Your favorite bar and restaurant in the East Village
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Cheer on the Houston Texans here if you're a displaced fan in NYC.
Great bourbon, whiskey and rock & roll bar underneath Billy Hurricane's. The bartender Wyatt is one of the nicest around.
Bourbon and beer are treated almost as objects of religious devotion here. Indeed, the bar’s resident “sommelier” is named Rev. Ciancio. (A must-drink: the Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA.)
Best Happy Hour in the area. 2 for 1 until 9pm.
$2 Jameson Shots, $2 NYC Lager Drafts, $4 craft drafts & well drinks
Get a shot of Cinerator!! Just ask Rob!!
Just about the best American Whiskey collection in the city. The boys behind the bar know a thing or 1000 about beer and it's a great place to watch the big game.
Try the Potato Corn Cake - W turkey, pulled pork, onion, garlic, jalapeño in a red pepper garlic sauce from Yummy Eats.
If you like great beer, bourbon & rock you've come home...PS-tickle Rob's jumblies
Both upstairs and downstairs now, this place is amazing!
Great little bar in the east village. If Rob is behind the bar, order a "watermelon smash" my fave drink ever!
Post-Hurricane Sandy, these crazies added Cheerwine to the soda gun. Only bar in NYC to do it.
If the line to the bathroom is long go upstairs to Billy Hurricanes, there are four bathrooms and they are usually empty.
The posters along the hallway leading down to Idle Hands Bar in the East Village were all donated by their earliest customers. The posters downstairs are from the owners' personal collections.
Great whiskey & craft beer spot with a metal edge. Plus, it's run by great folks. Check out events like the Iron Maiden beer release or a beer & burger pairing to songs from Appetite for Destruction.
Whiskey lovers unite! Check in here and show the bartender for a complimentary shot. Give the He'brew beer a try if you're feeling adventurous.
Free shot of Powers with every check-in? Yes, please.
Recently expanded to two floors and a kitchen, this spot delivers on its newly-edited promise: Bourbon. Beer. Food. Rock.
Best whiskey bar in town. A friendly vibe with TVs for sports fans, and single barrel rare vintage for everyone else. Kick back and enjoy.
Order food from Station B upstairs. They'll bring it to you in Idle Hands bar itself.
Maiden /Smuttynose beer pairing
They play Metal here, LOVE it!
Love the burgers from That Burger Tent upstairs. Idle Hands has fun events every week - from tastings, pairings and deals on beer passports.
Comfortable bar with a rock 'n roll twist. We highly recommend the bourbon and beer tastings.
Rob = best bartender ever
Emo night DJ set on the first Thursday of every month! "Here, you can be anything. I think that scares you...."
You can be an attractive female and come here alone without being harassed by a bunch of d-bags. In my experience, anyways.
The tater tots are out of this world
Purchase a Get Real Craft Beer Passport for $30 and get 39 beers at 39 bars from 7/31/13 to 9/3/13 including @IdleHandsBar http://bit.ly/beerpass
Great bourbon selection at quite reasonable prices, considering this is NYC. Finally tasted the 2012 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch here.... Amazing bourbon!
Highly recommend the bacon tator tots on the menu. Bacon + Tator Tots = pure genius.
Great beer and whiskey selection, especially for the $
Download the Playmysong app for your mobile phone and choose the Idle Hands Bar jukebox... then start selecting the music you want to hear!
Marc & Rev are the shit!
Here on a Monday? Get the @playmysongapp for iOS & Android!! Choose your song from IHB playlist and share your choice with friends on Twitter & Facebook!
Be sure to visit Dan upstairs at That Burger for awesome burgers and tots!! (Porto Party is ma favee!) He LOVES when you rip on the Phillies too!!
This used to be called Save The Robots in the 80s...
Any place that gives free beer or shots with a check-in gets my vote
$5 Bourbon Night!!!
They allow you to guest bartend for a night provided you can fill up the bar!
The Rock Bar. I'm not much of a Bourbon guy but their beer selection has me in love
Don't get the troeg sunshine pilsner. It tastes like a jockstrap left in the corner of a fb team's locker room