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Calliope1 Apr 30, 2008 06:57 PM

Have started a burger and beer tradition with a friend and tomorrow night is our next meeting. We've covered P.J. Clarks, and the Shake Shack. What other similar places might be good, with possible bars to move to afterwards?

Thanks!

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    Brian W May 2, 2008 08:13 AM

    A place I never would have thought of is the Hi-Life on 2nd Ave at 78 Street. What a great burger! And a pretty good tap beer although not a great selection. I like the burger at Donovan's in Woodside and found the Hi-Life burger to be just as good.

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      barbala May 1, 2008 04:11 PM

      Knickerbocker Bar and Grill on University and 9th. Great burgers.

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        180macd May 1, 2008 01:53 PM

        I think DaddyO in the W Village is underrated and very delicious

        1. thievery May 1, 2008 01:21 PM

          Royale when the weather is warm... outdoor seating to go along with tasty burgers, rings and beer. Not as good at Shake Shack or Corner B, but no lines.

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            roze May 1, 2008 03:47 PM

            Cannot believe I forgot Royale!!! Awesome burger and space agreed.

          2. princeofpork May 1, 2008 11:28 AM

            Mollys as a first choice, get the onion rings.

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              roze Apr 30, 2008 07:42 PM

              Great Two to start with- may be my top two actually. Others to try are the Spotted Pig, Seymour Burton and the Stoned Crow. Pig & Burton are more restaurants where as the Stoned Crow is actually just a bar with beers like Sixpoint Sweet Action and Yuengling on tap. Kind of divey in a good way.

              The Spotted Pig always has at least one cask ale on tap and Seymour Burton carries almost all of the Ommegang beers.

              All of them have great bars nearby for afterwards. Too many to name.

              http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/search/label/Seymour%20Burton

              http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/2008/01...

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                uwsgrazer Apr 30, 2008 07:19 PM

                Burger Joint at the Parker Meridien. I'm not sure what the nearby bar options would be, though, especially if you want to keep with the casual burger and beer theme. There's a bar on the west side of Seventh Ave between 57/58 that always seems pretty lively when I walk by. That would be within walking distance of the burger place. If you wanted something downtown, Fanelli's has yummy burgers with good bar atmosphere

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                  Lucia Apr 30, 2008 07:18 PM

                  Corner Bistro, Waterfront Ale House, Tavern on Jane, Molly's

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                    steve h. Apr 30, 2008 07:38 PM

                    tbird and lucia forgot spotted pig. other than that, well, they are perfect.

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                      Lucia May 1, 2008 10:41 AM

                      Oops--actually did forget Spotted Pig. I'm not loving the potato sticks, but it's a great burger.

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                      mrnyc Apr 30, 2008 09:35 PM

                      the burgers at TAVERN ON JANE are by far not in the same league as the others (much as i want them to be).

                      if beer is a big factor than PETES WATERFRONT is head of the class....or MOLLYS if you are really into the increasingly rare murphy's stout draft instead of the silly almost frozen guinness abomination everyone else serves these days.

                    3. TBird Apr 30, 2008 07:08 PM

                      of course corner bistro & burger joint!

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                        jakew8 May 1, 2008 11:51 AM

                        I think that you need to do Corner Bistro next. It's iconic. I like Burger Joint too but it's not a cornerstone of NYC burger places like CB.

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