145 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
There’s nothing like a quintessentially New York dive (exposed brick, repurposed bourbon barrels for standing tables, Christmas lights year-round) that also doubles as high quality gastropub. Regulars rave over bar bites like the Sriracha peas, truffle popcorn, and gourmet tacos (pro tip: get the duck confit). The masses flock here on the weekends and Taco Tuesdays, but with a killer oyster happy hour -- 6 daily selections on the half-shell with any drink for a mere $12 -- Fool’s Gold makes for a good time any night of the week.