Opened by the same team as The Jeffrey, you can also count on Fools Gold for an excellent beer and whiskey selection, as well as some bar food that’s much better than it needs to be. Use Fools Gold to please everyone from beer nerds to the two friends in your group who still feel the need to go to Piano’s every weekend. For everyone else, Fools Gold is in that perfect spot on the border of the LES and the East Village, so your crawl possibilities are endless.
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Excuse My French
A funny little French tapas bar on the Lower East Side, with some really tasty food.
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Rattle N Hum West
Rattle N Hum is a great place to go after a game at the Garden for a drink and good bar food.
The Bar At Baccarat Hotel
If you need place in Midtown where you can sit under a chandelier, eat some caviar, and spend up to $450 on a cocktail, try the bar at the Baccarat.
We’re not sure what recent market research indicated that Tribeca desperately needed two more upscale bar food restaurants. With no vibe and mediocre food, the drinks aren't enough to bring us back for more.
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