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Where to Go for the Best Cheap Bar Food

For this year’s edition of Cheap Eats, the Underground Gourmet ranked their top 101 spots for affordable meals in all five boroughs. Here, we highlight the five best bar-food spots from that list.

The Commodore

We recommend the chicken club with a Cadillac-nachos chaser. 366 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-218-7632


A serious beer bar with a serious chef leads to such great things as sweet fried cipollini tidbits and world-class Welsh rarebit. 615 ­Manhattan Ave., nr. Nassau Ave., Greenpoint; 718-389-6034

Pickle Shack

What better with a Dogfish Head ale than a pile of deep-fried Dogfish Head-infused Hop-Pickles, brined right around the corner? 256 Fourth Ave., nr. Carroll St., Gowanus; 347-763-2127


It’s hard to find better fish-and-chips, never mind an Israeli Scotch egg. 200 Clinton St., at E. Broadway; 212-233-0124


Emmett’s dares to serve its patrons Chicago-style deep-dish. Bar fights have erupted over lesser provocations. 50 Macdougal St., nr. King St.; 917-639-3571

*This article appears in the June 30, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.

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