Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Address: 1444 1st Ave.

Another sign of the revitalization (from a drunk's perspective) of the Upper East Side, the latest Pony Bar outpost is near-copy of the Hell's Kitchen location. And there's nothing wrong with that. Cozy tables, barrels as chairs, and 20 American craft beers on draught for $5 a pour—why fuck with a great model? If anything the place is more spacious than its big brother, another perk. Naysayers are worried about aging frat boys rolling through, but that's missing the point. The UES needs this.