Food & Drink

There's a burger crawl this weekend. We have discounted tickets.

Published On 05/01/2014 Published On 05/01/2014
Burger Crawl
Idle Hands

Burger Week is in full effect right now and you should take part in the best way possible -- with this weekend's burger crawl. And because we think you deserve hot, juicy burgers, we're pretty much GIVING you $45 to do it with (use this discounted link or enter code THRILLIST). Indulge in six hours of trotting from bar to bar and putting down beef patty after beef patty, while drowning it all in beer and feeling super-good about yourself because portions of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. In the totally unlikely event you can’t handle every burger on the crawl, we’ve picked out the five must-visits and the $3 burgers you’ll get at each stop.

1. Bottomzup Bar & Grill (click here for address and info)
Stop off at this Kips Bay sports bar for a Juicy Lucy slider stuffed with American cheese and topped with French-fried onions and tomato relish.

2. Brazen Fox (click here for address and info)
This bar and kitchen will be churning out sliders topped with blue cheese, bacon, and onion mayo.

3. Desmond’s Tavern (click here for address and info)
Enter this classic Flatiron joint for a traditional patty, with or sans cheese. Add fries to make it a full meal for an extra dollar.

4. Idle Hands Bar (click here for address and info)
The burger here's topped with house specialty sauce, sautéed onions, and cheese.

5. Rodeo Bar (click here for address and deets)
Living in a Democracy means we have choices, so stop off at this 3rd Ave bar for your choice of sliders: Burger, Pulled Pork, or Smoked Chopped Brisket. Yeah, even during burger week you get to have brisket.

Hungry for more? Check out the map below to see all the stops along the crawl that're just waiting to satisfy your burger cravings.

Mikelle Street is a Thrillist editorial intern learning about burgers one post at a time. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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1. Bottomz Up Bar & Grill 344 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Murray Hill)

This Kips Bay sports bar offers up delicious bar bites, like their Juicy Lucy slider (that's a burger STUFFED with cheese) topped with French-fried onions and tomato relish -- and their brunch isn't anything to ignore, either.

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2. The Brazen Fox 106 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

The Brazen Fox brings everything you need to 3rd avenue -- Mac 'N' Cheese Mondays, Sloppy Joe Tuesdays, and a whole range of delicious eats to pair with their house cocktails and 24 craft beers on tap.

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3. Desmond's Tavern 433 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016 (Flatiron)

This Park Ave South drinkery is one of NYC's oldest Irish pubs. They feature live rock music, generous drinks, and quality bar food like burgers, sammies, and wings.

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4. Idle Hands 25 Ave B, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

Set up by a trio of music/entertainment vets in the subterranean hole that used to house the Warhol hang Save The Robots, Idle plays the part: concrete floors, black leather banquette-lined walls, and a stool/bench-strewn stage area.

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5. Rodeo Bar 375 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016 (Murray Hill)

This honky tonk, Southern roadhouse, Tex-Mex barstaurant's got world famous 'ritas, a down-home country vibe, cheap happy hours, and bar eats to satisfy you after all those cheap drinks.

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6. Company Bar & Grill 242 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

This East Village haunt's got cheap, strong drinks, great specials and food, and a friendly bar staff that will make you feel at home.

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7. Crime Scene Bar 310 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 (Noho)

Crime Scene is a criminally good time with a huge space and a fully stocked bar featuring a rotating selection of draught beers and a featured cocktail list.

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8. Destination Bar & Grille 211 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

From the Bowery Wine guy, this breezy corner bar offers a sun-lit front with open sidewalk-facing windows, double-height tables, and a pressed-tin covered bar; comfort food and 10 taps provide you with everything you need for your stay.

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9. Duke's - Gramercy 99 E 19th St., New York, NY 10003 (Gramercy)

This divey sports hang has walls littered with chachkies (neon signage, vintage Coca-Cola paraphernalia), and serves up some killers wings and burgers, plus flat-screens so you won't miss a second of the game while you indulge.

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10. Duke's - Murray Hill 560 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016 (Murray Hill)

The Murray Hill outpost of this go-to sports bar and comfort foodery lives up to the clout of its sister locations (Gramercy, Midtown East, etc). All the same bites (chili-rubbed quesadillas, pulled pork sammies) plus TVs to watch the game, and their famed burger.

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11. East Village Tavern 158 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

Come for the beer (a rotating selection of 17 American craft taps), but stay for the burger at this unassuming Alphabet City bar. As one Yelper put it, "Holy. Craft. Beer. Heaven."

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12. Nelly Spillane's 18 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016 (Midtown East)

Nelly Spillane's is an Irish oasis in Midtown with hearty food and drinks. Grab yourself a pint of something classic and cozy up to some wings, nachos, or some of their delicious pulled pork sliders.

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13. SideBAR 118 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003 (Union Square)

This sports bar/lounge hybrid blends sleek decor and cocktails with sports and pub fare right in the heart of Union Square. It's got 21 HD televisions and projectors, so you'll never miss a game, and the space is available for full or semi-private bookings. They even offer interactive event packages from mixology to guacamole-making classes. The food is definitely worth a try, with bar-food options like mac & cheese bites and loaded waffle fries. But the real -- if unexpected -- winner is the turkey burger, served with arugula and garlic-sage aioli.

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14. Village Pourhouse 64 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

Pourhouse is an East Village sports bar that's loaded with beers on tap, bar grub, and feisty football fans eager to compete in things like drink-offs.

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