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We’ve all faced the dilemma: You have tickets for a show at 8pm but you’re 45 minutes early. You rushed so as not to be late; now you’re too early—and you skipped dinner. Not to worry. Many of New York’s best theaters offer pre-show drinks or bites that give you proper fuel (or buzz) to get your through the show. Whether you're catching a Broadway show, something Off-Off or out in Brooklyn, you can find someplace to grab a table and unwind before the curtain goes up. Our handy guide is even more useful if you’re not catching a show around Times Square, where tourist-trap eateries abound.