The Bad Old Days
This watering hole serves as a meeting places for local hipsters and other regulars. There are books lining the walls ranging from art history texts to poetry and plays. They have a long and extensive happy hour, as well as a great selection of signature cocktails. My personal favorite touch: fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, which can be combined with any liquor for a well drink. The Bad Old Days provides a number of board games and other entertainment, including “shitty movie” and bingo nights. The space is cozy, with plenty of private tables, several couches, a fireplace, and a small outdoor space on the mostly quiet Cypress Ave.
The Bad Old Days is located at 1684 Woodbine St, Ridgewood, NY 11385.
This dive bar and neighborhood favorite is deceptively spacious inside. Through past the front, which includes a long bar and booths of various sizes, is more space for sitting as well as a pool table and a small kitchen serving snacks, bar food, and novelties (my personal favorite is the bar nachos). They also have a special cocktail list and a wide selection of beers on tap. The zany decorations and lights give the bar a unique atmosphere and cater to the whimsical nostalgic in everyone. The bar welcomes dogs, and generally seeks to be a place where your needs and desires can be met. There are more or less weekly events and film screenings, including taco Tuesdays and weekend brunch. Their website is bare bones, so stop by and check out the weekly specials yourself!
Aunt Ginny’s is located at 652 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385.
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