This East Village bar and restaurant is out to become your new go-to for everything from burgers and fries to late-night breakfast. If you come for a dinner and drinks, choose from classic bar eats like burgers ($8 for a single, $11 for a double), barbecue, spicy or curry wings ($8 for five, $14 for 11) and fries or onion rings served with a variety of gourmet dipping sauces (both $6). The aptly named bar also offers a variety of boilermakers, or beer and shot pairings. Try the El Diablo Shuffle, a shot of Rancho Alegro Blanco Tequila with Tecate ($8), or the Soft Pour Corn, Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon washed down with Sixpoint Sweet Action Cream Ale ($10). Stay long enough, and you might even make it to midnight pancake time, when the kitchen starts turning out hot stacks of buttermilk ($8), red velvet ($10) and strawberry ($10) pancakes.
13 First Ave (Corner of 1st Ave &1st St)
|Cross street:||at 1st St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–2am, Thu-Fri 5pm–4am, Sat 12pm-4am; Sun 12pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave or 6 to Bleecker|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Boilermaker is my new favorite bar! A great list of both beer and cocktails. The burger was a little greasy, but in the best way! It is a great, fun place but also pretty relaxed. The prices are oddly low for the East VIllage.
The dingy decor and greasy 70s-era food of The Golden Cadillac have now been swapped out for something much more straightforward: burgers and booze. And the simplicity works. The no-frills ambience (the walls are adorned with retro beer cans, and not much else) and small menu give the place a relaxed vibe, loosening you up just enough to throw back some beer-and-shot combos during happy hour. The joint's namesake Boilermakers pair a shot of liquor with a draft, somehow without feeling like a trashy dive. What's more, the impressive food—like the juicy burger, piled high with killer pickled veggies (from Jeepney)—is just the kind of elevated bar grub you want before downing your swill.