Doc Watson’s is a bar on the Upper East Side with street seating out front, a long bar inside, and a small beer garden out back. They do a solid Happy Hour during the week until 7pm and after 11pm, along with nightly specials on bar food. On the weekends, if you’re looking to get brunch while watching sports on TV, you can get food with two drinks for $16.
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Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream
Emack & Bolio’s is a fantastic ice cream place with soft serve and waffle cones covered in rice crispy treats.
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Milk & Hops Chelsea
Milk & Hops is a casual spot in Chelsea with a huge beer selection, as well as some cheese, meat, and sandwiches.
N 11th Cookout
N 11 St Cookout is a big outdoor-only spot in Williamsburg where you can play lawn games after having burgers and frozen cocktails.
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Heidi’s House is a good spot to drop in for a drink and some affordable bar food on the Upper East Side.
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