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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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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Kiki’s Grill & Rotisserie
Kiki’s Grill is across the street from Kiki’s on the Lower East Side and serves a very similar menu of Greek food, but with much shorter waits.
The Malt House FiDi
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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.
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