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August 4, 2008 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Want to find a bar in New York near you? Try New York on Tap's Google mashup map. Most entries have pithy homegrown reviews attached, and all entries have links to reviews from other websites.
posted by shivohum (40 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why is it that, despite living in a city with the largest density of things to do in the entire world, New Yorkers seem to require an impressive array of technological gadgets just to figure out how to kill some time?
posted by googly at 1:51 PM on August 4, 2008


Lots missing from Brooklyn. Without spending much time, I found at least a dozen cool Brooklyn bars that were missing, but maybe that's a good thing: fewer tourists and bridge-and-tunnel.
posted by ornate insect at 1:53 PM on August 4, 2008


I want this for my town. Come on Atlanta lets get it together
posted by Rubbstone at 1:55 PM on August 4, 2008


New York is so cool.
posted by davros42 at 1:58 PM on August 4, 2008


Lots missing from Brooklyn. Without spending much time, I found at least a dozen cool Brooklyn bars that were missing, but maybe that's a good thing: fewer tourists and bridge-and-tunnel.

Dude, Brooklyn is bridge and tunnel.
posted by mkb at 2:00 PM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


no, actually, mkb, Brooklyn is full of people who prefer living here over Manhattan, and who find the choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife options here mostly superior to those of Manhattan. But I'm fine if you're in the dark about it.
posted by ornate insect at 2:03 PM on August 4, 2008


I know all the bars near me and they know me back.
posted by rmless at 2:04 PM on August 4, 2008


no, actually, mkb, Brooklyn is full of people who prefer living here over Manhattan, and who find the choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife options here mostly superior to those of Manhattan. But I'm fine if you're in the dark about it.

Yes, and? I hang out in Brooklyn mostly when I'm in the city, too, but that doesn't magically change the definition.
posted by mkb at 2:14 PM on August 4, 2008


Thank goodness, it was nearly impossible to find a bar in NYC before this...
posted by Mister_A at 2:17 PM on August 4, 2008


They should also make one of these to help you find a Ray's Famous Original Pizza–Our One and Only Location nearby.
posted by Mister_A at 2:19 PM on August 4, 2008


Why is it that, despite living in a city with the largest density of things to do in the entire world, New Yorkers seem to require an impressive array of technological gadgets just to figure out how to kill some time?

oh snap! take THAT new yorkers!

no, actually, mkb, Brooklyn is full of people who prefer living here over Manhattan, and who find the choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife options here mostly superior to those of Manhattan. But I'm fine if you're in the dark about it.

I may be wrong, but I think mkb was saying that you're misusing the phrase "bridge and tunnel," not that there's something wrong with brooklyn. I think what he was saying is that the bridge and tunnel crowd is, technically, anyone who takes a bridge and/or tunnel to get to manhattan, and that you're surrounded by those people you seem to be looking down on. So the idea of there being "less bridge and tunnel" is not really all that accurate.

Now, if you mean "less long island and new jersey" when you say "less bridge and tunnel," you may be right, but as a long islander (who also lived in new jersey for a small period of time) who works and socializes in the city I can assure you that there are plenty of "bridge and tunnel" folk where you like to drink.

also, this borough war kind of stuff smells strongly of hipsterism.
posted by shmegegge at 2:19 PM on August 4, 2008


Sure it does: lots of people come over bridges and through tunnels to spend the evening hanging out in Brooklyn. I see them on the weekends; they come from NJ, they come from Manhattan, they come from Kansas; 5 or 10 years ago that was not the case.
posted by ornate insect at 2:20 PM on August 4, 2008


It's really Jersey that's the problem. I believe in the republic of NYNEX*

*NYNEX offer void in CT, those SNET bastards aren't welcome
posted by mkb at 2:24 PM on August 4, 2008


Bar Veloce
176 2nd Ave.
(btwn 11th & 12th St.)
In 2002 Steve Johnson heard a voice in his head that told him to kill white people. He ended up taking 15 people hostage in Bar Veloce.


