The folks at this subterranean bar are so proud of their Irish credentials, they display a James Joyce Pub Award on the wall—an icon that largely goes unnoticed in the dusky interior. Here, scruffy intellectual types and British expats engage in lively banter over college rock that may be a bit too loud for highbrow discussions. When there’s room at the shiny copper bar, pony up and try a pint of the Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen from Oregon, poured from an old-fashioned tap, or any number of frozen drinks (most beers are $5 during happy hour, daily from 2 to 8pm).
The Thirsty Scholar
|Venue name:||The Thirsty Scholar||Contact:|
155 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 9th and 10th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 2pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. MC, V ($10 minimum)|