noon-7pm; Beer: $3 domestic, $4 imported and draft; well drinks: $4.
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Originally opened by the legendary British actor Basil Rathbone—he played Sherlock Holmes fourteen times from 1939 to 1946—Rathbones has been going strong since 1976. It’s a casual neighborhood bar through and through, from the checkered tablecloths to the hand-painted window art to the sawdust-laden floor. Wooden booths run into the dining area, one complete with a stage for live music; decorative stained-glass windows pay homage to Holmes as well as the local teams. 11 flat-screens and a large pull-down projector make for proper game-night viewings, while a dangling disco ball serves as a reminder that Friday and Saturday nights mean a D.J. and dance party.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.