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26 Mar 2012

Experience the Weirdness at Billymark’s West

When I lived in the projects over on 27th St. and 10th Ave., there were only two bars in the neighborhood I frequented. One was the Blarney Stone, and the other was Billymark’s West. Both of these places were characterized by unspeakable debauchery, strange nights that I hope to eventually

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19 Mar 2012

Let’s Do It Ridgewood Style, Baby: Gottscheer Hall Tap Room and Lounge

Gottscheer Hall, Gottscheer Hall… What to say about Gottscheer Hall? For starters, this event space and bar has been open since 1924, they have all the pictures of the Gottscheer queens from 1924 to 2012 on the wall where you enter (which are very amusing  pictures – just saying), you

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05 Mar 2012

Tradesman Bar: Class You Can Afford

Tradesman opened with a bang last Thursday! If you read the Yelp reviews, one person said it was so crowded it was hard to even make it to the bar. But on Sunday, when I went, I was able to enjoy the cozy candlelit atmosphere, the wonderful service, and the

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I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
27 Feb 2012

Midway Bar: No gimmicks, No Schticks

Here’s another one from the guys who brought you Ontario, Great Lakes (R.I.P), Buttermilk and Boat Bar. And like the others Midway has incredibly cheap drinks, is lit with dim colorful lights, has plenty of barroom games to fiddle with, has an eclectic custom jukebox with all your favorite hits (and some you’ve

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20 Feb 2012

2-For-1 Mondays at East River Bar

Here’s a spot that was reviewed back in 2010 by our very own “Editor-in-Cheap” Mr. Broke-ass Stuart himself. And like Stuart, I think it’s time for everyone to put on their ruby red slippers, click their heels together three times and find themselves at East River Bar on Mondays, because

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14 Feb 2012

Lonely Broke-Ass’s Valentine’s Day at Pumps

Envision this: it’s Valentine’s Day and you ain’t got no sweetheart. Furthermore, you don’t want one, and you think Valentine’s Day is a trite greeting-card-holiday anyway. But you’re a man, God damnit, and you want female attention and booze every day of the week. You look into your wallet and

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06 Feb 2012

Lovely Service at Lover-Owned Maracuja

Maracuja is a little dive-and-grill on the south side of Williamsburg owned and operated by Charles Kaim and his wife Connie Ruiz. It’s a bar whose creators have put so much love into their project that it emanates from the walls. Restored to its mahogany 1950s originality and decorated with

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