Troy Liquor Bar gets pretty clubby once DJs start spinning, and at that point you may need to elbow past three rows of people to order at the bar (unless you have table service). But it’s actually a low-key spot to hang out earlier in the night. There are pool and foosball tables, and they offer Happy Hour everyday they're open (Weds-Sat) until 9pm.
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The original Pastis closed in 2014, and now there’s a new location (also in the Meatpacking District). It isn’t as cool, but the food is still great.
Del Posto is an excellent special occasion restaurant, located in a big space in Chelsea. Think of it as a more upscale Babbo, or Daniel with pasta.
It is no understatement to say that Catch is the most over-the-top, ridiculous dining operation the Meatpacking District has ever seen. Thankfully though, the service is fantastic, and the food is pretty great as well, despite the absurdity of it all.
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Old Town Bar
Over a century of Big Apple history lies within these walls, as does a pretty excellent burger. Come have a beer and pretend your horse is outside.
Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
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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.
Marie’s Crisis Cafe
Marie’s Crisis is a basement piano bar with cheap drinks and the opportunity to sing unlimited show tunes.
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