Mon-Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, noon-4am
11am-7pm; $4 beer and well drinks, $5 select drafts
Mon, 10pm-1am; $4 beer and well drinks, $5 select drafts
6 at 51st St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cornerstone is a standard sports bar and restaurant in every functional way, but it boasts none of the well-worn vets, homey poolrooms, or stale, smoke-starved air that hangs around so many of the city’s innumerable McPubs. This handsome tap house makes the most of its generous two-story space with two full bars, dual upstairs dinner nooks, and a windowed door on the north wall that open to the street on temperate evenings. It still hosts the same deep-fried menu and flat-screen sports lineup as any other bar, but each of its individual elements, from its full restaurant to its craft-brewed tap selection, manages to be just a little nicer than those of its competitors without looking too obviously affected; an admirable feat, that.
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