Reviews written by Robert DellaFave

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October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Dive in the West Village - nice but nothing special

While it's cheaper than say, going to a nightclub, for a place that touts itself as a dive bar the prices could be a bit more reasonable. Drinks are watered down and nothing special, but the beer selection is pretty good. An after hours place at best. ...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Cocktail Bar with class

Ok, there's a lot of jazz clubs in NYC, but this is more of a cocktail bar with a local feel to it (it used to be more of a jazz club). It's a nice alternative, and while I wouldn't go as bar as to call it a scene,...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Insanely cheap

It's tight, cramped and hard to find but this rare gem in tourist heavy Times Square is a great alternative for locals. The beers are $3 and the mixed drinks usually run about $5. Can't beat that given the area. There's a whole boxing vibe about the...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Good coffee, good beer

Vbar is great for the freelance writer who is looking for a change of pace from working at home. They have free wi-fi, good coffee and to top it off the cafe becomes a bar at night. It truly feels like it could be someone's living room....

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A beer drinkers hideout

It's very dimly lit and really hard to find the first time (unmarked black door) but the 124 Old Rabbit Club is a cool, underground bar that is great for the Belgian Beer aficionado. It does get brutally hot during the summer so make sure to go when the...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A wild ride

You'll need to frequent the outdoor patio because Whiskey Tavern is a crowded, loud bar where drunken customers are sure to spill a little bit of their drink on you. However, it's really a lot of fun for those who want to dance, be loud and enjoy some mixed...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Worth a visit

McSorley's is probably a good place to go just once. It's really cool and historical, but it gets overrun by tourists and it can make the local looking for a pint feel overwhelmed. Go during the off hours if you can and enjoy one of their two delicious...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
More than just a box

It's hard to find a good local sports bar in this part of the city, but The Horse Box is a great option. It's rather small, but they have just about every sporting event they can handle on their TV's. The beer selection is quite good and it's...

October 10, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Everyone is a little bitter

Typical tiny bar in the East Village; typical until you try their selection of beverages that is. All drinks are bitters, so beer drinkers might not feel at home here, but if you're looking to try something new, Amor y Amargo is a solid choice.

October 09, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Nice spot for a fine drink

A rare quiet spot in the Lower East Side, Sunita's Bar is a great place to go if you like your drinks strong and made with high quality alcohol. Surprisingly, the drinks aren't all that expensive either, averaging about $10 (good for the area). Watch out for the...

October 09, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Cozy and warm

The wine selection is rather small, the place is tiny and a bit dark, yet it's still a fun place to spend the night. You'll feel like you're part of something exciting and that makes this a great spot to go to discuss a business plan or for an...

October 09, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Great drinks, discreet location

This is a great Japanese speakeasy, featuring a wide array of drinks that you won't find in most places. You'll pay for the prices and the service but it's worth it. The ambiance is very chilled out, but not quiet and the patrons are generally very cool. ...

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Jersey at its finest

Don't me wrong I like New Jersey just fine. I've lived here all my life but this place is too Jersey even for me. The cover bands, big hair, cheap beer, rowdy patrons...it's all a bit overwhelming. Not a bad spot if you're specifically into that thing....

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Chill and sexy

Madame X is a real chill place featuring nice sprawling red couches, dim lighting and good old school music. The outdoor area is awesome for smokers. The drinks are reasonably priced and the bartenders are attentive. Great place to go to meet people.

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Jersey spreads to Nyack

They are notorious for their parties during weekends in the summer, and well...they are something else. Even though its in New York, it feels just like a Jersey dance club, and if that's what you're into I guess it's ok. Drinks are fairly expensive and watered down. ...

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Cozy

It's hard to find a place like this in Clinton Hill. The atmosphere is very warm and friendly and the bartenders are lively and easy to communicate with. The tap selection is decent just don't expect food, since they don't serve any.

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Chill intellectual bar

It seems to be a gathering for intellectuals, with a lot of writers and graduate student types littering the bar. The drinks are cheap, the beer selection is favorable and not watered down, they have board games and a selection of books. If that doesn't sound like an...

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Low key and cool

The drinks here are expensive, but plenty stiff. Reminds me of a classy bar from a different era, perhaps the 1950s or even the 20s. The environment is small but not cramped and the clientele is diverse. It's a nice low keyed place to get a drink....

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Good selection and price

Another spot in Brooklyn I would go to on a semi-regular basis. The best way to describe it might be as an upscale dive bar. If that seems like an oxymoron, it is, because Gypsy Bar is no dive. They have good drink specials and a nice...

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Great watering hole

The bartenders are friendly and attentive, and given the prices and selection of beer, Matt Torrey's is a good place to have a drink after work or on the weekends.

