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Bar Buzz Archive

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.

April 18, 2005
Spring Buzz

When Mets fans are optimistic, tulips bloom on Park Avenue, and drink menus get fruity, you know what season it is. These five clubs celebrate spring with their own special cocktails.

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.

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.

March 11, 2005
Members Only

Six clubs where you’ll have more to contend with than a velvet rope.

March 9, 2005
Winter Hot Spots

Suffering from seasonal affective disorder? Five new boîtes provide cold-weather oases.

April 4, 2005

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

February 24, 2005
Barroom Free-For-All

You can get free pub grub with your happy hour if you know who's serving it. Twelve bars where the calories come complimentary.

February 16, 2005
Old-Fashioned Drinking

In search of a lost cocktail on the LES.

February 7, 2005
Fat Tuesday Fetes

How to spend Mardi Gras in New York City.

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