This blue-collar outpost rests precariously on the island's western frontier; from its front stoop you can gaze over the West Side Highway and the Hudson River into the hills of Jersey. The small, friendly wooden square room is colored by flags and wall murals of three honorable entities: the U.S. Armed Forces, the nation of Ireland, and the many faces of unionized labor. The BYO dinner policy and a range of decorative acrylic leprechauns spanning the ethnic rainbow adds to the friendly, inclusive air. The pool table stays busy and friendly profanity punctuates the atmosphere, while the memory of many smoky post-work evenings lingers above, from the cloudy bar back mirror to the dusty cigarette dispenser in the back corner.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.