Sun-Wed, 11am-2am; Thu-Sat, 11am-4am
11am-7pm; $2 Bud and Bud Light drafts, two-for-one select mixed drinks
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.; 6 at Astor Pl.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The neon lights and electronic ticker tape advertising "NYC's Best Beer Bar!" are more Times Square than Tompkins Square Park, but nobody’s coming here for subtlety: The phone number’s 979-BEER after all, and over 100 bottled brewskis and 48 suds on tap keep a steady flow of the good (Six Point Sweet Action) and the bad (Bud Light). Who’s drinking? Investment bankers looking to experience East Village funk; wayward NYU students in search of happy hour $2 Buds; and a spillover crowd from Loews and Webster Hall, happy enough to munch on burgers or wings as Van Morrison plays in the background and the game plays on mute via 22 flat-screen TVs.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.