Whether you have opinions on mosaic versus cascade hops or you don’t know IBUs from IPAs, check out Gebhard’s. They have a bunch of beers on tap that you definitely won’t find on the shelves at Whole Foods, and the dark space works well for a low-key drink with a couple friends. If you don’t feel like staring into pint glasses and wondering about fermentation processes, you can play darts or foosball instead.
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The original E’s Bar is in the West 80s, but there’s a second location in Morningside Heights where you can hang out at a big table and play games.
Le Pif is a cozy wine bar on the Upper West Side, and it’s a good choice for a date in the area.
Vanguard Wine Bar
Vanguard is a lively wine bar on the Upper West Side with meat, cheese, and small plates.
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Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
DBA is a bar in the East Village that’s good for people who like whiskey and beer and drinking those things outside.
If you’re looking for a place to hang out, drink, and play board games on the UWS, e’s Bar is your very best option. Added bonus: they serve food.
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