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May 14, 2008 6:38 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for real New York area bars that have appeared on current television.

Emphasis on "current," otherwise I'd be rummaging through the Sex and the City bin, and on "bar/club." I already have Gossip Girl (so many to choose from, but I went with the thinly-veiled Box) and Mad Men has a scene at PJ Clarke's. Rescue Me films from that tiny "social club" up in Greenpoint. The Office recently featured a nameless, too-spacious Manhattan club (I think it was called Prerogative), but it hardly looked like the real deal. I need other shows, but I'm blanking on current TV that features authentic NYC nightlife that has the natives going, "Hey! I've been there!" 30 Rock? Lipstick Mafia/Cashmere Jungle? How I Met Your Mother? Ugly Betty is set in New York/Queens but is filmed in LA, so I don't know if they referenced and shot any actual venues.
posted by Hwaet to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Doesn't sound exactly like what you want but on the show Three Sheets, which airs on MOJO, is about a guy that basically goes out drinking in different cities around the world, they did a show in New York and went to ~5 New York bars.
posted by humanawho at 6:50 PM on May 14, 2008

it was an old episode, but the show is still on the air - law & order featured the trivia night at dempsey's.
posted by nadawi at 11:27 PM on May 14, 2008

I'm a regular attendee at Dempsey's trivia!

Vazac's/7B/horseshoe bar is used in many, many things -- Godfather, the Paper, Crocodile Dundee, the Verdict... in fact, I was once in there at around 5 in the afternoon and whatever show was on TV had a scene that was filmed there... very strange...
posted by AJaffe at 6:48 AM on May 15, 2008

I know from having watched many episodes of Law and Order with a roommate who went to Columbia that many of the scenes from that show are filmed around the Upper West Side, in real locations - she even once saw a bar she used to hang out in, but I have no idea which one.
posted by lunasol at 8:36 AM on May 15, 2008

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