It can be tough to find an actually-good place to drink with a group on the UWS, so it’s good to know about E’s Bar. You can sit up front and eat a burger at the bar while you watch a game on TV, or you can grab a big booth in the back and play Jenga or Pictionary. This place probably isn’t ideal for a date (unless your date is into Jenga), but it’s great for any sort of casual hang, and it feels like the kind of spot where you could talk to new people. And if you like bar trivia, they do that sometimes.
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