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Bar Buzz Archive

April 11, 2005
Pub Crawl: Long Island City

Someday, the Vernon Blvd./Jackson Ave. area of Long Island City might get one of those ridiculous names defining its boundaries. NoLIE (North of the Long Island Expressway)? SoSA (Somewhere South of Astoria)? For now, though, it's just plain old LIC, an industrial and relatively affordable place to live for the young and artistic. Vernon Boulevard is referred to by some as the strip, but the stretch is more accurate: If you go out drinking in LIC, wear your walking shoes.

August 9, 2005
Urban Beach Bars

When getting to the beach is a hassle, the resorative powers of drinking at a waterfront bar should suffice. Here's wear to get a pour by the shore.

August 8, 2005
What's Brewin'?

Locally brewed. Tastes great. Five brewpubs worth checking out.

May 9, 2005
Special Edition: The After-Prom

No fake ID? No problem. Five clubs relax their 21-and-older policy during Prom season, giving all types of high school grads a chance for their Big Night to actually live up to the hype.

May 9, 2007
Cheap Wine: Where to Buy It, Where to Bring It

Forget Bordeaux futures—inexpensive bottles are higher in quality than ever before. Toast to the trend by toting your buys to a nearby BYO restaurant.

March 15, 2005
East Houston Street Pub Crawl

Coarse and utilitarian Houston is looking a bit shinier these days, if a little more coldly corporate. Joining the luxury apartments and soon-to-open Whole Foods at Avalon Chrystie Place are a handful of new bars that are almost upscale.

April 25, 2005
Smith Street Pub Crawl

In the last decade, Smith Street has been transformed from a seedy, pothole-ridden, downright frightening thoroughfare to Brooklyn's very own restaurant row. It's also been keeping up in the bar department, offering something for everybody.

February 27, 2006
Harlem Bar Trotting

Nightlife doesn't begin and end below 14th Street. There's always a party going on above 110th.

April 4, 2005

Six spots where multitasking New Yorkers can grab a drink—and a manicure, a latte, or a unique work of art.

July 11, 2005
The Off-Bleecker Bar Crawl

Bleecker Street between Laguardia and Sixth Avenue may be the main artery of the Village's storied past, but it's off the destination map for most discerning locals. Should you find yourself stuck on New York’s cut-rate version of Bourbon Street, however, don’t hail a cab, just step to the side: More and more alternatives can be found just off fannypack row.

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