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These are the 8 best places to get wings in New York

Wings. They're basically the perfect food when done correctly but, for some reason, in a city that can somehow master bong-smoked oysters, ramen burgers, and deconstructed-pastrami-sandwich pasta, it's way harder to find them than it should be. But that doesn't mean they're not out there, which is why we compiled a go-to list for wings both Buffalo and beyond, to satisfy any and all cravings for the king of handheld bar foods.

Wogies Bar & Grill
West Village
Nice heat, nice meat, top-notch crispiness. Just an excellent execution of the classic that started in the place where Darryl Talley used to wear skin-tight Spyder suits while playing football.
Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Pok Pok NY
Marinated in fish sauce and palm sugar, then coated in garlic and more fish sauce because it turns out fish sauce is delicious, Ike's deep fried gold mines of flavor are a deviation from standard wings, for sure, but just as -- if not more -- delicious.
Buffalo-Style Wings, Hope Garage
These take the "standard" out of "standard bar wings". They're crispy, not too fatty, and boast a secret weapon: a slightly boozy-tasting bleu cheese fondue dipping sauce.
BJ Wings, Barn Joo
These puppies are Korean-style, so they've got the puffy/fried/crisp/moist thing going on, and you can select one of three flavors: hot, soy garlic, or sea salt and pepper.
Distilled Wings, Distilled New York
The newest addition to the upper echelon of NYC wings comes from Shane Lyons, a Momofuku alum who basically made it his life's noble mission to make the most delicious wings ever, and he's certainly close. These bad boys are dredged, twice fried, flash frozen, and lacquered.
Croxley Ales
East Village
Aside from often being 20-cents each, these are basically just Buffalo wings done right. Also, they're 20-cents each.

Spicy 'K.F.C.' Korean Fire wings; Danji
Midtown West
More Korean fried chicken here, featuring garlic, soy, honey, and sesame, plus they've got an excellent moist-to-crisp ratio.
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Blondies Wings, Blondies
Upper West Side
Good meaty wings, lots of Buffalo sauce, and a bunch of celery you'll never eat. More sports bars should be doing them like this.
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1. Danji 346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

This Korean joint serves both modern and traditional Korean eats in a quaint setting.

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2. Croxley Ales 28 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

Sports bar meets beer garden at this laid-back bar on the East Side, where you can hang out on their airy deck while taking down 20-cent wings (or 10-cent boneless wings) and a slew of drafts.

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3. Wogies Bar & Grill 39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

A comfortable West Village institution bringing some of the best wings and authentic Philly cheesesteaks to NYC.

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4. Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny 115 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pok Pok's brother restaurant, WSL dishes Authentic Thai food and drinks in Brooklyn.

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5. Hope Garage 163 Hope St, New York, NY 11211

Hope Garage's a resto open 'til 4am and satisfying your cravings of panko-crusted fish sticks w/ spicy remoulade, tri-fromage grilled cheese w/ caramelized onions, buffalo wings w/ blue cheese fondue & celery ribbons, and fried Wisconsin cheese curds.

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6. Distilled New York 211 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

This Tribeca pub's where you want to go when all the swanky restos of NYC are a bit too much, but you still want a refreshing drink and good eats. They've got modern American comfort food, including kick-ass crispy wings (no really, they're easily the best wings in the city), as well as awesome cocktails like the Tribecan.

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7. Blondies 212 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

A casual sports bar where you can catch basically every game ever, while noshing on bar eats and chasing them with suds.

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8. Barn Joo 893 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Barn Joo's a hybrid Korean tapas restaurant, bar, and performance space serving up dishes like Korean fried chicken, scallion pancakes, and three types of kimchi.

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