Several years ago, 381 Main Bar & Grill had an existential crisis. It was a sleek martini bar with white leather couches, white barstools, and white walls, all accentuated with pink uplighting. It was a place people could go for a stiff drink, but it wanted to be something else—an edgy sports bar that fed people tasty food in addition to good drinks.
So the owner, Steve Baskinger, shuttered 381's doors and set to work on an intensive overhaul. He ripped out the old wood floor and polished the 100-year-old cement floors to a sheen. He created foot rails for the bar with 8,000 pounds of railroad track, and he added industrial-size ceiling fans, 17 LED TVs, and kitchen appliances, including a brick pizza oven.
According to Nightclub & Bar magazine, the new decor includes a 1970s-era Yankees scoreboard and custom-made Yankees and New York Giants surfboards and sharks. It even has a drumhead signed by Ringo Starr.
The bar opened after five months of construction and quickly became a hot spot—locals were drawn to the bar's neighborhood feel, classic American eats, and craft beers. They also enjoyed the freshly baked pizzas crisped in the brick oven, which uses flames made from a fire recipe that's been passed down for generations.
381 is now a sports bar, but if people are busy the night of the game, they can show up for Trivia Tuesdays, Acoustic Wednesdays, and monthly craft beer events. During the summer months, they can sip a chilled beer on the outdoor patio.
When the big game spills into overtime, the last words you want to hear are "last call." That's why Pub 46's bartenders stay on the safe side by whipping up mixed drinks and pouring beer until 3 a.m. every night. The kitchen closes at midnight, ending its daily feasts of American bar food staples such as handmade sausage-and-pepper pizzas, hot turkey sliders, and buckets of fried or broiled wings. Feasts unfold on the pub's outdoor, smoke-friendly patio or indoors amid more than 30 HDTVs tuned to everything from baseball and ultimate fighting to the reality hit Coolest Referee Coin Flips.
Gold-leaf writing inscribed across the towering red portico at the entrance to The Shannon Rose Irish Pub announces what one might expect to find inside: “Premium Stouts,” “Irish Whiskies,” and other culinary staples of the Emerald Isles. Behind this imposing entryway lies a series of dining rooms that have a markedly different effect; chandeliers create a sense of intimacy as they illuminate Gaelic artwork and aged hardcovers resting on lofty bookshelves.
Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Clifton's Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar will fit any taste.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar.
For your viewing pleasure, Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar also stocks TVs in the bar area.
At Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Wifi is on the house at Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this bar.
It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Casual dining at its best, Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go.
At Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar, you can easily find street parking just steps away from the door.
Your bill at Sharkey's Wings and Raw Bar will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
Grab some friends and head on over to Clash Bar for great pub grub.
For your viewing pleasure, Clash Bar also stocks TVs in the bar area.
Skip long waits and head to Clash Bar with your large group for easy seating.
Put on your dancing shoes! The bar provides plenty of space for those who love to boogie.
The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
The dress code is strictly casual at Clash Bar, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Clash Bar's diners can score a street parking spot just a short walk away.
Clash Bar is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
For true American comfort food, head to The Grande Saloon for a sandwich or side of fries.
Put the diet on pause when you visit The Grande Saloon — there are no low-fat menu items.
The Grande Saloon also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Live music is often featured for visitors' enjoyment.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
The Grande Saloon can also cater your next party; call today for details.
You can also grab your grub to go.
No matter what you choose off the menu at The Grande Saloon, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.