Mon-Fri, 11am-1am; Sat-Sun, 11am-2am
1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.
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Matt Abramcyk, owner of the Beatrice and Smith & Mills, quietly opened this sports tavern with Rangers left winger Sean Avery. While Warren 77 (named after its address, 77 Warren) is unlikely to become the next Beatrice, it has gotten visits from John McEnroe and Josh Hartnett and a bevy of stylish waifs (Avery was an intern at Vogue, after all). But Abramcyck tells us he wants this to be a neighborhood place, and that’s exactly what it looks like — the narrow front of the room contains sit-down video games and a few plush, roomy U-shaped booths facing flat-screen televisions. Above the booths are shelves holding old sports books and equipment — all of it illuminated by antique klieg lights from a CBS set. There’s a porcelain water fountain, a Gretsky print on loan from Avery’s apartment, a Diane Arbus photo donated by partner Chris Miller (a former art dealer), and vintage sports photos from a Madison Square Garden photographer. Beyond that, there's a bar serving Guinness, Hoegaarden, Old Speckled Hen, and Molson (naturally), as well as mixed drinks — emphasis on the whiskey.
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