Good pub grub isn’t easy to find in NYC, especially when wings and cheesesteaks are the business at hand. Enter Wogies, the notorious Eagles bar that’s a lot more tolerable off season. We we get that unhealthy itch to go to the dark side, we take care of that situation at Wogies.
The inside of this sports den looks no different from the one you probably frequent back in your hometown, where jersey’s and sweatpants are acceptable attire, and the check is served with wet naps. There’s a nice big bar, plenty of seating, and flat screens everywhere. Points earned for good food, but points deducted for the large presence of loud, obnoxious Philly fans, the most annoying breed of sports fan that exists. If you’ve ever been in the West Village during an Eagles game, you’ve definitely heard the rambunctious throwdown that is Wogies at game time. It’s absolutely one of the best football bars in the city, it’s just a bummer they root for the wrong team.
All is forgiven though. We appreciate good wings and cheesesteaks more than we can hate a professional football team. We’re Jets fans around here after all, not Giants.
For NYC, this is a damn good cheesesteak. I’m sure Philly locals might scoff at the fact that the bread is too thick, meat serving too skimpy and all around experience too greasy. For us Yankees though, we’re cool with this. Props for serving cheese wiz and four different kinds of peppers: hot, sweet, green and our personal favorites, banana. Also, don’t sleep on the buffalo chicken cheesesteak - it’s solid.
There are a lot of people who believe Wogies has the best wings in the city. We won’t go that far, but Krazy Kate’s are good enough for us to chow down on whenever we need a fix. Meaty and straightforward, Wogies wings are consistent, which is their best quality. The sauce may simply be Frank Red Hot plus butter, but Wogies does well by playing it safe. Don’t get cute and order the honey mustard or garlic and parmesan. They are not very good.
F-in good waffle fries.
If you’re in the mood for a greasy sandwich, the majority of Wogies’ selections won’t let you down. The Pookie is a crowd favorite - buffalo chicken fingers on a hero with melted provolone.