Daddy-O’s is a true neighborhood bar – nicer than a dive, but not a fancy cocktail bar by any means. That middle ground can be pretty hard to find, and Daddy-O does it well. The cocktails are unexpectedly good, as is the bar food. You’d probably be pretty happy to hang out here any night of the week. Bring friends.
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As we’re all well aware, Mexican food in Manhattan generally blows. Empellon hasn’t come to save the day, but it isn’t adding to the problem either. While nothing blew us away, the food was solid with the good outweighing the bad.
While many New Yorkers rely on coffee and Pret A Manger to get them through the day, Steinthal runs on a steady diet of cereal, water, and Westville.
Old Rose is a casual spot in the bottom of a hotel in the West Village where you can get some solid, affordable Italian/American food.
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Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
The Mekelburg’s Williamsburg location is the kind of place you should go in a time of need. Or anytime you want fantastic sandwiches and beers.
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These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
The Malt House
The Malt House is one of the least-worst pubs in Greenwich Village. If you’re in the area, and you need a beer and some french fries, stop in.
The Gumbo Bros
The Gumbo Bros is a small counter-service spot in Downtown Brooklyn serving gumbo, po’ boys, and beer.
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