Mon-Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun, noon-2am
5pm-7pm; $1 off all drinks
Fri, 5pm-7pm; free wings at the bar with any beer
F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.
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The owners of Croxley Ales want it both ways: A sports-driven beer bar that East Village hipsters won't disdain. Their menu even posts the following disclaimer: "Brands we do not carry: Bud, Miller & Coors." True enough, most of the domestics you'll find on their extensive beer list (34 tap; 100-plus bottles) are micros like Anchor and Brooklyn. But hop-and-barley pretensions aside, Croxley smacks of suburbanism: The cookie-cutter pub even has three Long Island branches (not to mention 19 TVs with surround sound). Yet given the neighborhood's frat-boy influx, it might not be a losing proposition. After all, even hipsters can't deny the allure of 10-cent chicken wings (Mondays through Wednesdays, from 5pm to 1am).Brunch
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.