5pm-7pm; $3 Bud, Bud Light, PBR, $4 wine and well drinks, $6 wings, nachos, and cheese pizzas
1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
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An eight-month renovation in mid-2010 doubled its size and spruced up the interior, but Lincoln Park’s drinks, food, and crowd didn’t change much – and that’s a good thing. Located between Lincoln Center and Central Park (hence the name), the neighborhood bar caters to young professionals and students from the nearby John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Fordham University’s Manhattan campus. There are 12 beers on tap, and the dollar-coin-sized Wee Burgers are a tasty bargain at $1 each (there are also fish tacos, crab cakes, and a few pastas). 17 flat-screen TVs broadcast all major sporting events, but those who want to try their hand at bar sports will appreciate the dartboard and Big Buck Safari arcade game in the corner.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.