When I lived in Chicago, there was a great late-night coffee shop called New Wave Cafe in Logan Square that was perfect for after-work writing. I've been having a hard time finding a similar spot since moving to NYC. It doesn't need to be a coffee shop, but it does need to be well-lit enough that I can read, and calm enough that I won't be seen as preventing the establishment from doing business. Bonus points if the place has a neighborhood-y feel with a friendly staff. I live in Greenpoint, work in SoHo, and usually commute via bicycle over the Williamsburg Bridge. Any suggestions, Metafilter?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Mar 31, 2013 -
What's the best bar in Williamsburg, NYC in which to watch the election results tonight over beers with some friends? [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Nov 6, 2012 -
Is there a bar or other space in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Long Island City where I can reserve a private room with a TV for a get-together to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies? I am not looking to pay for an entire event, just reserve a private space with a TV and proximity to a bar where my friends can buy drinks.
posted by ocherdraco
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Recommend a Hip-Hop lounge in NYC. Is there such a thing as a hip-hop tiki lounge?? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by pooya
on May 29, 2012 -
[manhattan-bar-filter] Looking for a place around Midtown Manhattan where 4 people can relax, drink, and play board games on a Friday night. [more inside]
posted by musicismath
on Mar 29, 2012 -
It is a beautiful post-hurricane day here in NYC. I would like to celebrate not flooding by getting a beer and drinking it outdoors. Quick, recommend me a bar in the next hour or so! [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I want to rent an event space in NYC. Where do I start? It's basically a wedding reception without the wedding, I'd like it to hold about eighty people, with an open bar and using my own caterers. It should be three hours booked at least. I'd like it in Manhattan but totally open to nearer Brooklyn and Queens. What do I need to know and where should I go in getting a space for late October? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Yes, it's yet another person asking for the perfect bar to party at... help me find the perfect(ish) bar for me to throw my 28th birthday party. [more inside]
posted by darkgroove
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Looking for fun, chill lounges/bars (with lots of single guys) in NYC to celebrate my 21st! Also, ID issues! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Wife and I are looking for a sports bar near Union Station / Chelsea that will be showing the most NFL games this Sunday so we can get our Steelers fix.
posted by terrapin
on Oct 14, 2010 -
Does anyone know a bar on the west side of Manhattan, nearish the 69th Street entrance to the park, that could accommodate dozens, even perhaps 100 people, for drinks on a Saturday from 5-7? [more inside]
posted by pipti
on Oct 7, 2010 -
ASAP Filter: Help me find this bar in Queens, New York: beautiful backyard area with a willow tree, photo booth inside, sort of out of the way. Maybe near Long Island City? [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Aug 7, 2010 -
Which showtunes should I try to memorize to improve my [already awesome] experience at a singalong piano bar? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol
on Apr 13, 2010 -
NYC filter: Looking for a bar on the Upper East Side (preferably east 80s/90s) which can accomodate a group of ~50-70. My high school class is having its 15th reunion, which will start off at our school and then progress to an after-party at a bar at around 9/9:30pm on a Friday in June. So a private room would work, as would a bigger bar which could simply accomodate a mass influx. Anything from divey to schmancy is a possibility. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Mar 22, 2010 -
Business dilemma: I own a small but popular bar in NYC. The lease is coming up for renewal very very shortly. The landlord had previously told me that they would extend the lease for a certain amount of money, but has now changed that amount to be unreasonably high.
Very long complicated situation inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 16, 2010 -
Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Feb 12, 2010 -
NYC - Chelsea, Midtown West. Looking for a mellow place, 30-something crowd, upscale but not crazy expensive, not too crowded, and not too loud for conversation.
posted by anonymice
on Apr 6, 2009 -
Looking for a nice place in Manhattan to watch the Duke/Villanova basketball (Sweet 16) game tonight, and maybe grab some dinner at the same time. I'm trying to avoid going to one of the many over-crowded sports bars for something a little bit more upscale, intimate, or at least quiet enough to be conversationally feasible. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Mar 26, 2009 -
I'm going to be in NYC this Saturday and I'd like to see as many of my friends as I can. I'm planning on picking a bar, and just letting everyone known I'll be there from, say, 8-11 or somesuch. I need a bar in NYC that's accessible to people coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey. Our tastes run on the slightly-geeky side. Think pinball and old arcade games. There will be 10-20 of us, mostly in our late 20s. [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on Sep 11, 2008 -
Do you know of anywhere in New York City where they serve margaritas in huge novelty glasses, like where multiple people drink from the same glass? [more inside]
posted by goingonit
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Looking for a good place to dance (with no cover) in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Jul 4, 2008 -
I'd like to take my sweetheart dancing tonight in NYC. Not hip-hop or grinding, but something almost like a wedding reception - good classics for dancing, maybe some swing, maybe some rock and roll, maybe some country, maybe the twist - I definitely want to twirl her across the dance floor. We're not expert dancers we just want to go have some fun, and cheap-to-free is good too. We're coming from Astoria but anywhere in the city works for me. Pre-dancing dinner suggestions would be nice too. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment
on Apr 13, 2007 -
New Yorkers: where are the best coffee shops, cafes, bars for a spot of work or a quiet read? [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Sep 21, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest a good Irish pub close to Times Square in NYC? Also, how about the best bar in general in that area? (Please nothing with "planet" or "zone" in the name.) [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Feb 15, 2006 -
I'm getting a group together on Friday night to go out for my birthday in NYC. But I'm having trouble figuring out where to go. I have a dream idea in my head. Help me figure out if it actually exists. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Apr 20, 2005 -
I am looking for a bar in NYC within walking distance of this location
. It should serve pub food (burgers, etc...) and should accomidate a small group of friends looking to catch up on old times without having to yell over the music.
posted by quibx
on Feb 14, 2005 -
I want to go to a bar in NYC that has a mechanical bull. Is there such a place?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Feb 11, 2005 -
for the lawyers:
i'm three years from admission on motion in NY (which bar membership has been recommended to me by several folks for various reasons). i may or may not be moving back to WashDC in two years (reciprocity with DC and admisson on motion to VA are not at issue). should i sit for the NY bar or wait out the reciprocity?
what advice for/experiences with changing jurisdictions do/have y'all had?
posted by crush-onastick
on Jul 16, 2004 -
Anyone know of a nice, quiet (not seedy) bar in NYC where people can sit and talk and actually hear each other?
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 2, 2004 -