"He is heading down the court, he grabs the ball, but he is blocked. He spins, spots a way out, he swerves to the run and with no hesitation at all HE SHOOTS aaaand HE....drinks?" Whether you're a sports fan or not, the bars on this list have a great atmosphere--a lot of comradeship and mututal drinking. They're the perfect place to go grab a beer.
Opened less than two years ago, The 13th Step has quickly become an East Village staple. On any day of the week the line loops around the block. The 13th Step is not the place if you're looking for fancy, pretentious or conversation-friendly volume. It is however, the bar to visit if you want loud die-hard sports fans, a fratty scene and cheap drinks. Also, if you're looking to play some beer-pong this is the place for you. They actually have professional (if beer-pong can be called professional) beer-pong tables installed in the back.
Off the Wagon is known as one of New York's most popular bars. It's the fifth of a group of bars under the same ownership such as: The Stumble Inn, Gin Mill, Jake's Dilemma and Eat Drink & Be Merry. The Stumble Inn has great stuffed burgers. You want cheese and bacon stuffed in your burger? You got it! These bars are great places to go to if you want to eat and booze and if you want to plan a party Eat Drink & Be Merry is the place to go.
A new member has been added in affiliation to these five bars. 13th Step is the latest edition coming soon to the East Village. There hasn't been much information given yet about what kind of bar it will be, but it has replaced the former Telephone Bar. The "13th step" is a reference to an Alcohol Anonymous fellowship of men and women living on the principle of "sobriety and staying clean." The name seems a little bit over the top, but hopefully this bar is as good as the rest.