WHY HERE: The ceilings are low and the inhibitions are even lower for drinkers at this rickety, uber-popular haunt. Come for the cheap (cash only!) drinks, stay for the incredible jukebox and people watching. Oh, and the bartenders might seem a little cranky at times, but rest assured that they have your back.
WHY NOW: Many worried that the hazy magic of The Chart Room would evaporate when the place changed owners after 40 years in 2015. Never fear, though. It’s still as gloriously dingy as ever and waiting for you to sidle up to the bar.