Buffalo wings are like teleconferencing software - for something so common and seemingly straightforward, it’s amazing how often they just kind of suck. We don’t have the answer for how to fix that echo or mute the marketing team, but we can help with wings: go to Mudville 9 in Tribeca. The meaty, not-too-crispy wings go well with towers of any of the 30 draft beers, and if you tell them what game you’re most interested in when you make a reservation, they’ll make sure it’s playing on the big screen nearest to your table.
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If the Queen Mary just ended up being a nicely appointed tug boat loaded with alcohol and raw oysters, you’d have Grand Banks. Load up on ceviche and fried veggies, just make sure you aren’t prone to motion sickness.
A Tribeca restaurant from Andrew Carmellini that belongs on your Hit List, if not your bucket list.
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Bill's Bar & Burger
We had hoped that instead of conforming to Midtown, Bill’s Bar and Burger would make Midtown conform to it. It did not.
If you’re in Gowanus, and you need a normal bar that’s just a little nicer than a dive, go to Halyards. There’s a pool table and occasionally a DJ.
The Stumble Inn
When you want to feel like an undergrad and watch sports on the Upper East Side, head to The Stumble Inn.
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Finnerty’s is a sports bar in the East Village where you can reserve a keg, watch pretty much any game you want, and bring your own food.
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