Down the Hatch

Photograph: Michael Skigen
West Village
This fratboy-meets-yuppie bar is always jammed with a faithful neighborhood clientele. The secret is tasty buffalo wings whose heat ratings include “mild,” “abusive” and “suicidal.” Seats that are plentiful during lunch hour are hot commodities after 5pm. Locals bring entourages for the food-and-drink deals, like the $21 all-you-can-eat wings and pitchers special available on weekends only.
Venue name: Down the Hatch
Address: 179 W 4th St
New York
Cross street: at Jones St
Opening hours: Daily noon–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq
Price: Average drink: $5. AmEx, MC, V
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