New York City makes it easy to grab a meal before you go out boozing, but sometimes you just want to skip the whole “restaurant” part and head to a bar that can sort you out when you start to feel peckish. You could submit yourself to bog-standard buffalo wings and soggy mozzarella sticks, but in this town, you can do much better.
May we suggest a craft-beer hideaway where you can get a grilled cheese stuffed with pork belly, a fried egg, and homemade kimchi? Or, a whiskey-driven Williamsburg hangout that serves a mean chicken-liver sandwich and reasonably priced oysters to boot? No matter what your budget and style is, one of these bars will satisfy your desire for solid drinks and top-notch grub.
Here are our five favorite NYC bars to hit up when we want food that’s as good as the drinks.