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

Published On 08/22/2013 Published On 08/22/2013
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1. Danji 346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019 (Hells Kitchen)

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 (East Village)

One of a handful of locations in the greater New York area, the East Village's Croxley Ale delivers beer and wings in a dark tavern space complete with mounted TVs. Croxley might be a sports bar, but don't expect typical sports bar beer (read: Bud, Miller, or Coors). Instead, you'll find an expansive and rotating roster of craft beer from near and far, bottled and on tap. The food menu sticks to the bar food canon (that's a good thing) with sauce-covered Buffalo wings, crispy mozzarella sticks, and mounds of nachos.

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3. Wogies Bar & Grill 39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

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 (New York)

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 (Tribeca)

This sprawling gastropub, situated in a landmark TriBeCa building, is a dark-wooded space with charcoal banquets, an elevated outdoor patio, and incredibly high ceilings. Living up to its name, Distilled derives the essential elements from classic pub fare and drinks and then redefines them, from complimentary popcorn with "magic dust" to chicken fried duck & waffles. The wings, created and perfected over several years (including during Chef Shane Lyons' stint at Momofuku), are dredged in a combo of beer, liquor, and spices, then twice-fried with a freeze in between to maximize their crispiness. The method seems like madness, but it creates some of the best wings in the city.

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7. Blondies 212 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)

Blondies has all the fixins of a quintessential sports bar: big screen TVs, cheap happy hour drinks, and all-you-can-eat-wings on Monday nights. The Upper West Side spot is usually packed with Big 10 alums cheering on their respective alma maters.

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8. Barn Joo 893 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (Flatiron)

Evoking both a hip Brooklyn nightspot and an actual barn, this hybrid Korean tapas restaurant, bar, and performance space fills the bottom floor of the Hotel Verite with a long, heavily wooded bi-level banquet hall. Shareable Korean eats liked fried dumplings and kimchee bacon pancakes dominate the menu, while picks like truffle mushrooms assert this gastropub's trendy likability.

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