Hours: Daily 11 to 2 AM
Part sports bar, part liquor store, part Polish dive.
Stellas—in the space that briefly housed the Empty Bottle in the early 90s—is an interesting hybrid of sports bar, liquor store, and Polish dive. The bar is festooned with Christmas lights, plastic flowers, beer-flag garlands, and cardboard cutouts of Michelob models. Dont expect to watch the game on a bank of flat-screen TVs—a single tube will have to suffice, along with an uncrowded pool table, a good jukebox, and a pinball machine. Owner Stella Grace will be happy to help you navigate the bars selection of exotic liquors, which are also available for takeout. Try a shot of Old Krupnik honey vodka with an Okocim beer chaser, or Zubrowka bison grass vodka mixed with apple juice. —Bianca Jarvis