Manhattan – Upper East Side
1733 First Ave between 89th and 90th Sts
Manhattan, NY 10128
Imagine a watering hole run by English teachers: You're forbidden to say the word actually at Bar East. There's actually a sign. (Damn. Sorry.) Otherwise, relax. Bartenders who quickly learn your name pull from eight well-chosen beers on tap, plus there are two pool tables to occupy you. The jukebox is supplanted by live rock bands on the weekends. There's also a private room in the basement that can be booked free of charge.
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