St. James Gate is very much an Irish pub, but not in a cheesy kind of way. It’s a good spot to eat some bangers and mash, and it’s perfect for when you want to sit on a barstool and watch sports with a Guinness. The big open room is filled with tables, and the service is about as friendly as we imagine it would be in a neighborhood pub in Ireland.
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Levain Bakery on the UWS makes some of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. You just have to wait for them.
Prohibition is a bar on the Upper West Side that has live music every night and works well for a date.
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Archer & Goat
Archer & Goat is a restaurant/bar in the bottom of a townhouse in Harlem. It’s a good spot for a drink and a snack, and it has a nice little backyard.
Corner Social is a popular neighborhood bar in Harlem where you can grab a full meal or just hang out, drink, and meet some people.
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Blondies on the Upper West Side is one of our favorite spots in the city to watch sports and/or eat buffalo wings.
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.
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