Lillie’s

With all the ivy hanging above the [very tall] door frame, Lillie’s looks like an oasis in the middle of Times Square.  If you’re looking for a place to grab a drink before a show or after work, it’s a great choice thanks to its less-than-cheesy vibe.  Usually, pre-show bars feel like you’re settling, but…

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Irish Exit

In the Turtle Bay/Sutton Place area, the bars tend to look the same.  It’s Irish pubs/sports bars for days.  Naturally, a bar called Irish Exit fits in well.  What is surprising about this bar are the crazy specials they have every single night.  If you’re looking for something fun to do on a Tuesday, for instance, look…

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Ted’s Corner Tavern

When Third and Long closed abruptly, I mourned the loss of a pub that was a great place to watch Rangers games.  The space stayed empty for months until, finally, signs of life began to reappear.  When Ted’s Corner Tavern emerged, it was entirely different from its predecessor.  It was nicer, with a marble topped…

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Bouligny Tavern

Since none of us are from New Orleans, we decided to ask our restaurant hostess (from Coquette) for recommendations.  We told her we wanted something in the neighborhood with a relaxed vibe where we could get a good glass of wine or cocktail.  We weren’t looking to flash for beads if ya know what I’m sayin.…

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3 on Thursday

Last week was bad.  This week is better.  I’m happy with that progress. Before heading to Bronxville for her shower, Kathleen suggested we meet for a glass of champagne – it was a celebration, after all!  Since we were leaving out of Grand Central, we thought there was no better place to meet than the…

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E’s Bar

It’s good to have friends in different neighborhoods.  It makes you feel worldly.  It’s even better when those friends make a point to explore their own neighborhoods and let you know of new, fun places.  That’s how we learned about E’s Bar, a spot that just opened about 3 months ago in the UWS. With…

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3 on Thursday

Labor Day came at me fast this year.  I didn’t realize until Monday that we had already reached our four day weekend.  I’m not complaining because I could certainly use the time off, but it does make me a bit sad to realize that my summer this year was dreadfully short. A couple weeks ago…

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