Even though the restaurant’s down-home menu is the main draw, the narrow bar is always jumping at this long-running favorite of locals. Well-dressed yuppies rub shoulders with the occasional NBA player or hip-hop star. The apple martinis and piña coladas are man-sized, and the house cocktail—a chest-expanding Incredible Hulk (Hennessey and Hypnotiq)—will make you feel too sexy for your shirt.
The Shark Bar
|Venue name:||The Shark Bar||Contact:|
307 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||between 74th and 75th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon 5–11pm; Tue 5–11:30pm; Wed noon–midnight; Thu noon–12:30am; Fri noon–1:30am; Sat 11:30am–3pm, 5pm–1:30am; Sun 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $9. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|