Upper East Side

Upper East Side

 (59th– 96th; E of 5th)  

Subway Inn: Dive Bar. 1140 2nd Av @ 60th;  Dumpy, cool. Popular. Gritty Charm. Dirt Cheap. Top Dive Lounge; Good Juke and Golden Tee; Seedy locals frequent here. Not for families. Shot and a beer kind of place; Been around since 1934; Drink while waiting for wife at Bloomies.  www.yelp.com/biz/subway-inn-new-york-4

Jeffrey Craft Beer: Beer Pub. 311 E 60th @ 1st-2nd Av;  Craft beer, cocktail and espresso bar. Growlers available; 30 rotating beers; Endless bar/ nibbles menu – and the food is good. Great addition to the area.  Classy.   http://www.thejeffreynyc.com/

Baker Street: English Pub. 1153 1st Av @ 63rd; 8 TVs; Rugby fans hangout; Cocktail with Tom Cruise filmed here;  Known for being a great place to watch English Premier Soccer; 30s-40s crowd. Great bar food. HH 11am-8pm M-F with drinks $4-$6. Brunch offered.  http://bakerstreetnyc.com/

Serena’s Wine Bar: Wine Bar. 1268 2nd Av @ 66th-67th; Great atmosphere & Affordable wine; Great for people watching; The menu is very enticing. Wine is $8-$12 a glass.   https://serenasnyc.com/w/

Murphy’s Law:  Irish Pub. 417 E 70th @ York-1st Av; HH is M-F, 4-7pm with $4 beers & well and $7 food specials; Has football specials and Taco Tuesdays too. Very casual spot – not fancy.  https://www.yelp.com/biz/murphys-law-new-york

Session 73: Bar/ Lounge. 1359 1st Ave @ 73rd: Live music. Very spacious. Good singles scene. Cool place. 20s-30s. Loud. Has seating to eat a meal- decent food; Multiple bars; Trendy and cool.  Happy hour 5-7pm weekdays with $3 domestic beers, $5 cocktails. www.session73.com

Iggy’s: Dive Bar. 1452 2nd Av @ 75th; Karaoke Bar every night; Fun atmosphere…. drinking and singing. Long bar w/ big back room; Locals and parties; Good for private groups. Happy hour 5-7pm daily; Private parties.  http://iggysnewyork.com/

Pony Bar: American Pub. 1444 1st Av @ 75th-76th; Lots of craft beers at his spacious bar. Beers on tap displayed with details and alcohol percentage. Highest quality beers.  Great for connoisseurs.  http://theponybar.com/

Stumble Inn: Beer Bar. 1454 2nd Av @ 76th; Major Frat party scene; Beer pong; Formerly Mo’s Caribbean; Very cheap drink deals; TVs galore; Great website listing the daily drink specials; Usually noon to 7pm – dirt cheap. Lively energy – pick-up joint for 20s crowd. http://www.nycbestbar.com/stumble/

Doc Watson’s: Irish Pub. 1490 2nd @ 77th-78th; Upscale bar; 20 ounce pints; Great dining in the back; Garden; Sports bar; Minor singles scene- better date spot; Pretty cool and nicer pub – classier.  HH 11am-7pm w/ $4-$6 specials. Same owners as Hairy Monk & Johnny Foxes. http://docwatsonsnyc.com/

Bar Coastal: Sports Bar. 1495 @ 78th; Stiff drinks. Happy hour specials; Frat party scene; Young crowd; Fake ID central; Bar food; Cheap drinks. Excellent wings. Perfect for football watching. $4 Happy Hour 4-7pm M-F. http://www.barcoastal.com/

Luke’s Bar: American B&G. 1394 3rd Av @ 79th;  Just a regular old B&G that gets crowded at night with a younger crowd. Decent food. Open daily 11:30am until 1am. Less crowded.     http://www.lukesbarandgrill.com/

Mad River: Pub. 1442 3rd @ 81st; Bar n’ Grill type. Spacious and multiple tables to eat; At night – becomes a party scene; 20s crowd; Juke/DJ at night. Good for large groups.  See website for amazing drink specials M-F. Sunday is a Bloody Mary Bar. Caters to Wisconsin sports fans. Very well run. www.madrivergrille.com

Brady’s B&G: Sports Bar. 1583 2nd @ 82nd; Typical UES Frat party bar. Cheap beer. Lots of TV’s. Happy hours; Pool is very cheap; Cool to hang out.  Major dart scene. Youngish 20s crowd. Good Bloody Marys. Dive feel.  http://www.bradysbar.com/

Dylan Murphy’s: Irish Pub. 1453 3rd Av @ 82nd-83rd; Wonderful Irish pub. Great hot buffalo wings; Comfortable décor – not a huge place; Great place to grab a pint of Guinness;  Super friend barstaff.  https://www.dylanmurphysnyc.com/