October 03, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Great beer selection

They have a heavenly selection of strong and good beers. The great thing is if you go the next week the beer list will have changed. Most beer bars don't have much of a crowd, but the 4th Avenue Pub is usually jumping.

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Great neighborhood hangout

This is another great laid back spot in Brooklyn. The servers are very friendly, the beer and mixed drink selection is great and the good has a southern charm, even though the bar is in the north. Can't beat the prices during Happy Hour.

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
The hype is true

If you're a fan of bluegrass, or even a fan of music period, you can't miss with Sunny's Bar. The jams and overall atmosphere are pretty stellar, and the patrons are right; it is more than just a bar. Every place should have a dynamic that stands out...

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A different way to spend the evening

You have to be actively seeking this type of environment in order to enjoy it, but it's a cool place to see a show and connect with locals. On the other hand, the drinks are rather expensive and the food, while good, is also overpriced. Go during Happy Hour....

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Great burgers, good nightlife

I think this place just opened very recently, because it looks brand new. The service is still working the kinks out but they make some of the best burgers in town. The place is pretty big with a separate bar area that gets hopping during the weekend. ...

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A Jersey Lounge that is actually decent

Finally, a lounge in New Jersey that I can recommend! Powerhouse Lounge isn't going to put Manhattan out of business but it's a solid nightclub type hot spot at least worth checking out. The prices, especially for large parties and during Happy Hour are exceptional for an institution...

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
They could represent themselves better

The Iron Monkey has a lot of potential but it's trying to do too much. There are a ton of beers on the menu and half of them aren't available. The outside roof bar is pretty nice though. Service is hit or miss.

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Go for the events and happy hour.

The York Street Tavern always has something going on but a lot of it sounds better on paper than it is in actuality. The Happy Hour sports great prices but the taps aren't the freshest and the mixed drinks are not very strong. The service is quite good...

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
What you'd expect

It's really just another sports bar, but it doesn't do anything wrong and the staff is friendly. The beer and food is about what you'd expect from a decent sports bar.

October 02, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Best burger in town

Burgers are the main thing on the menu, and it's evident that a lot of care goes into them. The jukebox plays the best music from the 70s through the 00s. It's a little bit off the beaten track, but totally worth it if you're seeking a delicious...

October 02, 2011
More than a dive

A good place to go if you find yourself off the beaten track in Jersey City. It looks like a dive and that's why I was so surprised that most of the food was so good. It's hard to find the combination of good food and beer at...

October 02, 2011
Cool, but not without its flaws

Go here for the beer, and try to go at night after the children have gone home. Little kids, clowns and birthday parties does not make for an enjoyable bar experience. Unfortunately, the kids are sometimes replaced with meatheads at night, but the environment is still decent. ...

October 01, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Off the beaten track but good

Another good dive bar in Jersey City, except this one is not in the middle of town. That might appeal to some since the crowd seems to be a little "less Jersey". The bartenders are very friendly and the service is attentive. Go here for the game,...

October 01, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Good place, crowd is a little rough

I recommend Lucky 7's if you're really into dive bars, otherwise I'd find another place to go. The beer is very cheap, the grub is good and the service is nearly exceptional. However, the crowd is loud and sometimes obnoxious. Go with friends if you go....

October 01, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Great place for craft beers

They sport a huge selection of quality craft beers and the daily specials can't be beat. The prices are very reasonable and the bartenders are professional. They play great music on the weekend, including music videos, and the sound system is top notch. Just be aware that...

October 01, 2011
Bars and Pubs
A unique night out

Barcade is pretty cool, especially if you either like craft beer or retro arcade games. Service is a little bit slow as the bar is seriously understaffed. It has that intentional dive bar look that dominates the first Barcade in Brooklyn. Be warned, it's a hipster hangout....

October 01, 2011
Bars and Pubs
Good place for a beer and burger

The Tyrone House feels like home, mostly because the cooking is on par with homemade food. They have great burgers and cheap drinks. There's not much else to say but for me it was good enough.

September 30, 2011
Serviceable and cheap

Even if the food isn't quite as rich or diverse as Ritacco's claims it is, it's real cheap, and that sometimes compensates for the quality. Not that the food is bad, actually its above average. The tap is decent, and the Happy Hour specials are pretty standard around...

September 30, 2011
Bars and Pubs
The Jerz

The Whiskey Cafe is very Jersey, extremely Jersey. It looks like it was ripped out of the 80s and some of the clientele consists of Jersey Shore rejects. They're not as obnoxious as the Hoboken crowd though and all mainly looking to have a good time. Prices...

September 30, 2011 (Updated: September 30, 2011)
So very loud

There's so many TVs in the The Game. This is both good and bad. Good that there are a lot of games on; bad that the noise is so overwhelming you can't hear anything. They have to manage the noise better. Prices are reasonable and the...

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