Bar Food Bracket Final Four: Where to Eat These Classic Bar Foods in NYC

By Kelly Dobkin  |  March 26, 2014

Our March Madness-inspired bar-food bracket is down to the final four foods: Buffalo wings, French fries, onion rings and calamari. If you haven't voted yet, click here to get in on the action.

You might suddenly start craving these snacks after you do that, so check out where to get some of the best versions these foods below.

Buffalo wings

-B&B Winepub:  Chef Josh Capon offers Chicken Lollipops with Asian BBQ or spicy buffalo sauce at his SoHo burger destination. ($13) 25 West Houston Street

-Pork Slope: Dale Talde's ode to a Midwest college bar offers up wings in Buffalo, BBQ, or broken chili sauces in two sizes for $7 or $13. 247 5th Ave.

French fries

-The Breslin: The thrice cooked "chips" that come with April Bloomfield's delectable lamb burger are some of the crunchiest in town ($21 with the burger). 16 West 29th Street

-Balthazar: The classic pommes frites at the Parisian inspired SoHo mainstay are the standard to which all others are held. Note you must order a steak, burger or sandwich to get 'em. 80 Spring St.

Onion rings

-Royale: This Alphabet City burger den is known for its superlative take on the barroom classic ($4.25). 157 Avenue C.

-Bareburger: This health-conscious burger chainlet does a mean onion ring. Bonus: you can get a combo of rings and fries with any sandwich for $5.75, or on their own for $4.25. Multiple locations


-Frost: This red sauce joint in E. Williamsburg does a classic take on the old-school Italian-American appetizer for $15. 193 Frost St.

-Lure Fishbar: The crispy calamari appetizer at this SoHo seafood spot is fried to perfection and smothered in a smoked chili glaze ($16). 142 Mercer St.