What do you know about any truly great bars in the five-boroughs, and why do you consider it/them great? I always look up a bar when I visit The City and I've been to many of the more widely known ones - some even lived up to their reputations and I frequent them.
What I'd really like to hear about is any lesser known, but noteworthy bars (not nightclubs) - I'm thirsty for good beer & drinks, good chow, and good atmoshphere.
I'm very fond of old McSorely's on East 7th Street near Cooper Square - but only during the day when I can actually get in the door - and get a seat. The beer and the fare is simple, but good and no place I've been to rivals the atmosphere I think.