The Corner Bistro – Cheap Beer and Burgers
When I first discovered this place, I told Paul about how I found this amazing little gem of a dive bar in the West Village that would be perfect for the book. When he asked me the name of it, and I told him it was the Corner Bistro, he and the two girls sitting at our table laughed in my face. Of course my reaction was, 'œEat a bag of dicks, fuckfaces,' with which, they responded to with more laughter (my insults are never very convincing). Apparently the 'œdiscovery', which I had attributed to my finely tuned, broke-ass sensory perception, was really quite famous, bordering on being world-renowned. Paul hammered this point in by telling me, 'œIt’s like coming to me and telling me that you found this great place called the Chelsea Hotel.
Regardless of my newbie naÃ¯vetÃ©, I can tell you that this place hits pretty much every benchmark of what makes a bar great: $2.50 Budweisers, $3.50 Stellas and $5.75 for one of the best burgers you’ve ever had. Plus it looks like someone completely forgot to gentrify it. It has exposed brick walls, old wooden booths, a register that whirs when used, and has a jukebox that plays nothing but jazz and blues. And the best part of this is that none of it meant to be ironic; it’s actually this way. What? That’s not enough for you? It also manages to attract hotties of all persuasions too. If you see me there, buy me a drink.
The Corner Bistro
331 W 4th St. @ Horatio St.