The national past time is back! Cue: burgers, dogs, beers, baseball civil war in NYC, and a daily celebration for the very heart and soul of American athletics. For those of us in NYC, it’s quite simple really: Yankees or Mets? Naturally, the majority tends to sway towards the more champion-laden (and historically rich) squad: the Yanks.
With the weather warm, the games plentiful, and the season underway, the ultimate question then becomes: Where we watching the game? As the Yanks are a national treasure of sorts—and NYC royalty to boot—there is no shortage of venues broadcasting their daily efforts. Some of the more adventurous spots even cater to the die-hards by incorporating festive “game time” drink specials into the mix. With a plethora of options threatening to overwhelm one in a tide of rapturous baseball ecstasy, a list of the top Yankee Bars has been comprised—enjoy!
End your summer with a tropical bang...and not the kind Irene threw your way. Hit up some of the city's best tropical bars if you can't make it to the Hamptons or splurge on that last minute cruise. Here's a list of some of our favorites.
The Hurricane Club
Tropical themed bars can get a little cheesy...but this spot is heating up in all the right ways. Expect to find sophisticated decor with shell stone fireplaces, mosquito net curtains, and chandeliers. This Polynesian-inspired happening has cocktails a-plenty for the extremely parched. Served as a punch, or in your choice of coconut, melons, or red peppers, this place well deserves your lovin'.
The perfect place for a winter night, Ten Bells in LES offers an intimate (yet somehow always crowded) space to sip wine and beer and get your hands on some tapas in a dimly lit atmosphere. I've heard this place is great for a date, but it's a bit too loud in my opinion, but the food and drinks are great, and it's a great change from the typical dinner setting.
With chalk boards lining both walls, they have no proper menus, but the serves and bartenders are happy to suggest something for you, and they've got quite a few vegetarian friendly tapas.
Their wine list includes mostly French wines, with a few Spanish and Italian in the mix, running about $7-$12 per glass. What really gets everyone in is the food, mostly bought local from markets in NYC, they've also got a special of $1 oysters EVERY day from 5pm-7pm, and from what I've heard, it's not a "you get what you pay for" deal, these are great oysters!
A great space for catching up with friends and grabbing a few drinks in the evening, Ten Bells is a great change of pace from the dives sprinkled throughout LES.
Wednesday night a slew of press and a few sports fanatics headed into SNAP at W 14th St. and 8th Ave. for a preview of the newest sports bar to grace the Meatpacking/West Village/Chelsea intersection.
Danny A., Matthew Isaacs, Justin McManus, Jordan Harris and Jed Stiller, the brilliant minds behind Avenue, Marquee, The Upstairs, CV, and Peter McManus Cafe have struck gold again with this massive bar, welcoming patrons in with oak doors, football leather couches (complete with laces!), throwback wallpaper, brass inlay of classic tournament brackets on the floor, and SIXTEEN TVs!
SideBAR Cocktail Series. Quench your thirst at SideBAR's sangria tasting, where guest can sample a selection of red and white sangria infused with seasonal fresh fruit. Recipes of the sangria are yours to take home. Festivities begin at 6:30pm. $40.00 per person. Purchase your ticket at sidebar.ticketleap.com. Cheers!
The Hunger Project YPC Happy Hour. Your professionals are invited by The Hunger Project to a special happy hour at Almond NYC bar, (12 East 22nd St between Park and Broadway). Attendees can enjoy specials that include $6 beers, $8 vodka sodas, $8 milan margarita cocktails and a menu of small plates. Starts at 7pm. Rsvp to Diane Saltzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 251-9137. Make it your business to end hunger.
225 Avenue B
(at 13th Street)
New York, NY 10009
Over on Avenue B in the remnants of the tenements of Alphabet City, take a stroll by the EV's new speakeasy White Noise. Inside, you will find secret hideaways and lairs specially crafted to host a raucous evening on the town with your friends, away from the noise of a generic barroom. Layered in tin and dipped in tar, White Noise gives the impression that its still the 80s on the East Side. And don't forget to check out the Weirdo Room once you're inside. It's just this small room with a strobe light in your face while you sit alone in the dark. Seizure much?