The Upper East Side has an excess of places where you can get a relatively cheap drink and watch sports on a big flat screen TV, but Duke’s is one of the most fun. From the outside, it looks like a big, cheesy sports bar - and that’s because it is. But it has plenty of room and lots of TVs, and you can eat a big plate of buffalo wings while you watch Duke play some other team in basketball.
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The Stumble Inn
When you want to feel like an undergrad and watch sports on the Upper East Side, head to The Stumble Inn.
The Penrose is one of several Upper East Side restaurants that are making this neighborhood sort of cool again. Sort of.
Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food
Ethyl’s is on the Upper East Side, but feels something you’d find on the LES. It’s a 70′s-themed bar with bingo, burlesque, burgers, and tacos.
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Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
Troy Liquor Bar
Troy Liquor Bar is a below-ground cocktail bar in Meatpacking with a late Happy Hour.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
Jones Wood Foundry
A great British pub that will help you solve all of your Upper East Side problems, or at least the ones related to food.
An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
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