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Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz


Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz


This unassuming wharfside tavern has been passed down in the Balzano family since 1890. On weekends, the bar buzzes with middle-aged and new-generation bohemians (the latter distinguished by their PBR cans), and the odd salty dog (canines, not sailors). Despite the nautical feel, you’re more likely to hear bossa nova or bluegrass than sea chanties warbling from the speakers.
Venue name: Sunny’s
Address: 253 Conover St
New York

Cross street: between Beard and Reed Sts
Opening hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-4am; Fri 6pm-4am; Sat 2pm-4am; Sun 4-11pm
Transport: Subway: Travel: F, G to Smith–9th Sts, then take the B77 bus to Conover St
Price: Average drink: $6. Cash only.
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Tim L

This is hands down my favorite bar in New York. really chill, with an old-world vibe, nice staff and really solid live tunes some nights. So glad it's still going strong!