Sun-Wed, 4pm-midnight; Thu-Sat, 11am-midnight
4pm-7pm; $3 domestic drafts
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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A good burger demands a cold beer. So a good burger place could do worse than having a bar move in upstairs. Just above Five Guys in the West Village lives Bleecker Heights Tavern, a slim neighborhood sports bar that makes the most of its attic apartment. With no sign and no separate entrance, Bleecker Heights may not be a speakeasy, but it requires some effort to find—walk into Five Guys, breeze past the crowds at the counter, and round the corner for a narrow staircase. Upstairs wait a long cherrywood bar, fourteen taps, and a bird’s-eye view of the Bleecker Street chaos below. On draft are local Brooklyn Lager and punchy Delirium Tremens, along with Bud Light for the dude-heavy crowd around the six plasma screens. In quieter hours, the manager Patrick is known to break out the Play Station 3. And while Bleecker Heights shares no formal affiliation with its neighbor downstairs, place your order at the Five Guys counter for a burger and fries delivered to your barstool. Score one for synergy.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.