Mon-Wed, 11:30am-11pm; Thu, 11:30am-11:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, noon-9pm
A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal
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Another year, another outlet of the Heartland Brewery chain, which claimed this spot next to the entrance to Port Authority terminal in 2010. The seats at the bar and at the raised tables and booths in the café’s front section overlook the terminal doors through a picture window taking up much of the south wall. In the evening, you’ll find suits and ties gathered at the bar for a quick drink and a glimpse at the ball game before catching the bus home, but the crowd is mostly tourists and passersby who shuffle in and populate the dining room in the back. There, the weary can revive themselves with the famous HB burger, made with a custom Pat LaFrieda blend of Angus flank, chuck, and short rib, available elsewhere only at the eponymous HB Burger restaurant and at the Union Square original. This location also features a menu of gluten-free options.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.