Pre-pandemic, Finnerty’s was the unofficial Golden State Warriors Bar in New York City — at least in Manhattan. The bar definitely had a local vibe and would begin to fill up an hour or two before big games. It wasn’t just for the Warriors, but would bring Bay Area sports fans for 49ers and Giants games, too.
Unfortunately Finnerty’s bar has permanently closed, so where do Golden State Warriors fans that live in NYC go to watch Dubs games with other fans? That’s a question that’s been asked several times over on Reddit without many solid answers.
Plug Uglies is the GSW Bar in NYC?
One name that does pop up a couple times is Plug Uglies located in Gramercy. Owned by the same people that ran Finnerty’s, it seems like this bar is the way to go. The bar’s website is pretty bare bones and doesn’t give any hints that it’s a Warriors bar. They do link off to their social media and going by their Instagram and Twitter, there’s definitely a Golden State presence. Here’s their Instagram:
Looking good, but maybe the social media person favors the Warriors? I’d like some more proof that Plug Uglies is the GSW NYC bar of choice. So we went to their Twitter and their most recent tweet on Plug Uglies’ Twitter account shows a bunch of Golden State fans celebrating a Steph Curry three pointer during the 2022 NBA Finals:
That all but confirms that at least Plug Uglies’ social media person is a Golden State Warriors fan and that’s good enough for me. Though reviews say that Plug Uglies doesn’t have the same vibe – according to redditors at least — it looks like Plug Uglies brings in Golden State fans for the NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals. We’ll see you there. Go DUBS!
With phase two rolling out in New York City on Monday, June 22, the city allowed barbers, salons, playgrounds, retail stores, business offices, churches, restaurants and cafes all to open up for business again. Continue reading “Phase II: A list of East Village, LES restaurants now offering outdoor and sidewalk seating”
|If you’re a Citi Bike member then you may have received an email this afternoon with some great news. Citi Bike’s Ebikes will be available this winter. No date has been announced, so we’ll only have that timing to look forward to.
While the company was planning on having the electric bikes back earlier, they needed extra time to prepare the new bikes and complete safety testing. After feedback from members, the company also took the opportunity to announce a lower e-bike pricing structure (yay!). Check out the lower pricing for Citi Bike’s E-Bikes:
Lower e-bike pricing
Citi Bike is updating their pricing, which was a $2 charge on every ebike ride.
- Annual Members will pay a $0.10/minute ebike charge.
- Members’ ebike charges will be capped at $2 for rides 45 minutes or less beginning and/or ending outside Manhattan.
- Two minute wait time removed to make it easy to swap from ebike to classic bike (and vice versa).
- Non-Members will pay a $0.15/minute ebike charge.
- Reduced Fare Bike Share Members will pay a $0.05/minute ebike charge.
We’ve always loved the public bike system — affordable and convenient, well worth the annual membership fee.
Extra time fee changes
Starting January 15, the public bike system owned by Lyft is also updating extra time fee. The current “late fees” are currently $2.50 for every 15 minutes over the allotted time — for Annual Members and Single Ride riders.
- Annual Member fees will be $0.15/minute after the included 45 minutes.
- Single Ride fees will be $0.15/minute after the included 30 minutes.
The new, per-minute pricing model is being promoted as one that will save riders money by only charging them for the time they use. Are you excited and want more and more and more electronic bike info? Read more about all the changes at Citi Bike’s blog.
The Alphabet City Target is here and the mega-company made a huge unintended splash by re-purposing the iconic awning of legendary punk venue CBGBs to announce their grand opening. Continue reading “Just how punk rock is Target? As punk as their CBGB graphic tees”
Cava Grill was founded in Washington D.C. seven years ago and has started to expand their reach in New York City with two new locations set to open in Midtown. The two new Cavas are planned for Bryant Park (11 West 42nd St.) and another at 1385 Broadway near 38th St. Continue reading “Cava Grill continues aggressive expansion in New York City, nationwide”
One of our favorite coffee shops has closed. We just learned that Whynot Coffee has been closed for about a week now — as Bowery Boogie reported “movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done” on November 13th. Continue reading “Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint”
Around 11:30 PM last night, several Alphabet City / East Village residents reported hearing 8-10 loud pops of unmistakable gunfire. EVGrieve reported that the shots happened on Avenue C between East 11th and 12th street on the east side of the street in the C-Town shopping plaza. Continue reading “Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night”
Sweetgreen wants you to “Fall for these new bowls”. The new fall menu appeared last week across New York City re-introducing the popular Curry Cauliflower from last year. Continue reading “Sweetgreen launches 2017 fall menu with Curry Cauliflower, Fish Taco bowls”
Back in mid-July, Citi Bikers in the Lower Side Side/East Village received an email announcing that the Citi Bike station at 14th street and Avenue B would be removed. Continue reading “Removal of 14/B Citi Bike valet station causing capacity problems in East Village”
It’s a cold and rainy evening and you’re in your comfortable house wear or favorite Pokemon pajamas. What’s more perfect than getting hot cheesy pizza delivered to your home while you binge-watch your shows of choice? Continue reading “Does &PIZZA do delivery and how to use their app”
&pizza, the fast casual, custom pizza joint that originated in Washington D.C., was giving away free pizzas to those that clicked on their Instagram sponsored post. Continue reading “Yes, &pizza is giving away free pizzas via an Instagram Sponsored Ad”
Wow, I went to &pizza for the first time last night and was amazed by their custom, fast casual pizza concept (but was less impressed by their ampersand naming). Continue reading “The promo code for ‘&Pizza’ (andpizza) for $5 off a pizza with unlimited toppings”
Hale and Hearty: Let Them Have Soup If you’ve spent anytime in New York City the last few years then you’ve definitely seen an influx of fast casual restaurants pop up around the city. Continue reading “The Hale and Hearty promo code good for $2 discount off soup (2017)”
Over the years, it’s been interesting to see what is and was considered healthy. Continue reading “Here’s a Dig Inn promo code for $5 off your next meal at DIG”
If you’ve spent anytime in New York City the last few years then you’ve definitely seen many of the juice bars that have popped up, and continue to pop up, all around the city. Continue reading “The Liquiteria promo code and good for $2 discount off juices (2018)”
From the beginning, TodayTix‘s mission has been to make theater accessible to a wider audience. They’ve spent the past three and a half years working to bring their vision to life — from expanding to new markets and forging partnerships with some of the greatest theaters in the world Continue reading “TodayTix redesigns logo, refreshes app and launches new advanced tickets feature”
It’s been ten years since sweetgreen first opened their original location in Washington D.C.. Since then the local and fresh-focused salad chain menu has changed significantly. Continue reading “List of all 60+ sweetgreen’s salads, warm bowls, and seasonal menu items”
Ost cafe’s last day in the East Village/Alphabet City will be Sunday, February 26th, 2017 according to a note that was posted on their window today. Continue reading “Ost Cafe Closing: Last day in East Village is Sunday, Feb 26, 2017”
After Hurricane Sandy, New York City changed the way they labeled areas that were at-risk for flooding.
Did all the David Barton gyms close? Unfortunately yes, the popular gym has closed all their locations in New York City.
Continue reading “Whoa! All David Barton gym locations have suddenly closed in NYC”
Despite a pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2009 and spending over a decade in California, if you had suggested that I have salad for a meal even three years ago, I would have scoffed at you and ended our friendship. Continue reading “The sweetgreen promo code good for $3 off sweetgreen”