Ahhhh. My old hangout.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:31 PM on August 4, 2008


Bridge and tunnel these days seems to refer primarily to NJ and Staten Island (part of NJ that ended up in NYC by mistake) with some Long Island and a little bit of the northern suburbs. Brooklyn and Queens? Not really. Anyone complaining that too many people from Brooklyn were in their Manhattan bar would complain about hipsters, not bridge and tunnel people.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 2:37 PM on August 4, 2008


Why would anyone use this when there's an AskMe thread on this very topic at least once a week?
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 2:42 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Every single one of those bars is better than a bar in any other city in the universe just by nature of it being in New York. I wish I had what it takes to live there, but I'm intimidated, frankly.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:52 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Every single one of those bars is better than a bar in any other city in the universe just by nature of it being in New York. I wish I had what it takes to live there, but I'm intimidated, frankly.
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:52 PM on August 4


It appears that mostly it just takes money. Lots of money.
posted by bastionofsanity at 3:09 PM on August 4, 2008


Well, I certainly don't have any money, but it sure helps.
posted by josher71 at 3:17 PM on August 4, 2008


Bridge and tunnel these days seems to refer primarily to NJ and Staten Island (part of NJ that ended up in NYC by mistake)

Why piss on Shaolin? That's weak.
posted by cazoo at 3:30 PM on August 4, 2008


I want this for my town. Come on Atlanta lets get it together

Will Happy Hours do? http://www.unthirsty.com/
posted by nonmyopicdave at 3:47 PM on August 4, 2008


I rather like this. I'm coming to NYC for the first time in years on Saturday, and this could be a useful companion to my Hedonist's Guide. Thanks, shivohum.

For those making the journey in the opposite direction: Beer in the Evening.
posted by athenian at 4:09 PM on August 4, 2008


Want to find a bar in New York near you?

Yes. What's the nearest bar in New York near Chicago?
posted by Bummus at 4:36 PM on August 4, 2008


Want to find a bar in New York near you? Try New York on Tap's Google mashup map.

Or, you know, throw a rock.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:48 PM on August 4, 2008


I want this for my town. Come on Atlanta lets get it together

Rubbstone, I'm in...
posted by kjs3 at 6:48 PM on August 4, 2008


"Bridge and tunnel" does imply Jersey or Staten Island these days, particularly since an increasingly large number of the good parties and events are in fact in Brooklyn or Queens.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 7:56 PM on August 4, 2008


This is kind of cool, B&T debate aside. I reviewed one of my favorite bars out here in Astoria. I would've reviewed my favorite East Village place but somebody beat me to it and said everything I would've said.
posted by jonmc at 8:24 PM on August 4, 2008


One rule of thumb: bars with a singular noun (or god help us a verb or adverb)* for a name suck, bars with a possesive proper noun name are good. It's the grammar/booze nexus.

*the jury is still out on conjunctions but I've never drank in one.
posted by jonmc at 8:26 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I would've reviewed my favorite East Village place but somebody beat me to it and said everything I would've said.

Am curious, 'cause I think I've been to most of the EV bars I could see being your favorite.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 8:49 PM on August 4, 2008


you really have to ask?
posted by jonmc at 8:57 PM on August 4, 2008


I like how when you scroll the map outside of the NYC area it just says "CANADA" or "Warning: LA"
posted by kuhsay at 9:52 PM on August 4, 2008


I like how when you scroll the map outside of the NYC area it just says "CANADA" or "Warning: LA"

I just realized you have to be in subway view for this to work.
posted by kuhsay at 9:54 PM on August 4, 2008


One rule of thumb: bars with a singular noun (or god help us a verb or adverb)* for a name suck, bars with a possesive proper noun name are good. It's the grammar/booze nexus.

jonmc, I thought I was the only one that lived by this rule. Thank you for validating my worldview.
posted by pupdog at 11:21 PM on August 4, 2008


jonmc, meet me at With for a drink, will you?
posted by Mister_A at 9:12 AM on August 5, 2008


Nah, How about we down a few at And? They have a two-for-one.
posted by jonmc at 12:17 PM on August 5, 2008


There's always Because, but at this time of day they're already filling up with serious drinkers.
posted by pupdog at 12:21 PM on August 5, 2008


There's always Because, but at this time of day they're already filling up with serious drinkers.

But, why?
posted by jonmc at 1:29 PM on August 5, 2008


But, why?

That's best answered over a pint down the street at Another.
posted by pupdog at 2:22 PM on August 5, 2008


That's a conversation that will only end around the block at Final.
posted by jonmc at 3:17 PM on August 5, 2008


Strangely enough, not so big with the afternoon crowd.
posted by pupdog at 3:55 PM on August 5, 2008


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