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Lion's Head Tavern
Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2007
This is one of the best dive bars around. It has multiple tvs that show all of the games being played on a given night, darts, Pac-Man, and excellent bar food-- not to mention $2 PBRs, which is the best deal for Columbia-area bars. Sometimes it gets a little crowded, particularly on the weekend, so go early if you want a table. The crowd is generally an eclectic mix of locals and students. I generally have no complaints about the crowd, although one time these two tools came in and sat at the back and complained about everything, but thankfully they haven't been back.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/04/2007
I recently moved to Manhattan and tried this place out. Glad I did because it is my new favorite bar! Fantastic wings, great bartenders, and 2 dollar PBR's! Can't beat it!!
Posted by Krawdaddy on 02/23/2007
All I wanted was a nice cozy bar to hunker down in on a cold Friday night, couple of ice cold Bud Lights and some wingys, oh how I love my wings. Not many places on the UWS can offer such a pairing, so when I came across this place on my good ole' friend Johnny Menu Pages, my eyes light up, the dormant figurative butterflies that live in my stomach arose from their slumber as they tend to do when I see something to my liking i.e. 'best wings in NYC' or 'Kevin Federlines Poa Poa Zoe'. Moving right along, my good friend and I Joe 'Eggbeadahead' ventured up to Lion's Head expecting big big things, good crowd, good music, ice cold bud lights and most importantly my delicous wingys. As I entered the Lion's Head, thoughts of wings dripping with hot sauce, washed down with a beer danced in my mind, it was like the 1st night of Hanakkauh all over again. After taking a seat in the way back of the bar and surverying the scene, I turned to my friend Joe and said, "ok, 0 for 1 ." That being the crowd that was in there, basically a lot of ugly people and a large number of tools. After waiting 10 minutes for a waitress, we realized that we were not going to be receiving dedicated table service. 0 for 2. I'll let the first two slide, ok, that kind of serivce or lack there of happens, I can understand. Finally, after placing the order for 24 HOT wings, I sat back and I let the anticipation build. 20 minutes later, I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye, oh there he was, the waiter, he's a-comin my way I thought to myself. As the waiter placed the basket of wings down in front of me, I realized I had made a miscalculation. The dry, over cooked, sauce-less wings that were the size of a baby carrot sat in front of me. Joe and I looked at each other with equally disgusted looks on our faces. Needless to say, we polished off the wings, finished our beers and left Lion's Head Tavern, never to return.
Posted by Drunk Chicagoan on 11/29/2006
Great bar to hang out in I was only in there once, but they took care of us like we were family. Hospitality was great and the drinks were never empty. Unbelievable wings. My advice, get there early cause the seats are limited, but once you are there, plan on staying the night.
Posted by Wertu on 07/13/2006
Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present to you the best wing joint in the city, but don't go for the ambiance. It's a pseudo-dive bar with fabulous wings, that are very cost effective, but that's about it. The bartenders are quite attentive, as they know most of the clientele, and they have been expanding drink choices at the bar over the past few months, but it's still dangeroulsly close to falling off into the diver bar abyss. It's a good thing they have those wings... but get them "to go".
Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2006
I can't think of a better place to spend a Saturday afternoon or a rainy evening. This place has the best of the upper west side chill bar scene, with local characters, great bartenders, and a fun crowd.
Posted by Bear on 02/25/2006
Best wings and atmosphere in uptown NYC. Amazing college hangout with great bartending and wings! Suggest to everyone!