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.
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
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.