Jake’s Dilemma

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Jake's Dilemma
Upper West Side
This gritty pub on the UWS actually poses two dilemmas: what game to play, and which beer to drink? There’s foosball, a pool table and two video games (including Big Buck Hunter), plus more than 40 beers (16 on tap include microbrews such as Fire Rock Pale Ale, $6 for a pint). DJs spin Wednesday through Saturday nights, but those seeking (relative) peace can retreat to one of two quieter rooms.
Venue name: Jake’s Dilemma
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Address: 430 Amsterdam Ave
New York

Cross street: between 80th and 81st Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 4pm–4am; Fri 3pm–4am; Sat, Sun noon–4am
Transport: Subway: 1 to 79th St
Price: Average drink: $5. AmEx, MC, V

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Dana C

This is the typical "fratty" bar of the Upper West Side. It's part of the same company as 13th Step (East Village), Stumble Inn (UES), The Gin Mill (down the street in UWS) and several others, which means there are plenty of specials nearly every night. The staff is very friendly and it has a private party room downstairs. There are also beer pong tables, which means beer pitchers, which is always a plus. The bouncers that are inside the bar are key in making sure everyone follows the pong rules (no more assholes forcing newcomers to buy drinks because they won the last round...). It's definitely always fun here!