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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.
Hudson St. btw Charles and Perry St.
I don’t often use this word with bars, but I just felt comfortable in here. It’s a quiet spot with people here to mostly drink, though you can eat too, in a quiet space while you have some craft beer or even coffee (they’re not biased against other brews I guess). Service is friendly, decent amount of space, above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.
Upstairs at the Kimberley (50th btw 3rd and Lexington Ave.)
This just smacks of a place that likes to pump itself up into something more than a rooftop greenhouse. With the exception of summer nights, the roof is enclosed in foggy glass, though that’s really the only bad thing I have to say about it. No wait, the lobby is ridiculous. Anywho, above average beer selection with slightly above average prices, can be a little hard to grab a table on some nights, service is good, clientele is any business kid/B&T that works within a ten block radius.
Ludlow St. btw Broome and Delancey St.
Big space, a few separate rooms, each having its own purpose: bar, performance space, emptiness. I used the middle for late night dancing. The bar is kind of quiet, with a decent amount of space. Clientele is hipsters, Goth kids one night of the week (you still exist?), and people who wandered south of Delancey and don’t want a club or a posh hole in the wall bar…just a place for a quiet drink really. Average prices for average tasting drinks.
2nd Ave btw 1st and 2nd St.
As of now, the only gay bar I’ve been to in this area. This place is actually pretty laid back. I mean, they show reruns of Buffy and not sports, the drinks are average prices and the beer tastes good. The real draw here was Monday Night Drag Queen Bingo. I won $50 twice and got to use my “I’m from Queens…but not that kind” joke.
3rd Ave. btw 88th and 89th St.
Half upscale lounge, half room for a harem. This dimly lit bar has a ton of space, but it seems more for the dating scene/I’m-too-lazy-to-travel-to-an-actual-lounge-downtown scene. Don’t get me wrong, they had sports on the TV’s at the bar, the drinks were average to only slightly above average prices, tasted fine, and the service was pretty quick (except when it came time to check out).
Park Ave. btw 17th and 18th St.
Sometimes it’s filled, sometimes it’s just you and the bartender, very night and day in this place. If you are around the bar, the service is good, the beers good and decently priced. But I don’t really like the lounge part of it. It takes away too much space and leaves you to be stared at by people who think they’re in a lounge.
36th St. btw 5th and Madison Ave.
The first time I walked into this bar, it smelled like a dank pit even though it looked a little more upscale. So I returned a month later and at least the place smelled better. The beer’s reasonably priced, tastes fine, and there was plenty of B&T’s, if that’s your thing.
Pearl St. btw Coentis Slip and William St.
I finally made it down here after everyone said I “had to check this place out”…maybe they meant the James Joyce novel because I don’t know what they were talking about. The service was so frickin slow that we were making plans to go two steps down to the next bar on the street the second she took our order. I mean, it’s a big place with plenty of TV’s but it was more like a Denny’s that served brunch than a bar. We got our beers and they tasted average, average prices.