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June 20, 2005
Be Scene

A gay bar or club for every taste/fetish/curiosity out there.

June 20, 2005
Christopher Street Pub Crawl

Chelsea’s Eighth Avenue may be today’s gay man’s main drag, but the West Village’s Christopher Street still holds its own. The home stretch for the LGBT Pride Parade has plenty of bars that range from the downright historic to the historically seedy.

June 7, 2005
East Village: Bar Crawl by Numbers

Ever since the days of 2B, 9C, and The 5 Spot, drinking in the East Village has been like swimming in an alcoholic alphabet soup: you'd have to be the Count from Sesame Street to make sense of all the bar names that play on their street addresses. To clear things up, here's an algebraic approach to the classic east-side trawl.

June 6, 2005
Blasts from the Past

In celebration of New York City’s hearty appetite for the spirits of life (as wee see it, now’s as good a time for this as any), here our list of the top five historic bars that have been and are still worth writing about.

June 6, 2005
Copy of Blasts from the Past

In celebration of New York City’s hearty appetite for the spirits of life (as wee see it, now’s as good a time for this as any), here our list of the top five historic bars that have been and are still worth writing about.

May 30, 2005
Bars That Bar-B-Q (For Free!)

No house on Fire Island or even a fire escape where you can barbecue? At these 10 bars, the weekends can still be about grilling and chilling.

May 16, 2005
Drink All You Can Drink

The open bar is the holy grail of New York City nightlife. But where to find one when there isn't a gallery opening or launch party to go to?

May 2, 2005
Doing it on the Table

As Harold Hill sang in The Music Man, “that game with the fifteen numbered balls is the devil’s tool.” Anyone who has ever had his or her drink knocked over by some aspiring Fast Eddie Felson's pool stick will agree. There are, however, a few bars in town where you can find classic table games that don’t involve sinking the “fat lady.”

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.

April 25, 2005
Pub Crawl: Smith Street

In the last ten years, Smith Street has been transformed from a seedy, pothole-ridden, downright frightening thoroughfare (the scene at the end of Goodfellas where Lorraine Bracco meets up with Robert DeNiro in a desolate area and frantically drives away, takes place on Smith). It's now considered to be Brooklyn's restaurant row and has been keeping up in the bar department too, offering something for everybody.

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