The Gin Mill is owned by the same people as Jake’s Dilemma, which is less than a block away, and it feels very similar. Come here when you want to watch college or NFL football, and bet pitchers of light beer on the outcomes of beer pong games with friends. This place also does Happy Hour deals every day until 8pm, including half off the whole bar on weekdays and half off beers on weekends.
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Leyla is a Turkish restaurant on the UWS that works well for a date or a nice-but-not-formal dinner near Central Park.
Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
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Las’ Lap is a cocktail bar on the Lower East Side with tropical decor, good music, and a few tables where you can eat a full dinner.
The Roof At Viceroy Central Park
Predictably, The Roof at Viceroy Central Park has a great view of Central Park. Bring some out-of-towners, or grab a drink here after work.
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Blondies on the Upper West Side is one of our favorite spots in the city to watch sports and/or eat buffalo wings.
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.
The Dead Poet
The Dead Poet is a solid neighborhood bar with both daytime and late-night Happy Hours.
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