ABC the Tavern has snagged this award from such glitzy up-and-comers as Market Garden, Town Hall, Nano Brew and Bier Market. Why? Probably because it feels entirely authentic. With bar bowling, an all-business pool table on the balcony level and more happy hours than regular hours per day (it feels like), this neighborhood watering hole has been unaffected by the urban-playground-ization of West 25th. It's a tavern to re-connect with neighborhood pals, order that beer your parents had at their wedding, and watch the brave bartenders throw out the drunkards and ne'er-do-wells who love the deals as much as you do. We couldn't recommend any bar more highly.
1872 West 25th St., 216-861-3857, abcthetavern.com.