Close your eyes and picture your ideal neighborhood bar. If you just imagined a big place with TVs, board games, a couple of pinball machines, and a jukebox, you’re going to like E’s Bar in Morningside Heights. There’s a long bar up front and a big area in the back where you can sit at a table and order from an iPad, and it’s a great place for a beer and a burger with a group. There’s also a dart board for when you have a few drinks and feel like throwing projectiles. You’ll probably appreciate the original E’s Bar, too - it’s about 30 blocks south on the Upper West Side.
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Caffè Storico is little more than a good bet for dinner in the neighborhood or some pre-gaming before you hit the planetarium. Who wants to get drunk and see a laser show?
Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
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The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
Brooklyn Cider House
Brooklyn Cider House is a bar, brewery, and prix-fixe restaurant in Bushwick that’s a great place to spend a night eating and drinking with a group.
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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.
The Owl’s Tail
The Owl’s Tail is a great, casual little cocktail bar on the Upper West Side that feels more or less like someone’s living room.
Dive 75 isn’t quite a dive. Nor is it a cocktail bar. It’s just a nice little bar with board games and couches on the UWS.
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