You want to watch sports with some friends, and maybe share a couple pitchers of beer - ideally something other than Hoegaarden or Goose Island. Get a table or some bar seats at Dive Bar, a dimly-lit sports bar with over 30 beers on tap (most of which are available by the glass, growler, and pitcher). Once the Jets are down by 24 and you want to focus on something else, start working your way through their huge menu of bar food, or switch locations to the sidewalk tables out front.
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Bluebird London is on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, and it’s a decent spot for a semi-fancy meal with someone dressed in business casual.
Jin Ramen is a little Japanese restaurant on the Upper West Side where you can get a good bowl of ramen.
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Headless Horseman has a good beer selection and popular Happy Hour right by Union Square.
DTUT is both a coffee shop and a bar, and you can also make your own s’mores here. If you live on the Upper East Side, it’s a useful place.
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If you’re looking for a place to hang out, drink, and play board games on the UWS, e’s Bar is your very best option. Added bonus: they serve food.
If you’re looking to have a fun group dinner by 96th Street on the UWS, Moonrise Izakaya is the best choice.
The Dead Poet
The Dead Poet is a solid neighborhood bar with both daytime and late-night Happy Hours.
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