Troy Liquor Bar gets pretty clubby once DJs start spinning, and at that point you may need to elbow past three rows of people to order at the bar (unless you have table service). But it’s actually a low-key spot to hang out earlier in the night. There are pool and foosball tables, and they offer Happy Hour everyday they're open (Weds-Sat) until 9pm.
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There were exactly zero restaurants we enjoy hanging out in Meatpacking until Santina arrived. Now there’s one.
It is no understatement to say that Catch is the most over-the-top, ridiculous dining operation the Meatpacking District has ever seen. Thankfully though, the service is fantastic, and the food is pretty great as well, despite the absurdity of it all.
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Bill's Bar & Burger
We had hoped that instead of conforming to Midtown, Bill’s Bar and Burger would make Midtown conform to it. It did not.
If you’re in Gowanus, and you need a normal bar that’s just a little nicer than a dive, go to Halyards. There’s a pool table and occasionally a DJ.
Croxley’s is a big sports bar in Williamsburg with lots of seating and very good buffalo wings.
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These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
Marie’s Crisis Cafe
Marie’s Crisis is a basement piano bar with cheap drinks and the opportunity to sing unlimited show tunes.
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