Everyone wants to call their favorite bar a New York institution, but Donovan’s Pub truly is one: the Tudor-style Irish tavern has been serving Woodside since 1966. It may have made a splash when it first opened by offering free champagne to ladies on Thursday nights, but these days it’s a frequent occupier of "best burger" lists. And for good reason: the half-pound griddle patty, a blend of chuck and New York strip beef, is gigantic, pink on the inside, and paired with thick steak fries. What better way to anchor yourself after a few pints of the Irish, Belgian, and American brews on tap? Donovan's can get rowdy during happy hours, but wood-paneled rooms and stained-glass windows make a nice hideaway for a sit-down beer and some conversation.