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Nessa

964 Second Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.755509 -73.968009
at 51st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-888-1737 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Sports Bar

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E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.

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Like so many of its neighbors, this standard Midtown sports bar is predictably frequented by the after-work, post-frat, suit-and-tie set. The crowd is mostly male and relatively lifeless (tough day of money managing?), though things do perk up around game time. All three levels come complete with a square-shaped center bar—though hardly any of the ample space is utilized in such a way as to distinguish Nessa from the other bars on this stretch of Second Avenue. The main draws are plentiful large-screen and plasma TVs and finger food that, though decidedly artery-clogging, is really quite tasty. Black-and-white photos adorn the walls, and there is a strangely out of place bookcase on the first floor. In case you want to browse literature between shots, perhaps? If you work or live nearby (like, really nearby), it’s as good a place as any to stop in and watch the big game. But it’s not worth a subway ride.

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