Mon-Sat, noon-4am; Sun, noon-2am
N, R at 59th St.
A very friendly neighborhood bar with a surprisingly good beer selection, this place is all about the sports, the taps, and sometimes the corned beef. It’s the kind of place where the bartender will bring in the occasional a tray of hot food for his faithful regulars, and where those regulars range from bikers parking their Harleys on the sidewalk to part-time sports fans in to catch a game. Once an Irish bar, the theme of Coraline’s has morphed into a mishmash as eclectic as its multicolored sign. Beers on tap include a rotating cast of Irish and Belgian specials, while the flagstone floor, large windows, and wrought-iron furniture give the place a Mediterranean feeling a little at odds with its exterior. The most unusual thing about this bar, though, is its neighbor: the adjacent (and connected) Internet café, also called Coraline, where you can rent a computer and check your e-mail over a beer.
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