This venue is closed.
Housed in a building from the 1880s and once rented by John Belushi for private post-SNL parties, this bar and grill in the western hinterlands of Soho is otherwise unremarkable—which is exactly what its blue-collar regulars want. With TVs flashing highlights from various games, a movie screen-sized American flag on the wall, and a long blond-wood bar, Cody’s initially appears to be a classic neighborhood spot, but the neat finish on the walls and the nine white-clothed tables where Italian culinary staples are served indicate higher aspirations. The backwards-hat-wearing regulars who sip pints while chatting with the friendly Scottish bartender don’t seem fazed: They feel at home enough to grab the remote control to check the score of another game.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.