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Restaurant/Bar Chronicles: Joe’s Bar

Last night, I went to the grand opening of “Joe’s Bar”; the newest bar to open on Amsterdam Ave in Upper Westside.  If you ever been to Amsterdam Ave, then you know there are plenty of bar/restaurants in a 10 block radius (between the 70s and high 80s).  Joe’s Bar is in the center of the “strip”, located on the corner of 83rd.  Joe’s is dedicated to all things that was pop culture in the 70s/80s.  With catchy name cocktails, such as the “Scooby Snack”, “Night Fever”, “Flash Gordons Breakfast” to plenty of beers on tab; it is definitely a place to meet with friends to catch up, watch the game, etc.

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The food menu is pretty small; veggie burgers, beef burgers, fries, and pickles.  I tried the veggie and the beef burger.  Both were really good.  The beef burger is HUGE and DELICIOUS, definitely fulfilling and worth $10.  The veggie burger was also surprisingly good, it is better than other veggie burgers I’ve tried in the past.  I prefer meat, so I personally would stick with beef burger.  The cocktails I had were also very good.  They were crafted very well, like the “Sex Machine” has Vodka, Galliano, Combier Orange, Lemon, & Egg White and the “Disco Revival” has Gin, Grapefruit Cordial, Lemon, Lillet Rosé, & Absinthe.

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All in all, if you are in the area, want good drinks with a cool décor, I would definitely say give this place a try.  Since it was the opening party, I do not know how the atmosphere is on a regular night , but they have 4.5 stars on Yelp, so it must be pretty awesome.  My suggestion is to try the burger (so damn good) and get a couple of cocktails, I suggest the Flash Gordons Breakfast or the Skywalker.  Let me know if you check it out!! Use #dinendashnyc if you post drinks/food pictures on your IG and I will be sure to repost it!

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