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Best Hockey Bar New York 2001 - McHales

Don't bother asking the bartenders at MCHALES to turn the TV to the Knicks game. "Everyplace else watches basketball," says owner Jimmy McHale. "We're totally hockey here." McHale was a junior hockey teammate of Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Mullen, who, with his brother Brian, amazingly rose from the West Side's asphalt roller-hockey rinks to the NHL. Despite the always changing display of vintage hockey photos and modern hockey memorabilia, McHales also caters to theater-district stagehands, usherettes, and performers—the back room is filled with Broadway posters—who come in after work for the great burgers. But even among them, there's always lots of high-level hockey talk.
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