McSorley's is a Cooper Union landmark that first opened sometime around the Civil War. It is one of the oldest continuously operating bars in the city. McSorley's serves two kinds of beer, McSorley's Lager and McSorley's Cream Stock Ale, and they are served two mugs at a time. Inside, you'll find sawdust on the floor and historic bric-à-brac alongside photos and news clippings. The menu is simple, with appetizers such as hearty cheese plates. Just be sure to keep the pub's centuries-old motto in mind: "Be Good or Be Gone!"
Sunny's Bar has been around for decades, a favorite of Red Hook locals and even some Manhattanites who travel to Brooklyn. The place is your typical neighborhood dive bar, without any frills. The drinks are cheap, the décor unpretentious with knick-knacks collected over the years on display. The place is swarming with friendly faces, young and old. A bar with high stools set at the counter greets visitors who can pick from a list of beers, wines, and other options. Live bands also perform here regularly.
Jacob's Pickles is a trendy restaurant that serves amazing American comfort food, craft beer, and, of course, pickles. Along with their homemade pickles they have a delicious variety of biscuits. They've become well known for their brunch, sweet biscuits with honey and maple drizzles, delicious chicken and pancakes. And it's never too early in the day for pickled foods with options like sour green tomatoes or candy red beets. If you head here later in the day make sure you try one of their amazing selections in beers or a BLT Bloody Mary, which has become their signature cocktail. The staff is friendly and attentive, and service is prompt.
This fun but relaxed Irish pub, complete with Tudor ceilings, iron chandeliers and sawdust on the floors, is a favorite among locals and one of New York City's finest spots to have a pint of Guinness beer. The crowd is very friendly, and the bar is staffed by genuine Irish folk. There are occasionally Irish football matches (soccer to all you Yankees) on the television.
Sake Bar Decibel is a hipster sake bar that brings everything cool and eclectic about Japanese culture and presents it in bar form. The basement interior is dark, sexy and filled with Japanese decorations. The extensive sake selection can be overwhelming, but the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and more than happy to point you in the right direction. Bar snacks include katsuo, udon or soba noodles, as well as shumai and various seaweeds and vegetables.
The Black Ant is the venture of Jorge Guzman and Chef Mario Hernandez. This contemporary Mexican diner with its ant themed wall art has a funky yet sleek look. Their creatively inspired menu is crafted to suit all palates ranging from the adventurous to the prudent ones. These include dishes like Black Ant Guacamole, pata de mula y cerdo (blood clams, avocado, pied de cochon, bruja-pitiona salsa, chicharron dust), tlayuda con chapulines (sauteed grasshoppers in a tortilla), taco de chivo revolcado, pollo de plaza (guajillo jerk roasted chicken) and cerdo en mol (roasted pig suckling). Complement your meal with artisanal cocktails. Enjoy happy hour with tequila and mezcal as well. You can be sure of a fabulous dining experience.
As the inspiration for the pub on the hit tv show, "How I Met Your Mother", McGee's Restaurant & Pub is a Hell's Kitchen staple. Find the usual fixings of an Irish pub here, from the draft beers and large HDTV's to the mahogany topped bar and friendly bartenders. However the pub grub is far superior to many other similar establishments, with gourmet burgers, Irish fare, and homemade desserts.
Fire, sparkles, a blasting Juke Box and colorful shots, drama exudes from every corner of the Barcelona Bar. The bar boasts of over 100 shots which are executed in true Barcelona style; they all taste sensational and that electrifying experience lingers on your palate for a long, long time. Albeit small in size, the Barcelona Bar impresses its patrons with its quirky decor and interesting theme. Where else would you gulp down a fire-infused shot wearing a king's crown? This and many such antics await you at the Barcelona Bar. Fun is all they have and fun is all you'll get here!
The Flaming Saddles Saloon, voted as one of the best country gay bars in the city, offers a world of fun. In keeping with its western theme, the bar features food items such as chili and sliders, among others, with beer making up most of the beverage list; although cocktails and sangria also feature on the menu. The ambiance is one of a never-ending party, with everyone, including the bartenders, dancing to the groovy music.
New World Stages - The Green Room is a cozy lounge serving a short menu comprising signature cocktails and bottled beer. Patrons visiting New World Stages often stop by this bar for getting a drink before the show or during intervals. New World Stages - The Green Room is the ideal place for quenching your thirst by grabbing a chilled one or for simply catching up with a friend. They also let you take your drinks inside the theater so that you can sip your favorite drink while enjoying the show.
The Gaf welcomes you to a home away from home, with plenty of familiar faces and even more beer. This NYC bar feels more like a congenial community rather than a one-stop rendezvous with a bunch of loud strangers. The Gaf has regular events all year long including the Gaf Annual Christmas Party, Marathon Gathering, and the Roast.
Located a bit out of the way in Hell’s Kitchen on Tenth Avenue, 123 Burger Shot Beer delivers all three as promised at super cheap prices. The $1 burger is more of a slider and is on par with White Castle. The other greasy food choices are better. The $2 shots include a decent selection. The $3 beers are quality choices served in frosty mugs. BSB also offers a behemoth 100oz tube for a higher price. Skimpy-clothed waitresses provide fast, friendly service.