One of your friends wants to watch the Rangers game, another claims he’s eaten nothing but a Fiber One bar all day, and you haven’t gotten any vitamin D since last weekend. Bedford Falls is a big spot that has something for everyone, with a room up front that feels like a sports bar, tables throughout the space, a long food menu, and a nice back patio. It also has a Happy Hour until 7pm every day, as well as various other drink specials each day of the week.
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An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
JG Melon is an Upper East Side burger institution. It's also the best and cheapest thing you can hit for lunch after the Met.
The Penrose is one of several Upper East Side restaurants that are making this neighborhood sort of cool again. Sort of.
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Kingston Hall is a vaguely Caribbean-themed bar in the East Village with pool tables, an indoor/outdoor patio, and a decent selection of bar food.
Baker Street Pub
Baker Street Pub isn’t our favorite, but it gets the job done if you want to catch a game and eat wings on the Upper East Side.
Brooklyn Noosh is a casual spot in Bed-Stuy with burgers, beer, kabobs, and a big outdoor patio in their back alley.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
Jack & Fanny’s
Jack and Fanny’s is an Upper East Side bar with great cocktails and a bocce ball court in the back.
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