1. Join The Club At The Bronx Alehouse
What does the Bronx Alehouse have that the other bars in the Bronx don’t? A club, of course. Even if the only club you’ve ever wanted to be a part of was the Breakfast kind, the Bronx Alehouse will change your tune. You’ll be able to try 100 different beers and get your name on the wall of fame for everyone in the pub to see.
2. Pine Bar & Grill Is Where Sophisticated People Go To Find Fun
The Pine Bar and Grill is an upscale spot in the Bronx that is great for bringing work associates at lunch, friends to happy hour, and dates for after dinner cocktails. Along with the extensive wine and beer menus, Pine Bar and Grill has award winning martinis and mixed drinks waiting for you to indulge. Plus, you just feel cooler hanging out here for a while.
3. The Bronx Beer Hall Keeps It Cool
The Bronx Beer Hall is to beer what 32 Flavors was to ice cream once upon a time. You’ll find the same half of a dozen year-round drafts including a tasting flight, about a dozen specialty beers, along with another dozen bottled varieties including local gems like Brewing Blue Point and Yonkers Brewing.
The casual atmosphere separates the Bronx Beer Hall from some of the more uppity places in the City and brings in brew lovers from all walks of life under one common interest: the love of a good beer.
4. Find The Perfect Pint At The Shamrock Inn
The Shamrock Inn is a local favorite. It’s not overrun with hipsters or obnoxious kids, just friendly people looking to enjoy a good brew while playing a game of pool.
You can keep it old school and pop some quarters in the jukebox while you’re at it. Living up to its Irish heritage, The Shamrock Inn has some great Shepherd’s Pie for you to enjoy when you get hungry.
5. Mott Haven Will Have Leave You Singing
Karaoke nights and featured local DJs are just a couple highlights that have been drawing people into the Mott Haven Bar for the past 15 years. But the ice cold domestic and import beers and cocktails are the real heroes.
Bottles vary from Bud Lite to Lagunitas and the tap offers the greats like Stella, Dog Fish Head IPA, and Guinness, and there’s a variety of wines and champagne too, so that crowd has a reason to come out and enjoy with the rest.
6. Gaelic Games And Endless Fun Are At The Rambling House
This neighborhood bar in Woodlawn has an Irish flare but is a favorite of all types. The Rambling House offers the friendly staff, live music, and DJs but distinguishes itself with fun Gaelic games and authentic Irish cuisine.
You can also catch karaoke and trivia nights as well as watch the game on the televisions with the rest of the neighbors while you knock back a few drinks.
7. Michaelangelo’s Drops A Little Bit Of Italy In The Bronx
Michaelangelo’s is part Italian restaurant, part Bronx bar, part beer garden. The bar is on the smaller side, but the bar staff really knows what they’re doing which more than makes up for it. When you come in the warmer months, you can grab a seat outdoors. They’ll woo you with great ambiance and take care of that big appetite, too.
8. Come As You Are To The Blackstone Bar and Grill
The Blackstone Bar and Grill doesn’t need to lure you in with fancy gimmicks and trendy, off-the-wall menus. This relaxed, no-frills bar is confident enough to just be what it is: an excellent spot to grab drinks and some food with friends after work or after catching a show on the weekends.
9. Charlie’s Angels Are In The Cocktails
Charlie’s Bar has only been around for a few years now, but it has quickly become a fixture of the South Bronx. Located in the landmark Clock Tower building, Charlie’s prides itself on adding to the hip energy of this trendy neighborhood.
They keep it simple but pack a mean punch through good food, great drinks, and extraordinary service, making a night out in the South Bronx an experience to remember.
10. McDermott’s Is The Pub At The End Of The Rainbow
McDermott’s is a small venue with your standard neon bar signs and cramped booths. But the overall vibe here is what makes it feel so roomy. Located in Westchester Square, McDermott’s brings out the best of the best locals all looking for a good time at a good price. Comedy night is a particular favorite event, so be sure to time your visit to share some laughs with fellow Bronx folks.
11. Head To An Beal Bocht For The Happiest Hour
Live music, fresh bands, open mic nights, comedy, poetry, art exhibits, private parties…There’s nothing that An Beal Bocht doesn’t do. They even host the Poor Mouth Theater Company, proving that there’s no one in The Bronx who doesn’t want to be here.
And the extensive spirits menu keep things just as lively as the entertainment, featuring everything from Guinness and Yuengling to Brooklyn Lager, macros, and wines.
12. Wash Down The Giants Game With A Brew From P&K Grille
When you’re looking for a good sports bar to catch the Giants game with the rest of the fans, then head over to P&K Grille. You’ll find killer wings, a fun crowd, and of course more beer than you’ll know what to do with.
Don’t expect anything fancy, though. P&K is proud to be one of the best dives in Kingsbridge.
13. Every Good Story Starts At The Punch Bowl
This century-old watering hole hasn’t withstood the test of time –and Prohibition- just because it has a liquor license. Family owned and operated since the 1970s, this dive is a great spot to squeeze in a game of darts or pool in between sips of your favorite brew.
14. Find A Silhouette To Die For
When you feel like getting out of your jeans and changing into something a little more flashy, that’s where Silhouette comes in. This super trendy spot is located in the heart of Riverdale, bringing modern nightlife to the area with a Latin flare. The music is always on point and there are plenty of hookahs to go around, too.
15. Fella’s Brings Good Times To City Island
No list is complete without a nod to City Island. When you’re in the neighborhood, stop by Fella’s where you can grab some ice cold domestics with your friends. Whether it’s lunch, dinner or just some bar food to snack on, you’ll be able to find something good. The pool tables and awesome bar staff will keep you happy along with the solid selection of drinks.
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