11am-7pm; $3 domestics, $3.50 PBR pints, $4 imports and well drinks, $5 apple martinis, cosmos and margaritas
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
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Named for Mary Hays McCauly—a hero of the Revolutionary War who brought pitchers of cold water to an artillery crew at the battle of Monmouth—Molly Pitchers is a traditionally minded Upper East Side institution. Flat-screens perch above the bar and the back dining area, Guinness promotional advertisements and Yankees paraphernalia adorn the walls, and a solid draft lineup (Smithwicks, Killians, Blue Moon) outshines the few specialty cocktails. The food menu is what you’d expect as well: heavier fare like shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and meat loaf pop up among the burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. While the games play silently, thumping, era-hopping rock—from Pink Floyd to Weezer—pumps out of the speakers.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.