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Fascinating Facts About 8 NYC Bars to Impress Your Drinking Buddies

As one of the world’s top nightlife capitals, New York City’s got some pretty cool bars. But sometimes, you crave a place that offers something more than a fancy cocktail and a dark-and-sexy vibe—you...

Orange tier isn’t enough to convince these East Bay bars to reopen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Not easy to decide when to reopen. I appreciate the thought and care the health and safety of staff and customers that these owners are weighing.

Happy Hour @ Rustic House Oyster Bar | San Carlos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Last Wednesday three of us got together for happy hour at Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill in San Carlos. A first time for each of us, we were pleased with the quality and value found here.

The Snug | Pacific Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

On the last night of Hanukkah, a friend and I met for a holiday cocktail at newly opened The Snug. We were greeted warmly. Though open less four weeks, the place was already packed at 5:45pm. The n...

Bodega Isn’t Just Bad Branding, It’s Bad Business

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

" . . . The backlash was swift. Declaring that you want to replace family-run, neighborhood-oriented storefront retail with computerized protein-bar transaction cubes is not really the fast track t...


by SarahInMinneapolis 9 years ago

www.startribune.com/local/137678533.html The "Burch" concept as described in the Star Tribune strikes me as fatally flawed on several fronts. There is no parking so they'll have to valet. That's...

New Orleans Hotel

by jojo510 5 years ago

Looking to stay at either the OMNI ROYAL ORLEANS or Hotel Monteleone. The Omni is less money but wondering if it is worth the extra money to stay at Hotel Monetelone. Also what night life would...

Dinner at The Doctor's Lounge | Excelsior - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

We've talked about the weekend brunch at The Doctor's Lounge. http://www.chowhound.com/post/weekend-brunch-doctors-lounge-excelsior-san-francisco-995937 Recently, dinner service started on wee...

Hut's Hamburgers - Bang for your Burger Buck

by blackbookali 5 years ago

If you don't fall for Hut's on the first date, Hell in the first five minutes you are inside the place, you might want to have a doctor check you out for lack of a soul. It is heart and soul that d...

Blueberry Hill is the best burger in St Louis. When you're a biased ex pat.

by blackbookali 6 years ago

I'm showing my age here when I say that it's been more than a decade since I would make my Holiday pilgrimages to St. Louis, where a necessary stop was a late night travail into a crowded, smoke fi...

Interesting development in a divey Allston bar

by KilgoreTrout 10 years ago

Was dragged to what had been one of Allston's scariest bars recently. The Avenue used to smell like vomit, had a claw game with porn for prizes, 15 cent wings and dollar drafts. Now it is not ...

Name of a long gone bar on Lincoln near Belden?

by Bodhrani 6 years ago

This is a long shot, but does anyone here remember the name of the vaguely British-style pub that used to be on the east side of Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, just south of Belden, back in the 1970's?...

bars near Little Bird

by littleworm 6 years ago

Hi, We have a really late reservation at Little Bird on a Friday night. I was thinking we'd go somewhere around the restaurant for drinks before dinner, any suggestions? I don't like clubby/techno ...

Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

by Joanie 7 years ago

I know there's another BB question but have some more specific requests. First, we'll prob take 95 from Boston then after Portland get on Rt. 1 (usually do Rt. 1 from BOS-Portland). Anything on tha...

Where to go out in Berkeley?

by ErinRoo 6 years ago

I just moved to Berkeley (a few blocks from Fourth Street, spitting distance from the Gilman Whole Foods) from Jacksonville, FL. I'm 22, female, recently graduated, and work a regular 9-5 locally. ...

Pocket Bar -- Cute little bar in Hell's Kitchen

by omotosando 7 years ago

Tonight I stumbled into the Pocket Bar, a cute new little, well, pocket of a bar at 455 48th Street (just east of 10th Avenue). There is no food, although you could probably bring your own (it's...

Good bars for out-of-towner to go to alone

by locox 6 years ago

I will be going on a business trip to Minneapolis in July, and I will have at least a day to kill. I was wondering what would be a good watering hole for someone in their mid-twenties to go to alon...

Sociable bars (or places in general) in Westchester

by Booleng4 11 years ago

I've been looking for bars, restaurants, places in general, in the Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, White Plains, and Rye area, to hang out. So far I've been to bars in White Plains, such as Brazen Fox, but...

Northwoods Restaurant & Lounge | Crescent City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

The late night place to hang in Crescent City is the lounge at Northwoods Restaurant. There's a back door to enter after 9pm when the restaurant closes for the night. We got into town too late f...

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