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.
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.
“This is no Carrie Bradshaw bar,” The Rundown NYC firmly states about Bishops & Barons—a swanky cocktail joint created by the owners of Employees Only and The Gates in summer 2012. Despite fashion-forward accents of peacock feathers, zebra stripes, and delicate chandeliers, a vintage speakeasy vibe predominates, thanks to a gold pressed-tin ceiling, paisley-patterned wallpaper, and dark wood furnishings. Named for two historic Brooklyn street gangs, Bishops & Barons harkens back to prohibition's heyday with delicate cocktails dreamed up by mixologist Dushan Zaric and a flat-screen TV that only plays speeches made by Calvin Coolidge. The unique drinks blend together potent liquors including absinthe and tequila, with unusual ingredients, such as brown sugar, rosebuds, and fig puree. Bartenders also sling draft, craft, and bottled brews include Sixpoint Crisp Pilsner and Abita Light as well as seven types of white and eight types of red wine. Back in the kitchen, chefs put a twist on traditional dishes, from corn on the cobb slathered in garlic, lemon, and scarmozza, to St. Louis–style ribs crowned with honey barbeque and peanuts. The petite menu also showcases East Coast Blue Point oysters, quail, and wagyu flank steak.
It's tough to pin down the culinary inspirations of the chefs at The Press Box. Peer into the kitchen and they might be preparing a traditional Irish breakfast of Irish sausages, baked beans, and black and white pudding, or they might be whipping up penne a la vodka with grilled chicken and sundried tomatoes. But whether diners are feasting on a burger stuffed with boursin cheese or Thai chicken stir fry with lemongrass and coconut, they'll lounge among handcrafted mahogany woodwork, exposed brickwork, and a glass frontage that opens onto 2nd Avenue. Six plasma television and projection screens show games from packages such as NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, and Curling: What Is Curling? Sports also screen in the private party room, which accommodates up to 100 guests for a standing soiree and 75 for seated events.
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At Bounce Sporting Club's two Manhattan locations, chefs re-invent classic American fare inside swank sports bars inspired by the '50s and '60s. The two locations vary in both their aesthetics and menu style, from the uptown bar's comfort food of fried pickles, wraps, and burgers to the downtown location's ginger-and-scallion turkey burger and lobster-roll sliders. Located in the Flatiron District, the downtown location has attracted big-name partygoers such as Kris Humphries and Falstaff to its oak walls, cocoa accents, and plush leather booths illuminated by flat-screen TVs. Sports reign at the uptown location, decorated with exposed-brick walls, nostalgic sports jerseys, and a steel bar backed by a vintage scoreboard.