Local West’s Address: 1 Penn Plaza New York, NY 10119 (near 8th Ave. – Midtown West)
Local West’s Phone Number: (212) 629-7070
More Info On Local West: MenuPages.com
Local West, in Midtown West, is definitely not a “cool” NYC hotspot. However, if you find yourself in the neighborhood and want to catch a game or need a place to meet a group of friends for drinks before heading to Madison Square Garden, you really can’t go wrong. This sports bar is a good place for outdoor drinking (there’s a patio on the second floor), big groups, business drinks, casual dates, cheap drinks, first dates, finding one night stands, small bites and people watching.
Good For Outdoor Drinking and Eating: If you can make your way through the crowds of (oddly) mostly non-locals and up the stairs, you’ll find your way to a hidden gem of outdoor after-work drinking. Bask in the sun as you melt the day’s stress away with as many incredibly cheap drinks as necessary.
Good For Large Groups: There’s plenty of space both inside and out and it’s a fun place to casually mingle. Also, as previously mentioned, the location makes it a good spot for drinks after work and/or a meeting spot pre-concert or game at Madison Square Garden.
Good For Business Drinks: If they’re very casual and you’re meeting with people who like to relax and watch sports.
Good For One Night Stands: Most of the people here need a place to crash in the city anyway…
Good For Small Bites: Meaning there are a lot of options for shared dishes, not necessarily that they’re quality. But, still – it works.
Good For First Dates: Again, if it’s really casual and you’re just meeting up to feel things out/not sure you’re super interested.