Party Earth Review Blind Tiger’s Old English style, weathered wooden furnishings, and dark dungeon lighting may make it seem like just another casual West Village bar, but when patrons see the twenty-eight beer taps and countless bottled brews, they know they’re in for something special. With a name harking back to the undercover dive bars ... more
281 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
Sports Bar / Tavern
Party Earth Review A lively sports bar with a classic West Village feel, Barrow Street Ale House is a refuge for blue-collars, young professionals, and students in need of a beer and a sports fix. Patrons entering the narrow space will find typical pub trappings like wooden booths, a weathered bar lit by a single iron chandelier, and the ... more
15 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
Restaurant / Tavern
Reviewed by Chris K.
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703 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Though modern New York is often thought of as sleek and chic, taverns in New York City remain some of its finest drinking experiences. Steeped in atmosphere and attitude, these ruddy-hued watering holes provide Gotham’s drinkers with an abundance of boozy good times.
Historically, the White Horse down on Hudson is king among New York taverns, providing barflies with reality solvents since back when Dylan Thomas died on its doorstep. In general, the West Village remains a solid place to find decent taverns, including shadowy sports bar the Barrow Street Ale House, hopping beer bar the Blind Tiger, and the cozy overstuffed recesses of Kettle of Fish. All of these hangouts have the two things that make up a good tavern – laid-back atmosphere and solid drink options – in spades, overflowing with imported draft beers and opinionated local color. The crowds can get a bit boisterous – there are plenty of frat boys and raucous after-work professionals flooding these places – but those willing to join in the fun will find themselves thoroughly charmed.
Sure, NYC taverns are a lousy place to buy a Lichi-tini and aren’t much in the way of velvet rope parties. But for a solid night of good drinking with good people, these sometimes-seedy juice joints can’t be beat.