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.
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.
The East End Bar & Grill satisfies meaty cravings with a full menu of Irish American fare, served until midnight beneath the glow of ample sports broadcasts. A large projection screen fixes attention toward the rear of the dark-wood eatery, and 10 42-inch flat-screen TVs, equipped with premium sports packages, cover two handfuls of simultaneous contests to please avid sports junkies and fantasy infomercial leagues. Patrons drawn in by the long wooden bar and classic irish pub aesthetic find celtic comforts in a traditional assortment of Guinness beef stew, shepherd's pie, and a weekend Irish brunch, and tender chicken wings wear 14 signature sauces that meet assorted piquancy preferences.
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.
Instant replay ensures that sports fan never miss a single moment of the game, but that's never a problem at the two-level Rogue Bar. Here, 14 flat-screen televisions and one giant projection screen keep tabs on the latest matches, from point guards sinking three-pointers to the awe-inspiring tackles of contact chess. Cold beer complements thirsts for victory, as do bottles of domestic or imported wine and the bartenders' premium cocktails. In turn, these beverages complement the kitchen's sandwiches, wraps, and classic pub dishes such as shepherd's pie, which brims with ground beef marinated in an Irish-inspired house seasoning. For a tasty accompaniment to morning highlights, try huevos rancheros in a homemade corn tortilla or an omelet made to order with up to four toppings.
Village Pourhouse's beer selection is so diverse that the pub issues some customers a passport, stamping it each time they try a beer culled from 16 countries. They boast more than 100 brews that range from locally brewed ales to Japanese ginger beer, and even make beer the starring liquid in cocktails infused with fig vodka and pear cider.
Though beer takes the spotlight here, their pub eats play a worthy second fiddle. The menu fills bellies with pub classics, such as burgers, wraps, and hot wings. More eclectic dishes include lamb burgers and chicken tenders coated with pretzel breading. Bringing it all together, each dish is listed with its ideal beer pairing based on its astrological sign.