A guide to the best bars on Staten Island

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It’s often call the forgotten borough and for good reason. Many New Yorkers never make the trip to Staten Island at all. But that’s a shame because some truly great bars are pouring some truly great drinks just a ferry ride away. Here are our picks for the best bars on the island.

Jimmie Steiny’s Pub
Address : 3 Hyatt Street Staten Island, NY 10301
Hours : 11am-3am everyday

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A massively popular neighborhood watering hole that also caters to tourists and out of borough visitors as it’s just a block away from the Staten Island Ferry. Budget friendly drinks and pub food make this saloon style bar a local favorite. Karaoke night is every Thursday and they even have a internet jukebox for all of your singing desires.

PLAY Sports Bar
Address : 2 Sneden Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312
Hours : 11am to 4am Mon-Sat Sun 12pm to 4am

College style sports bar that offers 75 different brews and an outdoor beer garden. Its usually packed to the gills whenever a New York sports team is playing. Offers a DJ and an assortment of local bands to perform from Thursday to Saturday. There are wonderful opportunities to get an intense game of beer pong, darts, and you can dance to your favorite jams to their jukebox.

The Beer Garden
Address: 1883 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314
Hours : Mon to Sat 11am to 4am Sun 12pm to 4am

Laid back and relaxed environment that offers a beer sampler menu, gluten-free munchies and plays crowd-pleasing rock music on Thursday with bands like Weezer & Nirvana blasting through the speakers. Offers a Happy Hour special (Mon-Thurs 4 to 7, Friday 3 to 7) that include 2 for 1 drinks, $5 pizza, and half priced appetizers.

Millers Ale House
Address : 2883 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314
Hours : Mon-Thurs 11am-1am Fri-Sat 11am-2am Sun 11am-12am

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This all-american sports pub chain is most known for its dirt cheap prices (where else can you get a cocktail for $4?) and its traditional bar menu that includes loaded fries and nachos. With many beers on tap you are sure to drink all night for a reasonable price. There is lots of energy flowing through here with bartenders screaming orders back and forth, servers hustling burgers and beers through to patrons, and rock music cranking through the speakers. 40 TV’s, $10 margaritas, and the biggest platter of nachos you and your friends can eat while drinking tap beers until your Uber comes.

5. Lee’s Tavern
Address: 60 Hancock Street Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-12:30am Fri-Sat 11:30am-1:30am Sun 12pm-12:30am

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A divey old school tavern with charming hole-in-the-wall decor. Most known for its bar style pizza pie that offers clams as its most popular topping. Wash the pizza down with a draft or bottled beer, white or red wine that will certainly not burn your pockets at all. Name one dive bar off top that has prime rib and Cajun chicken pasta while distributing cheap brews? Longtime regulars dominate this tavern.

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