I have an occasional yen for what I call "bad bar room chili" --intensely flavored stuff designed to soak up booze and/or help a hangover. Any suggestions? I tried Cedar Tavern's and it was a little too much like dogfood (even for me!)
Ken & Bobs Broome Street Bar ( @ West Broadway ) has been serving Chili for as long as I have frequented the place ( about 20 years ).
They serve it with a nice sharp cheddar and great pumpernickel or rye bread.
This place also serves one of the best burgers in town.
A SoHo original.
Although I haven't been in a while, I used to go with my coworkers to the Old Town Tavern on W. 18th Street for chili and beer. Could be what you're looking for!