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Kettle of Fish

Going strong since the 1950s, Kettle of Fish is a West Village dive as famous for its Beat Generation regulars—Kerouac and Ginsburg, most notably—as well as the 1960s musicians who…

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Canal Bar

Named for the dumpy (but beloved) Gowanus Canal just a stone's throw away, Canal Bar is the catchall watering hole for this oddball neighborhood of warehouses and rowhomes. The vintage…

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Jimmy’s Corner

Jimmy's Corner, located just a couple blocks off Times Square, maintains the air of an undiscovered time capsule from pre-Giuliani New York. Run by Jimmy and his wife, Swannie, the bar is…

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Billymark’s West

Billymark's is owned by Billy and Mark, of course—a pair of Queens-born brothers—and sits on the oddly ungentrified corner of 9th Avenue and W. 28th Street. A sprawling room equipped with…

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Rudy’s

Rudy's Bar & Grill has been around since the 1930s, and it's got the patina, Tiffany lampshades and jukebox to prove it. Marked by an old-timey neon sign and a…

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The Tune Inn

Guy Fieri loves The Tune Inn, which should turn most discerning people the other way, but it’s been in the District since 1947 and has earned its place on the list…