- Crocodile Lounge
325 E. 14th St.; 212-477-774
Sometimes you just want to indulge in a dorky bar game. This subterranean watering hole boasts, in addition to games like Buck Hunter and Whack-a-Mole, two Skee Ball lanes, a garden out back, and a photo booth for capturing revelry. On Wednesday nights, an unpretentious gang of young drinkers hunkers down to answer just-hard-enough questions (Johnny Depp’s character’s name on 21 Jump Street, anyone?) for the coveted Trivia Night prize: a $40 tab at the bar. The rotating beers on tap include rarities like Keegan’s Mothers Milk, the music is up-to-date indie (think Peter Bjorn and John), and you get a free, perfectly serviceable personal pizza with every drink you order.
Best Bar With Games
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).