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The Corner Bistro – Cheap Beer and Burgers

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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 naïveté, 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.
[West Village]

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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2 Comments

  1. biba
    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    don’t forget the $2 mcsorley’s. light or dark.

  2. August 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Whats slimy, cold, long and smells like pork? Kermit the frogs finger !,