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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 10:26 AM
I'm heading to New York for a week in March to see the ABB at the beacon. I'm just wondering if there is a major nightlife area in Greenwich Village. I suppose what i'm looking for is an area where there are several bars and restaurants all within close proximity of each other? A sort of town centre?? Thanks


 
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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 10:38 AM
Pretty much Every neighborhood has several bars and restaurants right next to each other and that is certainly true for the Greenwich Village area. Bleecker St. area etc in the Village has a very young/NYU crowd but also plenty of live music. Not sure of your age but given what you stated that you're looking for you'll be just fine in GV. I'd recommend walking East into E. Village and LES, plenty of night life there too. The "fancy/sceney" stuff will be a bit west of you in the W. Village and Meatpacking area. Personally I'd avoid that nightlife

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 10:46 AM
I'm 36 and will be with the wife so no major sesssions planned

I'm going to Terra blues for a night also and i noticed that is on Bleecker street. Are there many restaurants / pubs near Terra Blues?

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:04 AM
I'm that age as well so you won't feel too out of place at the 'younger' crowd places, at least I don't
Tons and tons of bars right next to there. A few blocks in any direction all you'll see are bars and restaurants. If you're looking for anything or any vibe in particular (esp. since you're with your wife) PM me and I'll give you a few rec.'s.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:23 AM
Just get out of the cab at Bleecker and 6th ave and head down Bleeker to the east. Lot's of good bars and great food. The 4th Street Subway stop or the Sheridan Sq stop (if you're heading to or from the beacon) put you close to this area.

My favorite places for cheap beer prices in this neighborhood are McDougal Street and Barrow Street Ale House.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:24 AM
Thanks brendonw, i've PM'd you
 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:25 AM
Thanks tommars, looks like people are mentioning bleecker street a lot. so your help is much appreciated
 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:30 AM
I love Bleeker Street. Great vibe there!

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:33 AM
No problem. As things get closer to March Maddness, let me or BrendanW know if you need any more tips

From Terra Blues you can walk just a few steps to almost any kind of bar or type of food. The village is great. If you want to take your wife out to a fancy style dinner, you can do that. and in the same neighborhood just do a sports or dive bar vibe if you want also. Lots of choices. Just be prepared for the NYC prices but you can find specials if you just look around. Also bring good walking shoes. The best way to see NYC is on foot.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:40 AM
Thanks again, not sure if the New York prices could be as bad as prices here in Ireland!

Some friends have told me that it's around the same price as a night out in Dublin so i'll be well prepared!

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:49 AM
Ah, Irish. You'll be fine in NYC. Just be prepared to hear about everyone in the bar's Irish family roots the second you say anything in your accent. My roots are Armagh/Crossmaglen
 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 11:51 AM
I'm prepared It's St Paddy's week that week and i'll be doing my best to aviod the Irish Music scene.

However, i'm sure all that will go out the window after i sink a large amount of the black stuff and the singing and dancing starts

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 12:06 PM
If you intend to have pizza while you're here,John's at 278 Bleecker Street is the best pizza in NYC(at least IMO,highly debatable subject I know).

There are tons of places in GV for food,drink,and entertainment.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 12:10 PM
There is a landmark Irish pub called McSorley's on West 7th Street I think, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Comes complete with dust balls and the fresh smell of stale beer.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 12:20 PM
Definitely check out Blind Tiger on Bleecker (more West Village than Greenwich Village, but close -- and near the Christopher St. 1 train, which is the same line as the Beacon). www.blindtigeralehouse.com
Also a lot of fun is Fat Cat, on Christopher St. $3 cover, but they have board games, ping pong, pool, other table games, and live jazz. www.fatcatmusic.org

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 01:23 PM
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I'm heading to New York for a week in March to see the ABB at the beacon. I'm just wondering if there is a major nightlife area in Greenwich Village. I suppose what i'm looking for is an area where there are several bars and restaurants all within close proximity of each other? A sort of town centre?? Thanks




Look for Bleeker and Mcdougal Streets. That is the center of Village nightlife.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 02:18 PM
bleeker bob's is a great record store. all types of music . cd/viynl/cass . great place
 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 05:29 PM
Bleeker/MacDougal area is full of great places. Next to Terra Blues is one of my favorite watering holes, The Red Lion, decent cover bands and late night acoustic until 4am, 7 days/wk. Great "Doner Kebab" stand around the corner, not sure of the name, but if you are hungry late night, it is the best drunk food ever. I stumble in/out of there every time I'm in the area. The legendary Cafe Wha? is also in the area. And if you like stand-up comedy, the Comedy Cellar is the absolute greatest place to hang. Shows at 9 and 11 nightly. 2 Drink minimum. Recognizable national acts just riffing off the top of their heads. One of my favorites, Dave Attell, is there often. They have a limited number of free passes that you can print from their website daily.

ENJOY your trip. The Beacon shows are just half the fun of my March pilgrimage.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 07:39 PM
Hey Eileen!!! I love McSorley's and I always make it a point to go there every time that I am in NYC....at least once. Be sure to get the cheese plate and try the hot mustard if you are daring enough. They also have decent burgers with steak fries and some other food too. But don't try to order any liquor here as it is only Mcsorley's light and dark and Coke or water. I've heard it best described as a "museum that permits you to drink."
I can't wait to go on 3/19


http://www.mcsorleysnewyork.com/

 

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 09:11 PM
One if by land and two if by sea is THE romantic place in the village--expensive, but worth it!
 
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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 10:21 PM
http://www.peculierpub.com/

The Peculier Pub on Bleecker has over 500 beers from all over the globe. Don't miss it.

And not too far away is the White Horse Tavern where legend has it Dylan Thomas downed 18 whiskies the night before he died at nearbye St. Vincents Hospital

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  posted on 2/5/2009 at 10:34 PM
I only know Terra Blues and I'm hoping Jr. Mack will be playing there while I'm in town for the Beacon Run I didn't even know I'd been to Greenwich Village before reading this thread!

 

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  posted on 2/6/2009 at 05:40 AM
Thanks everyone for their input. Really looking forward to a week long session in the Village
 
 


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