Suki’s Bar & Grill‘s menu sates famished diners into the wee hours of the morning with doors that stay open from 7 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. daily. The amaretto french toast ($8) kicks off the day with a syrupy start, and a handful of meats, caramelized onion, and swiss cheese are carefully folded into the meat lover’s omelette ($9). Ward off the postwork blues with a prescription of pork tacos with mandarin salsa ($5) or sweet and tangy chicken teriyaki ($6). The beefy Korean bulgogi ($6) is a tasty choice for barbecue lovers, and diners looking for a vegetarian meal can fork up the fresh greens, mandarin oranges, and sugared walnuts of the mandarin-orange salad ($7). To prepare for a midnight shift as a mall Santa, opt for late-night treats such as tater tots ($4.50) or a pile of wings ($7) slathered in a slew of sauces, including classic buffalo, sesame ginger lime, and honey Cajun.
Claudia’s boasts more than just its history, though there’s plenty of that to crow about. Open since 1958, this spot shoehorned itself into the community by sponsoring a dominating AAU basketball team—the pub was even the subject of a documentary. Its historic elements have since been updated with high-definition screens and a suite of 20 satellite receivers.
George’s has all the trappings of a dive bar: sticky floors, stiff drinks, a cast of bartenders and regulars who’ll likely remember your name. But unlike its dive-y brethren, George’s has windows that allow for plenty of light and food with a reputation of its own. Amid the inexpensive dishes is George’s celebrated fried chicken, which some claim is the best in the city.