Boilermaker

Restaurants, Hamburgers East Village
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Boilermaker
Venue says Best happy bar in NYC by New York magazine "best of New York issue". Pancakes served 7 days a week midnight to close.

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.

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Boilermaker says
Best happy bar in NYC by New York magazine "best of New York issue". Time Out named us one of the Best Cocktail Experiences You Should Have in NYC. Won second place in Time Out's NYC Wingfest!

A neighborhood bar that does a bit of everything. Serving hand crafted cocktails, craft beer, a midnight pancake menu and nominated burgers and chicken. Kitchen open till last call every night. Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5pm-8pm.
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Venue name: Boilermaker
Contact:
Address: 13 First Ave (Corner of 1st Ave &1st St)
NY
10003
Cross street: at 1st St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–2am, Thu-Fri 5pm–4am, Sat 4pm-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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Meredith R
tastemaker

Those french fries tho. I've been known to come here simply to grab a few beers and split a basket of friends with a few friend. 


This is the quintessential grimy bar, complete with low lighting and all the fried foods you could want. If you want to cozy up in a bar and enjoy a burger and a beer, or some similar combination, look no further. 

Christa Sully
tastemaker

This is a perfect bar for the area when you're not looking to be packed into a tight space like sardines. There's a decent amount of seating and room to stand around the physical bar.


When you come here, do yourself a favor and get a boilermaker off the menu (that's the name of a shot + beer combo) and apparently they have a midnight brunch with s'mores pancakes that I need to try ASAP.

nirezeitler
tastemaker

Dropped in after work for a couple drinks and a burger before a comedy show - it was exactly the vibe I was looking for, kitschy and a little divey. Great happy hour which lasts until 8pm, classic cocktails for $8 and Brooklyn Lager for $4, and a fantastic $7 burger with fixins including a fig aioli, and optional add-ons like cheeses and bacon. Table service could have been just a little bit more attentive, but we weren't really in a rush so it was fine.

allysonm
tastemaker

A great "after-event" spot for hanging with friends, or a laid-back date spot - from the affordable shot and beer combos to the side of fries with dipping mayo options, Boilermaker is a fun, east village spot that isn't quite a dive bar, but isn't quite a cocktail lounge, either. As of a couple weeks ago, the Xmas decor was still up, giving the place a kitschy vibe, as well.

Gee D

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.

Hannah D

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.

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