane

If it weren’t for the 25-45 year old meatheads or frat boys that are constantly in here, this place would actually be a great bar.  The wings are cheap, there are plenty of average tasting beers at your average prices, TV’s and even a small table for beer pong, if that’s your thing, which it is for the latter group mentioned at the beginning.  There’s just something wrong about a college bar with a velvet rope outside.

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4th June
2010
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Washington St. and Green St.

I was kind of hesitant to go in here for fear that it would be some shticky pub that had sombreros.  Thankfully it wasn’t.  A big open bar, with a nice central island bar surrounded by tons of TV’s.  The bartenders will chew your ear off and the pints are average prices and taste fine.  We were in here on a Wednesday night and there was next to no one in the bar.

www.murphy-gonzalez.com

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4th June
2010
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Houston St. btw Thompson St. and LaGuardia Pl.

Most walk by this bar and are wary about going into it.  After trying it, I’m torn on how I feel.  The bar area is small but there is a small back area that seemed comfortable but I was hesitant to sit on any of the couches.  It’s good as a novelty and if you want to stay away from sunlight.  They had a good selection of beers at average prices, crowd is young.

www.madamex.com

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27th May
2010
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Bleeker St. btw Thompson and Sullivan St.

When I mentioned to my dad that I was going here for my Saturday night, he was amazed it still existed from his times.  Thinking I was going to be getting a dive, I was shocked to see a pretty nice, huge space.  The live act that was on up front on the small stage was barely audible so we were able to enjoy the bar.  Pretty young crowd (though I guess it depends on the act), average prices for beer, tastes good, plenty of space to stand around.

www.kennyscastaways.net

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26th May
2010
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Washington St. btw Green and Mercer St.

Normally, if I see a staircase that leads to the bar, I head for zee hills.  I just want the minimal amount of effort for me to get to the bar as quickly as possible.  Anywho, I go downstairs and I actually find a decent bar down there.  The headroom is a little suspect but there’s a good amount of bar space to go around.  They get bonus points for showing soccer on the weekends.  The prices are average, beers taste fine, but the crowd was your usual “I went to NYU and still want to hang out at the bars I went to back then so I can feel as if I never left college” crowd.

www.josiewoods.com

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17th May
2010
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3rd St. and Thompson St.

This place isn’t huge, and a seat in the front is hard to come by, so head to the slightly larger back room.  Random fact, I enjoy seeing other bar owners from the neighborhood getting sloshed in here.  There was, as you would expect around NYU, a younger crowd, but also a bit more behaved than in other Village places.  Beers were good, prices average, and the service was pretty good too.

www.thehalfpintnyc.com

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14th May
2010
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MacDougal St. and 3rd St.

I like this as a live act venue, but it gets way too crowded in here to get anywhere near the stage.  This might not be a bad thing though as some of the bands should give it up.  Not much to do hear besides drink and listen to the music, but the drinks taste good and are average prices.

www.clubgroovenyc.com

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14th May
2010
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MacDougal St. btw Minetta and Bleeker St.

There honestly is nothing spectacular and nothing bad about this bar.  Probably just here to provide a respite from the insanity laden sausage fests of its neighbors.  It’s basically just a square room, a decent amount of space, and…god, I really can’t think of another thing to say about this place.  The beers tasted fine and were average prices…there, that was two more things.

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12th May
2010
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Thompson St. btw 3rd St. and Bleeker St.

I have no idea of what the crowd or décor this place is going for.  I wasn’t sure if it was some southern style waiting room or a gay southern style waiting room.  The pints were a little rusty tasting, though they were average to below average prices.  I mean, if you’re getting Magic Hat on tap for below normal price, I guess that’s what you expect.  It felt as if everyone was waiting around for something to happen and then it turned into a bunch of social circles keeping to themselves.

www.thedoveparlour.com

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8th May
2010
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Bleeker St. and Crosby St.

Now this is a bar I can get used to.  This place had lots of space, plenty of entertainment (pool, darts, TV, etc.) and the beer was great and cost your average prices.  It’s a little tucked away but if you’re looking for a good place away from the hipster bars in this area, look no further.

www.bleekerstreetbarnyc.com

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6th May
2010
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13th St. btw University Pl. and Broadway

For the amount of carrying on that goes on for this place, you would think the main floor of this place wouldn’t be so dinghy.  Granted, they have a nice rooftop (with the only view being the street below) but it’s so small that it just becomes uncomfortable.  Not that having people crowd over you while you sit isn’t fantastic.  The beer is your run of the mill selection and so are prices, they taste fine, and the service is usually good and attentive.

www.bar13.com

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6th May
2010
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Bleeker St. and Thompson St.

Some nights it’s so crowded they actually turn people away, which is a good thing that more bars should adopt.  On a snowy Friday night and there was a plenty of space…plenty of sawdust covered, live act watchin’, table sittin’ space.  We were definitely the youngest people in the bar, and at 28, that’s saying something.  The taps were average prices, taps actually tasted good, good service.

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6th May
2010
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4th St. and Bowery

This place can be hit or miss, and unfortunately not depending on the night you’re there.  This bar gets extremely crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, the question is whether you will get the fun crowd or the obnoxious college crowd.  That being said, I love the open air space here, especially during the winter when very few venture outside to sit under the heat lamps.  Beers are average prices and taste fine.

www.bbarandgrill.com

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5th May
2010
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3rd St. btw Thompson and Sullivan St.

Continuing the tradition of yuppie beer halls in Manhattan, this new addition to Greenwich Village has two floors of fun.  The bottom floor has a good turnover rate, while the upstairs has your typical stagnant drinkers that sip on their microbrew.  And this place has a ton of beers; almost gives the Peculiar Pub a run for their money with the amount of beers offered.  The beers are average prices, taste good, the food is hit or miss, and the crowd is a mix of young families and young people.

www.amityhallnyc.com

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5th May
2010
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MacDougal St. btw Minetta and Bleeker St.

Wow, a club/lounge in the heart of Greenwich Village.  Now, take your reaction to that sentence…really focus on it…yep, it’s as awkward as it sounds.  So, you head downstairs, fend off the aggressive coat lady, push every NYU kid out of the way, and head to the bar.  I will give them a solid for not overcharging for drinks and actually having beer on tap that tasted good.  But this is not a place for anybody who wants a laid back night.

www.alibiny.com

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