Caledonia Scottish Pub: Scottish Pub. 1609 2nd Av @ 83rd-84th;  Nearly perfect Yelp reviews; Known for super friendly bartenders and an authentic environment; The Upper East Side’s star establishment;  Endless whiskey selection;  Top cocktails, draft beer and bottles. Stylish & upscale. Opens 4pm.  https://www.caledoniabar.com/

Trinity Public House: Irish Pub. 229 84th @ 2nd-3rd;  Small, neighborhood place; Great bar hopping spot; Happy hour; Owned by Banshee Pub people; Beer and friendly staff are trademarks. Locals- no B&T crowd. Awesome bartenders; Welcoming feel. Cozy, wooden interior.  Great for brunch.  www.yelp.com/biz/trinity-pub-new-york

Brandy’s Piano Bar: Piano Bar. 235 84th @ 2nd-3rd;  Live music starting at 9:30pm daily; Fun crowd;  Relaxing happy crowd- 4-8pm;  Sing along and be entertained; late 20s-30s crowd;  Guilty pleasures. Does get crowded.  Go for happy hour performer and then stay for the 9:30pm bigger show.  http://brandyspianobar.com/index.html

Baileys Pub: Pub. 1607 York @ 84th-85th; Definition of a local pub;  Owner Christina will make it a party for you;  So welcoming;  Affordable drinks; Regulars and locals galore. www.yelp.com/biz/baileys-corner-pub-new-york

Carlow East:  Irish Pub. 1254 Lexington Av @ 85th; Bar dedicated to Seattle Seahawks;  Opens early weekdays – 8am;  Rare bar on Lexington; Good beer specials; Bartenders will welcome you;   https://www.carloweastbar.com/

Ryan’s Daughter: Irish Pub. 350 E 85th @ 1st-2nd Av; Classic Irish Pub; More eclectic crowd. Crowded at night…20s-40s. Neighborhood spot off the path; Great for a group of friends. Unpretentious and one of the best bars in the Upper East Side- not a typical college bar. Free Potato chips!   http://ryansdaughter.nyc/

Bondurants: Beer/ Bourbon. 303 E 85th @ 2nd Av; Craft beers and bourbon; Bar food known to be outstanding; Huge whiskey list of all kinds; Shawn Peard would love; Wings, Deviled Eggs. Very trendy and cool. Date friendly warm up scene. http://www.bondurantsnyc.com/

Heidelberg: German Bar.  1648 2nd @ 86th; German restaurant and bar. Authentic feel; Huge steins of beer; German food; Get drunk here! Local crowd of German beer lovers.  Sunday Brunch.  Fun for a change of pace. Check out website. http://www.heidelberg-nyc.com/

Rathbones: Dive Bar/ Sports Bar; 1702 2nd @ 88-89th; Cool spot; Tons of specials from 7-11pm. Major frat boy scene due to TVs and cheap drinks; Can eat here. Two for Tuesday- 2 for 1 beverage and food specials.  Cool locals hang here; Wings and burgers. www.rathbonesnyc.com

Auction House: Lounge/ Bar. 300 E 89th @ 2nd; Cute staff; Singles scene; Two rooms in the place; Dark and cool; Off the beaten path;  “Normal” people and relaxing vibe.  PDA worthy red velvet couches. Supremely cool spot.  $12 cocktails. Better late at night. www.yelp.com/biz/the-auction-house-new-york

The Milton: British Pub. 1754 2nd Av @ 92nd;  Features Prohibition Mondays with $8 special cocktails & $6 craft beers; Unique hand-made cocktails; HH is noon-7pm M-F; Live music Thursdays. Brunch on weekends.  http://themiltonnyc.com/

Reif’s Tavern: Dive Bar. 302 E 92nd @ 2nd Av; Local come here to converse or watch a game; Digital jukebox; Bloody Mary from scratch; HH is 4-7pm weekdays. Backyard beer garden.   http://bobreif.wixsite.com/reifs

Third Ave Ale House:  Gastropub. 1644 3rd Av @ 92nd; Really top notch food is the draw and this nice looking establishment;  HH is M-F from 4-7pm with $2 off drinks. Friendly staff. Watch a game. Reliable food quality. http://www.thirdavealehousenyc.com/

The Weir: Irish Pub. 1672 3rd Av @ 93-4th;  Upscale Irish pub featuring incredibly good bar food;  Large bottle and draught selection; Numerous large screen TVs; Older crowd during day becomes higher energy at night. Formally the Kinsale. http://www.theweirnyc.com/

Merrion Square: Sports Bar. 1840 2nd Av @ 95th-96th; Casual sports bar/ pub.  Limited food menu. Specials include a free burger with a drink;  Free wings with purchase of a pitcher;  PBD $3. Skee Ball.  http://merrion-square-pub-nyc-new-york.sites.tablehero.com/