Best Place to Take Out-Of-Town Guests - 2011
Nye's Polonaise Room
Nye's is the quintessential Nordeast experience—funky, unself-conscious, and hip. The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band, the mainstay entertainment at Nye's Polonaise Stage, has been playing "Beer Barrel Polka" several times a night for charmed audiences since 1975. Every Friday and Saturday night, revelers of all stripes prance to the music on a crowded dance floor. Meanwhile, in the famed piano bar, out-of-town-guests can grab the mic and belt out their favorite tune. All this led Esquire magazine, a few years back, to name Nye's the best bar in America. Have a few dirty martinis while tucked into a gold-flecked banquette and Nye's deep wood paneling and rich red carpet spin into a weirdly wonderful place where everyone gets along and anything seems possible. If out-of-towners have seen anything like it before, the next round is on us.