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.
1. Bottomz Up Bar & Grill344 3rd Ave, New York
2. The Brazen Fox106 3rd Ave, New York
3. Desmond's Tavern433 Park Ave S, New York
4. Idle Hands25 Ave B, New York
5. Rodeo Bar375 3rd Ave, New York
6. Company Bar & Grill242 E 10th St, New York
7. Crime Scene Bar310 Bowery, New York
8. Destination Bar & Grille211 Avenue A, New York
9. Duke's - Gramercy99 E 19th St., New York
10. Duke's - Murray Hill560 3rd Ave, New York
11. East Village Tavern158 Avenue C, New York
12. Nelly Spillane's18 E 33rd St, New York
13. SideBAR118 E 15th St, New York
14. Village Pourhouse64 3rd Ave, New York
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Murray Hill outpost of Duke's lives up to the fratty clout of its sister (or shall I say brother) locations across the city. Raving sports fans, many of whom are in their twenties, dressed in button-down shirts, and employed by banks, come here for the flat-screen TVs and happy hour deals on beer, wine, and well drinks. Southern-leaning bar food like buttermilk fried chicken and smoked barbecue brisket sandwiches help soak up the pitchers of Bud Light.
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."
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.
Cocktails, fried food, and sports come together at SideBAR, a lounge-slash-sports bar right off Union Square. More than 20 high-definition TVs make the bar a prime spot for watching the game, but it's not unusual to see hoards of co-workers and miscellaneous networkers gathering in the large space on weeknights. Food is better-than-average bar fare, with options likes blue cheese truffle fries, bacon grilled cheese, and boneless Buffalo wings on-hand to soak up all the beer.