4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
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Though many people know Dorrian's as the place where Robert Chambers, a.k.a. the Preppie Killer, met his victim in 1986, it enjoys a more recent reputation as the best place to spot a bombed Bomber; Derek Jeter and his teammates regularly turn up after games to chow down on burgers, sandwiches, and other hearty pub grub and maybe suck down a pint or two. Although the red and white checkered tablecloths and windows that wrap around the corner might belie the bar's Irish roots (Dorrian's Red Hand takes its name from the red hand on the flag of Northern Ireland), the long oak bar, intricately carved wooden columns in the center of the room, and Northern Irish paraphernalia don't. Jack Dorrian, who opened the bar when the Upper East Side was a nightlife desert in 1960, has since passed the reigns to his son, Jimmy. Many of Dorrian's weekend clientele are not afraid to whip out their old Ivy League student IDs to impress a female, but when the Yanks are on, everyone's eyes are plastered to the giant plasma TV screens.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.