Harrington’s has been around since 1933, and it (understandably) feels older than a lot of the surrounding bars. It’s dark inside, with old-timey cash registers and a back wall with a marlin hanging above the kitchen window (we would love to know the story behind that one). Come here with a few friends and split a pitcher outside on a nice day, or drink a pint in silence at the bar and watch a game while you wait for rush hour to pass.
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Leo’s Oyster Bar
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
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