4:30pm-7pm; $5 well drinks and margaritas, $4 Bud Light and Corona
Sat, 9pm-11am; $5 all-you-can-drink, ladies only
N, R at 23rd St.; 6 at 23rd St.
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This venue is closed.
Since the late nineties, many of the bars where young Silicon Alley types partied as if their subscriptions to Fast Company depended on it have closed, but Dewey's Flatiron didn't go bust when the bubble burst. This beautiful bi-level Irish pub, which features 20-foot-high vaulted ceilings, hand-painted murals and a spectacular World War I-era brass cash register, is tucked into a non-descript strip of Fifth Avenue across from Madison Square Park. High-tech hotshots are few and far between nowadays; the crowd consists of non-descript 9-to-5-ers in French blue and, on weekends, sports fans chomping on bacon cheeseburgers and buffalo wings as they watch games piped in via satellite on 17 televisions. Less fanatic types will prefer the upstairs lounge, filled with old photographs of the city. As for liquid enjoyment, keep it simple. The mixed drinks tend towards the sickly sweet but beer selection impresses with 10 bottles and 24 on tap. This is a sports bar, after all.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.