The cooks at 1Republik plate a menu of upscale New American pub fare as bartenders decant more than 40 brews on tap. Starters such as the truffle oil-laced tater tots or the grilled prawns warm up out-of-practice dining teams, readying dormant tongues for entrees such as the seared sea salmon or the potato-flanked strip steak. Chicken pot pie layers root vegetables and chicken velouté into a flaky puff pastry, providing a savory alternative to standard Americana pies filled with apples or bits of the Patriot Act. Duos and foursomes are also entitled to a round of draft beers or house wines.
Wicked Wolf Tavern celebrates the relationship between food and drink by combining frosty brews with hearty pub-style fare, a pairing as American as the eatery's old-fashioned wooden accents and its view of the New York skyline and waterfront. Buffalo calamari and plates of nachos precede fish 'n' chips and burgers bedecked with fried eggs and jalapeños, which diners enjoy while basking in the glow of flat-screen TVs or guarding the wooden bar from packs of wild beers. Each week, Wicked Wolf Tavern lets loose the call of an oversize conch shell to summon live bands onto its stage. In addition to music, the bar also hosts events and specials Sunday–Friday.
Each night, dozens of high-definition televisions broadcast play-by-plays all around Snap Sports Bar's dark, retro interior. From behind the dark wooden bar, bartenders fuel the hurrahs of mingling fans with an eclectic mix of craft beers, cocktails, and shots along with a menu of pub food including hot wings, sandwiches, and burgers. Convivial at all hours of the day, the bar even has a party planner on staff to help arrange in-house events such as corporate meetings, birthday parties, and going-away bashes for migratory roommates.
Bar 108 offers a wide array of international beer, wine, champagne, and liquor, and the full kitchen serves pub food like sliders and tacos. Since opening in January, the elegant and cool Soho hotspot has quickly become a popular gathering place for elegant and cool people, scoring numerous raving features by publications like The Luxury Spot and Time Out New York.
Gothic chandeliers and soaring pine columns lend The Ainsworth's cavernous dining room the same rustic elegance at play in its food. Its menus feature twists on classic comfort dishes, such as barbecue-pulled-pork sliders and sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna with a soy-honey glaze—food that Time Out New York called "a notch above the average pub's." According to UrbanDaddy, 40 flat-screen high-definition TVs gleam from ornately papered walls or from fixtures above plush leather booths, broadcasting football games in the fall, basketball matches in the spring, and freezer-preserved snowball fights in the summer. The restaurant's lounge-like atmosphere finds tasty complement in craft brews and specialty cocktails, which can be enjoyed until the wee hours seven days a week.
Ranked No. 2 in Billiards Digest's 2010 Best New Room hierarchy, Society Billiards + Bar combines 19 top-grade pool tables with a bar full of favorite tonics. Overhead lights serenely illumine custom-made Diamond tables and their players, capturing the ambiance of a classic pool hall while filtering out the blinding smoke and oldfangled harpsichord music. Dueling duos get two hours to flatten the felt with rousing games of 8-ball, 9-ball, and 18-ball pickup while toasting to improbable shots with a quenching quartet of beers from taps dispensing favorites such as Blue Moon, Stella Artois, and Brooklyn Lager. Society Billiards + Bar remains open until 3 a.m. Sundays–Thursdays and 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, facilitating late-night sipping and cue fencing.