Best Columbus Avenue Bar - 2001
The bar is triangular at Mr. Bing's, and the drinks are so stiff they may actually melt your bones. The strange, circular indentation in the ceiling can resemble (depending how many drinks you've had) either a strange, circular indentation or a portal to another dimension, and on weekends the crowd is young, decidedly non-yuppie, and prone to some very serious tippling. Need we say more? OK, how about this: Vesuvio (255 Columbus) is always full of tourists; Specs' is technically on William Saroyan Place; and Tosca (242 Columbus) just feels greasy. There are other bars on Columbus, but none as Bingerrific as Mr. Bing's.