Food & Drink

Aces & Eights

The downtown, dive-y outpost of the UES beer pongeria sports four backroom pong tables, flat-screened banquettes, and a lone Silver Strike Bowling arcade game (saddle bar stools, western wall murals, other cowboy stuff to come), all of which you can ignore while guzzling $12-$14 domestic pitchers. Shortly, they'll open a more dignified upstairs lounge with separate entrance, a dais for private events/small acts, and retractable windows opening onto a smoker's balcony -- where your fumes won't hinder the conditioning of athletes blowing on balls below.