2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.
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Opened in 1976, this tavern is named for Diamond Jim Brady, an American businessman from the Gilded Age who was known for his enormous appetite. Brady would have enjoyed the pub fare at his namesake: Highlights include fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, chicken potpie, and the stews. Another standout at the place is the bar itself, which was transplanted from the Stork Club, a famous midtown nightspot until its close in the 1960s. “JB” is still engraved into the top of the bar near the ceiling, but it has nothing to do with Jim Brady; the initials stand for Joan Billingsley, the wife of Stork Club owner Sherman Billingsley. Today, Wall Street types and local neighborhood residents are more likely than celebrities to cozy up to the bar, and that’s just fine with the current owners.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.