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Fanelli Cafe

94 Prince St at Mercer
(212) 226-9412

Fanelli’s has outlived any other tavern in the neighborhood (since 1922 in fact), and for good reason, as a beer and burger here can never disappoint. Try to impress an old friend who thinks... Read More

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Mother’s Ruin

18 Spring between Mott & Elizabeth St
(433) 756-8526

Tucked away on Spring Street in Nolita, Mother’s Ruin has already earned serious watering-hole cred. With a star-studded line up of bartenders, the cocktail menu (a chalk board above the bar) is... Read More

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Pulqueria

11 Doyers St., New York, NY (Bowery & Pell Sts.)
212-513-1527
www.pulquerianyc.com

It’s time to break out those weathered maps of NYC you have stashed away from your first few months living here: your hunt for Pulqueria will test just how well you navigate the winding streets of... Read More

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Lucky Strike

59 Grand St., New York, NY (West Broadway & Wooster St.)
212-941-0772
www.luckystrikeny.com

Step into this 1989-established Keith McNally dining room, and you might feel like you’ve entered a friend’s house – provided that your friend loves French film and well-worn antiques. A décor... Read More

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Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs

135 W Broadway, New York, NY (@ Duane Street)
212.374.1135
www.yelp.com/tinys

“Nothing is perfect, it’s all a little crooked,” owner Matt Abramcyk (Beatrice Inn, Bunker Club) told T Magazine of Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs; his antidote to hard city living.... Read More

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Westway

75 Clarkson St., New York, NY (@ Washington St.)
212.620.0101
www.westway.com

Just before the Hudson River on a desolate strip of the West Side Highway, a historically debaucherous venue once known as The West Side Gentleman’s Club has been commandeered by one of... Read More

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PDT

113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY (First Ave & Avenue A)
212.614.0386
www.pdtnyc.com

Three years after opening, PDT (stands for “Please Don’t Tell”) isn’t much of a secret anymore, but the cocktail lounge still draws a crowd with its Prohibition-era intrigue... Read More