Kettle of Fish


in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Step into this former Jack Kerouac hangout, full of couches and plump chairs, and prepare to stay for a while because the crowd is simply beguiling. It's a dive bar, a sports bar and a gay bar in one, and everyone mixes happily.

There are stacks of board games to while away the time, as well as a dart board. And if you get hungry, the barkeeps can offer menus from nearby restaurants that deliver here. The owner is a Packers fan, so expect raucous activity on game days.