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May 7, 2010 06:55 AM

Chelsea - far west side

Hi all - I just started working way over by the Hudson river, on 26th and 12th. I've been out a couple times looking for an after work spot with good drinks and some decent bar food / appetizers. Does anyone have a recommendation in this area? I'm thinking between 20th-30th streets, no further east than 8th ave. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. The Frying Pan if it's a nice day.

    I am loving Ovest on W. 27th Street, btn 10th -11th.

    3 of the best Basque/tapas places in the City are close:
    Tia Pol
    Txikito - 240 9th Avenue
    El Quinto Pino - (def open all day) - 401 West 24th Street

    The Brewery in Chelsea Piers

    Half King - great pub food, beer

    Co. - artisanal pizza

    Tia Pol
    205 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    El Quinto Pino
    401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

    The Half King
    505 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

    The Frying Pan
    12th Ave and W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

    240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    513 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

    1. spanish/basque food in excellent in your area. i love el quinto pino (tapas and drinks). many others rave about tia pol and txikito socarrat (paella bar), when good, is very good indeed. i think apart from tia pol they all don't take reservations. but if you walk around the area it's perfect. just hit them before 7pm

      you may have to walk just a few steps beyond 8av though

      1. thanks to you both! these are great suggestions.

        1. Agree that Co. is a good option.

          Co. photos:

          Also, check out Trestle on Tenth,. Good food and a lovely little garden.