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seidleroni Apr 25, 2011 04:19 PM

I will be in town this weekend in the Upper West Side and i'm looking for some fun bars in the upper west side area. Any recs?

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    jaba Apr 25, 2011 04:37 PM

    Along Amsterdam in the 70s and 80s are McAleers, Hi Life, Gin Mill, George Keeley's, and Jake's Dilemma. Columbus and 75th has Dive 75.
    Of these, George Keeley's is my favorite because of the excellent tap list. The others are cheap and fun.

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    McAleer's
    425 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    George Keeley
    485 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    Hi-Life
    477 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    Jake's Dilemma
    430 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    Gin Mill
    442 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    Dive 75
    101 W 75th St, New York, NY 10023

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      UWSEater Apr 26, 2011 09:26 AM

      Depends what your definition of fun is.
      For dive bar atmosphere, you aren't going to beat Dublin House on 79th and broadway or Malachy's on 72nd and Columbus.
      For Beer Pong and Frat Boy atmosphere you can check out Bourbon Street, Jake's Dilemma, and the Gin Mill.
      For good to great beer, and a bit more relaxed atmosphere you can head to George Keeley's or the Dead Poet. Food here is pretty good as far as the bar food in the area goes, and both play good music (not the Bon Jovi/Bruce/Journey mixes you'll hear at the surrounding bars)
      There are also a number of good wine bars, Tangled Vine, Tolani, Barcibo that are on the UWS.
      Also a little further up is one of my favorite bars, Ding Dong Lounge. A great dive with classic punk/hardcore posters adorning the walls, a pool table, vintage video games, and a decent beer selection.

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      George Keeley
      485 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Barcibo
      2020 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      Bourbon Street
      405 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      The Dead Poet
      450 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Jake's Dilemma
      430 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Gin Mill
      442 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Ding Dong Lounge
      929 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

      Dublin House
      225 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

      Tangled Vine
      434 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Tolani
      410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Malachy's
      103 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

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