New York Bars

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yeah I don't mind Irish bars, it's the Midtown prices that blow

dmr, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah I guess Irish bars are ok. I'm near that Hofbrau Bierhaus, want to try.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

ari works around grand central and theres nothing that weve ever been able to find

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm in the low 50s on third. Every work happy hour I've ever gone to in this area has been in a miserable place.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

just embrace your inner bro

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm just saying, Molly's makes what is arguably the best cheeseburger in NY and it comes with a side of mashed potatoes.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:30 (five years ago) Permalink

molly's is also like 25 blocks from hurting's office tho.
but yeah it's great. they have good wings too.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

hey guys guess who left his credit card at commonwealth and only remembered when he stepped out of the g at court sq

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

NNNOOOOOOOOO oh Iatee. You should have closed out your tab with me!

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I very much agree with that statement

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

blauggghhhh

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

so yeah I went back, it ended up only being an hour of my life cause I got lucky w/ trains but the moment of realization was pretty horrible

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

:( whatta drag. at least you got it back asap and didnt' forget for like, two days or something.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

i like that Hot Bird now has a bbq restaurant attached to it. that is v convenient, even if their fries are kinda wack.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

do they make hot chicken?

mizzell, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:17 (five years ago) Permalink

no :(
but the pulled pork & brisket & sausages are all good.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

they have BBQ chicken, i dont know if it qualifies as "hot"? its certainly warm

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

but yeah its decent BBQ and not too pricey and theyll take it over to you at hot bird if u tell em where youre seating

tbh now that they have food i dont know why id go to any other bar this summer

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:21 (five years ago) Permalink

i see hanging out in our future.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

real talk

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

wish hot bird opened earlier than 4, would like to just post up there every afternoon for 7-8 hrs and let ppl call on me

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

not a bar (but byob restaurant) but i love this place in y'alls neighborhood: http://www.uminom.com/

bene_gesserit, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink

nice. never been but on their website they call it a sister restaurant to Kuma Inn in the LES, I'm a fan.

dmr, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

they have BBQ chicken, i dont know if it qualifies as "hot"? its certainly warm

― max, Monday, April 23, 2012 1:20 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hot Chicken is Nashville-style spicy fried chicken.

mizzell, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

iirc peaches in bed stuy has hot chicken?

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 18:19 (five years ago) Permalink

which i guess isn't what the sign that gives hot bird its name is talking about since it says no frying. i just want a place called hot bird to have it.

mizzell, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

commodore in williamsburg does it, too.
xp

mizzell, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

huh, well the bbq place next to hot bird is owned by the peaches folks

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:40 (five years ago) Permalink

so it's basically smoke joint? still a little mad at those guys for closing little piggy which was the best place to eat in the neighborhood for a while, but smoke joint is always packed so i guess they know what they're doing.

mizzell, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i think its better than smoke joint but i havent eaten at smoke joint in a while. definitely cheaper.

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

anyone been to the revamped Holiday Lounge?

http://gothamist.com/2015/03/10/holiday_cocktail_lounge.php#photo-1

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 March 2015 12:04 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Excited to drop a lot of $$$ in NYC bars this weekend.

jaymc, Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:13 (two years ago) Permalink

tearing up a little at the mentions of the alibi, frank's and moe's

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:27 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

well i forgot to hit the Grassroots one last time

https://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-grassroots-tavern.html

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

rotten apple still got #bars
raise up

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 4 January 2018 20:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Never went to grasslands but the Blue and Gold Bar was my steady many years ago

calstars, Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love how max started this thread looking for places to play board games

k3vin k., Thursday, 4 January 2018 22:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bar matchless is closing :(

porg and bess (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 January 2018 22:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Shout out to the recent closing of Hi-Fi/Brownies.

Yerac, Friday, 5 January 2018 14:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The old joke rings true about these places that are closing becoming either a Duane reade, a nail salon, or a bank

calstars, Friday, 5 January 2018 14:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Recommend me a bar that has good low-key dance nights (as opposed to a club) and where you could conceivably start dancing earlier than midnight with a decent crowd there.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 5 January 2018 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Never went to grasslands but the Blue and Gold Bar was my steady many years ago

― calstars, Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:21 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my measurement of whether new york is over or not is based on blue & gold staying open. think they own the building though

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 5 January 2018 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Nice
I also spotted it in the HBO show “the deuce”

calstars, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A scene in the Mrs Maisel show shows them walking into a bar with a giant sign on the window reading "Kettle of Fish" and I was never a regular at the Kettle but I don't think that was the Kettle.

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't think i visited a bar on my own volition in 2017

, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I (sorta) regret to inform you that my bar HiFi will be closing at the end of this calendar month, ending my 23 year tenure at 169 Avenue A. All parties booked before the end of the month will happen as planned. The story? Quite simply, the renovations we undertook a few years ago to reinvigorate the business were not successful in putting us back on a good financial footing.The generation of people who inhabit this neighborhood on weekends remain mostly indifferent to the place. HiFi seems to occupy a place square in the middle between “dive bar” and “mixologist paradise” — and while I hoped that would help us have a broad appeal to the newbies, it turns out that it translated as utilitarian (aka boring) to their tastes.

Can someone familiar with the current state of NYC bardom explain to me what he's talking about? What kind of bar do the people who live in the Brownies/HiFi neighborhood (or "inhabit it on weekends" -- are those different people?) now want? What does it mean for a bar to be "utilitarian" and why is that bad?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think he means they either want $13 cocktails or to be drinking with grandpas.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

$30 cocktails

, Friday, 5 January 2018 21:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I went to hi fi once in the past two years or so and despite the renovations(?) it still had the vibe of an old neighborhood place (which it was) and not really the kind of joint where 20 somethings would hang out given the multitude of options on Ave A, where there are more bars per block than almost anywhere else in manhattan.

It did have a really cool, intimate space for music in the back.

calstars, Friday, 5 January 2018 21:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Recommend me a bar that has good low-key dance nights (as opposed to a club) and where you could conceivably start dancing earlier than midnight with a decent crowd there.

― IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive)

If you don't mind going to the Upper East Side, Ethyl's Alcohol is the bomb. Excellent retro-oriented dj's plus go go dancers. Actually has quite an old East Village vibe.

Josefa, Friday, 5 January 2018 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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