St. James Gate is very much an Irish pub, but not in a cheesy kind of way. It’s a good spot to eat some bangers and mash, and it’s perfect for when you want to sit on a barstool and watch sports with a Guinness. The big open room is filled with tables, and the service is about as friendly as we imagine it would be in a neighborhood pub in Ireland.
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TAP is an all-day counter-service spot on the Upper West Side where you should pick up savory Brazilian tapioca crepes for lunch.
Saravaana Bhavan is a solid and normal Indian restaurant on the Upper West Side. Stop by for a quiet, vegetarian-friendly meal.
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Winnie’s Lobby Bar
Winnie’s is a little cocktail bar just off the lobby of the Refinery Hotel, and it’s a good spot for a drink with someone who likes live jazz.
Fools Gold NYC
Fools Gold has a great selection of beer and whiskey, and it’s a good place to start your night on the LES.
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Blondies on the Upper West Side is one of our favorite spots in the city to watch sports and/or eat buffalo wings.
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.
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