Nightlife

Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden

Nestled alongside Sushi Izakaya on the second floor of the hotel is a quaint patio with communal tables, a bar stocked with 15-plus craft beers, sake, wines by the glass, frozen beer, a ping pong table and a wide array of board games that can be played. Snacks—including pork rinds and sansho popcorn—are prepped and served cold, while plates of pork meatball curry with crispy scallion and quail egg, oxtail onigiri, and pork belly are on offer from the kitchen. M-F 5 pm-10 pm, Sa & Su noon-10 pm. 

Boat Basin Cafe

Sunset over the Hudson River is the main draw of this alfresco waterside bar/restaurant, serving pitchers of frozen daiquiris, burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. Weather permitting, this outdoor restaurant is open as early as late March through the end of October. L & D (daily). $

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Czech Republic beers and food (beef goulash, pork schnitzel and pierogies) rule in this 100-year-old open-air pub. The sprawling outdoor space reigns as the original New York beer garden. M-Th 5:00 pm-1:00 am, F 5:00 pm-3:00 am, Sa noon-3:00 am, Su noon-midnight. $$

Boobie Trap

The name sounds punny, but it holds some truth. This joint in Brooklyn's burgeoning Bushwick neighborhood features beer taps that protrude from a mannequin's breasts. The atmosphere is divey-chic, with mismatched chairs, brightly colored lights, board games and breast-themed coloring books. Don't expect fancy cocktails, but do expect cheap barbecue. L & D (daily).

Botanica

This gritty bar in the middle of bustling Houston Street approximates a dive bar with its mismatched furniture and dark lighting, but attracts a trendy hipster crowd. M-F 5 pm-4 am, Sa & Su 6 pm-4 am. $

Bounce Sporting Club

Vintage black-and-white sports photos on antiqued oak walls surround the 4,000-square-foot space, where every seat has an unimpeded view of one of the 30 flat-screen HDTVs. L & D (daily). $$$

Bowery Ballroom

Host to indie and alternative bands, this 575-capacity Beaux Arts theater has a subterranean bar and is known for its acoustics. Times/prices vary.

Bowery Poetry Club

Poetry slams and open-mic nights comprise the roster of activities at this Downtown, beatnik-inspired art space. Show times and hours change daily.

Bowlmor Lanes

Located in the former newsroom of The New York Times, Bowlmor Times Square has 48 lanes, comfy banquette seating, floor-to-ceiling video screens, an awesome arcade with interactive video games and a menu chock-full of tasty food and drinks. Wine, beer and cocktails complement the generous list of wings, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, salads and sweet treats. Su 11:00 am-midnight, M-Th 2:00 pm-midnight, F noon-3:00 am, Sa 11:00 am-3:00 am. $$

Boxers NYC

This sports bar for gay men features plasma screens, pool tables, beer on tap and brick oven pizza. Su 1:00 pm-2:00 am, M-Th 4:00 pm-2:00 am, F 4:00 pm-4:00 am, Sa 1:00 pm-4:00 am. $$

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