White Oak Tavern is a big American restaurant in Greenwich Village that’s a good utility spot to keep in mind when you’re around NYU. It works for a burger and beer while watching sports on TV, or for lunch or dinner with a big group. They also have an extensive cocktail menu and Happy Hour till 7pm on weekdays.
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Strip House is a vibey downtown bordello of goodness, and is the antithesis to the things we hate about a place like Sparks or The Palm.
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Place To Beach
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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
Clara’s is a sports bar in Bushwick with a pool table, a big projector screen, and some good bar food.
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Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
Ten Degrees is a wine bar in the East Village where all the drinks are two-for-one until 8pm everyday.
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