Comic-Con comes to New York City’s Javits Center from October 9-12, 2014. Indulge in your inner nerd and enjoy panels, screenings, games and costumes galore. While the Javits Center is in a rather Spartan neighborhood, we’ve highlighted the go-to restaurants and bars nearby.

Photo Credit: City Sandwiches

Photo Credit: City Sandwiches

City Sandwich
649 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(646) 684-3943
www.citysandwichnyc.com

A 15-minute walk from the Javits Center, City Sandwich is further than a quick lunch will allow. But budget the time between Comic Con events; the sandwiches are worth the walk to Ninth Avenue. Every sandwich starts with scooped out bread, ensuring an optimal filling-to-bread ratio. Try the Todd ($10.95), which is similar to a BLT with pancetta in place of bacon and a honey Dijon sauce in place of mayo. Or, tuck into the Dave ($10.95). The ‘wich features Italian sausage, kale, tomato, pepperoncino and melted mozzarella.

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(credit: ivanramen.com)

Gotham Market
600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 582-7940
www.gothamwestmarket.com

The Gotham West Market food hall is host to all things food, from Blue Bottle coffee to Brooklyn Fare kitchenware. And don’t forget the restaurants! Grab tapas at Seamus Mullen’s El Colmado, charcuterie at Cannibal or sandwiches from Court Street Grocers. But Ivan Orkin Slurp Shop is Gotham West’s can’t-miss spot. Famed Ivan Orkin’s first US ramen shop, Slurp Shop offers ramen like the Classic Shio. The steaming bowl includes two long-simmered broths, pork belly chashu and chewy rye noodles.

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Photo Credit: Lansdowne Roade

Photo Credit: Lansdowne Roade

Lansdowne Roade
599 10th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 239-8020
www.lansdowneroadnyc.com

This no-frills Irish bar makes some of the best buffalo wings around, but the menu doesn’t stop at wings. You’ll find buffalo chicken nuggets, buffalo hummus, buffalo chicken sandwich and their specialty: buffalo nachos. Tortilla chips are piled high with buffalo chicken, tomatoes, scallions, guacamole and ranch dressing. Grab one of their 10+ draft beers and dig in.

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Photo Credit: Ovest Pizzeria

Photo Credit: Ovest Pizzeria

Ovest Pizzoteca by Luzzo’s
513 W 27th St #2
New York, NY 10001
(212) 967-4392
www.ovestnyc.com

Chelsea’s Ovest Pizzoteca is an outpost of East Village Luzzo’s. A stone’s throw from the Highline, this former auto-body shop serves up wood-fired pizzas and paninis well into the night. Try the aptly named Ovest pizza ($11/$19 depending on the size) with mozzarella, tomato sauce, spicy salame, ricotta, black pepper and basil. Or, try the Allessandro pizza a cono ($11). The stuffed cone-shaped pizza features mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, cherry tomatoes and parmigiano.

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Photo Credit: The Pony Bar

Photo Credit: The Pony Bar

Pony Bar
637 10th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 586-2707
www.theponybar.com

Head to Pony Bar on 10th Ave for a post-Comic Con drink. The bar’s one and only focus is craft beer, and the choices abound. You’ll find twenty well-curated domestic drafts on tap and two hand-pumped cask ales; the only bottles available are Bud and Bud Light. What’s more, Pony Bar offers happy hour – $1 off all drafts – Saturday and Sunday between 4:20 and 5:20 p.m.

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