C, E at 50th St.
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The first thing that hits you when you walk into Three Monkeys is its massive size: Not only does the bar go back deep, but there’s also a second level and a heated patio. The actual bar is long (on both floors), and the list of beers is plenty. Oh, and it’s noisy. Like really noisy. Drink prices aren’t great, but they’re typical for this part of town, and the better-priced food sort of balances things out.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.