Food & Drink

These are New York's 10 Bad Decision Bars

Published On 11/05/2013 Published On 11/05/2013
Sing Sing
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1. Sing Sing Karaoke 9 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

Sing Sing is the place on St. Marks to get your karaoke fix taken care of. Head there late, with a reserved room, and dance & sing (... sing) the night away.

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2. B Bar & Grill 40 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

B Bar is a haven for just-turned-21yrs-old NYU students, and recent college grads looking for a crazy night in the LES. Get a margarita, their cheese fries, and plop yourself outside under their terrace.

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3. The 13th Step 149 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

If you’re in the East Village and in need of a straightforward sports bar, go to The 13th Step. The sprawling space features more than 30 flat screen TVs, and it’s always packed to capacity, even if there’s nothing to watch. The beer menu is simple (think Budweiser, Coors, and Rolling Rock), and there’s a hefty selection of over-the-top bar food like chili nachos, a pizza burger, and buffalo chicken sliders.

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4. Flashdancers 1674 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

A versatile standby, Flashdancers is a strip club in NYC that fits the bill no matter what you're looking for.

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5. Dorrian's Red Hand 1616 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Open since 1960, Dorrian’s is kind of like the Upper East Side’s very own Cheers. Its draft beers and well-priced cocktails are what neighborhood bars are made of, and the kitchen serves classic American comfort food like bacon cheeseburgers, club sandwiches, and mozzarella sticks until midnight.

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6. The Levee 212 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

The Levee's a dive bar that's got you covered, from highly addictive cheeseballs, to cheap beer & shots, to awesome throwback tunes.

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7. Union Pool 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This spacious Williamsburg spot is almost always packed with a friendly, hip crowd. The name of the game here: tacos and tequila. A taco truck on the back patio serves delicious, cheap tacos, and gives the outdoor space a California vibe. The bartenders are quick and knowledgeable, and take care to create refreshing cocktails.

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8. Brother Jimmy's BBQ 181 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

What can we say that you don't already know? Well, if you've been but haven't attempted their actual food, the BBQ is something to write home about. At least load up on pulled pork while you make questionable decisions.