Mon-Fri, 11:30am-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
11:30am-4pm; $3 domestics, $4 imports, $5 wines, $6 wells
Daily, 4pm-8pm; $5 pints, $6 well drinks, $5 glasses of wine
1 at Franklin St.
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From the weathered wooden bench outside to the window seating inside, Puffy's offers a comfortably frayed melange of bar amenities woven into one big blue-collar welcome mat. While its TriBeCa neighbors price or concept themselves into self-parody, this dark shot-and-a-beer parlor is so low-key it even makes nearby Riverrun seem hoity-toity. Film Center meeting-takers, real estate buccaneers, cable installers, UPS guys and sanitation engineers alike drink with equal respect for the dreamy, Runyonesque lack of pretension of this otherworldly throwback to thirstier times.Extra
Puffy's eight taps and varying beer selection runs a close second to their small but extremely well-chosen list of wines.
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