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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The best modern dim sum restaurant in town now has a second location on the Upper West Side.
Burke & Wills
Burke & Wills is a fun Australian spot on the Upper West Side with solid cocktails and $1 oysters during Happy Hour.
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Nobody Told Me
Nobody Told Me is a casual cocktail bar on the Upper West Side that’s perfect for when you need to catch up with a friend and drink something great.
Karaoke City is a popular karaoke spot in Koreatown with private rooms and a big bar area.
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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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