Take the A (C, or E) Train? 8 Best Things to Eat, Drink, and Do Off the A, C, and E Subway Lines

The A, C, and E is a great train line. Sure, the C is glacially slow, and sure, it's pretty unreliable too, but the A and E are okay! 

Actually, the A trains are kind of old, but at least E trains are new!

On the real, we're into this line because it make it increasingly easy to get places that aren't the city. 

All three lines run to Penn Station (and its fancy new food court), from where you can board Amtrak trains to anywhere, or Long Island Railroad trains to Long Island, and New Jersey Transit to... New Jersey.

Plus, the E train runs all the way out to Jamaica, where you can catch the Air Train to JFK, and the A train runs all the way to Rockaway Beach, you know, the best beach in all of the city.

So we'll suffice it to say we're fond of this line. Plus, if you're a museum buff, you can check out the MoMa, Museum of Natural History, and Museum of the Moving Image from this line.

Read on to find out what other fun activities you can do on the A, C, and E lines without walking too far from the train.

1. Stag's Head (252 East 51st Street)

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Luckily, for everyone who rides the E train and loves a good time, the Stag's Head is a mere two blocks from the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street Station off the E train.

This is great news for everyone who loves happy hour. They've got a happy hour until 7 p.m. that includes a ton of craft beers for $4, and mixed drinks for $5. In case you've never drank in midtown, we'll translate that for you: it's an excellent deal.


Stag's Head is also a top-notch spot to grab a bite to eat. They've got pulled pork, nachos, chicken sandwiches, burgers, and cajun fries that are exceedingly delicious. Actually, everything on the menu is delicious.

Ride the E train to Stag's Head and eat, drink, and be merry.

2. MoMa (11 West 53rd Street)

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You've been to the Museum of Modern Art, right?

Oh what's that? You haven't? Well, you've got to get there. It's one of the most famous museums in the world, housing some really famous paintings, like "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh, "The Persistence of Memory," by Salvador Dali, and "Christina's World," by Andrew Wyeth.

They also have a really incredible room with paintings by Claude Monet that'll basically change your life. They also have some really hot exhibitions this season, with work by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. 

The MoMa is a big deal, and if you live in the city you have to get to it. Luckily, it's like four steps away from the 5th Avenue/53rd Street Station of the E train. Hooray!

3. Beer Authority (300 West 40th Street)

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Beer Authority is a real gem, especially if you're hanging out with someone who has a bus to catch at Port Authority. As you may have guessed, it's like twelve paces away from that bus terminal that really isn't our favorite bus terminal, but is really great for getting places.

Plus, Beer Authority is the same amount of paces away from the 42nd Street - Port Authority stop off the A, C, and E trains. 


At Beer Authority they've got some really delicious fries, even better Greek sliders, and nachos that haunt our dreams. Like, really.

Beer Authority is far and away the best place to grab a brew in its area. It's a diamond in the rough-- and it's really rough. It's also right beside the trains, which, you know, is a huge win.

4. Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th Street)

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Do you like fossils? What about planetariums? How about evidence of the insane evolution that brought about all the life forms on earth, as well as our own lives?

Oh, also they have this really cool exhibit right now called, "The Secret World Inside You," and it shows you all the crazy stuff that happens in our bodies all the time. We're guessing they'll describe it more eloquently than that.

If you love learning, if learning is your absolute favorite, then get on the train and get to the Museum of Natural History. Really, you're missing out if you don't. It's like twenty steps away from the 81st Street stop off the C Train, so that's another huge perk.


5. Pisillo Italian Panini (97 Nassau Street)

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When you're riding on the A or C train and you hear the train conductor say, "The next stop is Fulton Street," get off the train. Do it. You can get back on after, but get off, and get to Pisillo Italian Panini.

It'll be one of the best sandwiches you've ever had in your life.


It'll be topped with sweet, roasted salami, or fresh mozzarella, parmacotto ham, arugula, fresh tomato, and lemon oil.

It's the best kept secret in the Financial District, and it's one of the best sandwich shops in the entire city. It doesn't matter where you have to come from or how far you have to travel, the sandwiches at Pisillo Italian Panini are worth it.

6. Museum of the Moving Image (3601 35th Avenue - Queens)

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Have you visited the wonders of Astoria? If you haven't, you're missing out on some really cool stuff, one of which is, of course, The Museum of the Moving Image.

To get there, get on a Queens bound E train, and get off at Steinway Street. Then, skip the two blocks it'll take to get to the Museum of the Moving Image. You'll be glad you did.

If you love movies, it's worth it to spend a day at this museum. You'll get a look behind the scenes at movie and show productions, and it'll be amazing. Also, they have working video game machines from the golden age of video games. Yes, we mean the 80s and early 90s. 

On the real, the Jim Henson exhibit makes us cry every time, and a lot of the amazing permanent exhibits include the actual costumes from movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, and vintage magazine covers.

7. Inwood local (4957 Broadway)

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Inwood Local. It's about six paces away from the Inwood - 207th Street stop off the A train. Plus, it's a really great beer garden with refined pub, grub, and music.

You really do need to try the yam fries at Inwood Local during your time in NYC. Getting your hands on some pastrami sliders is also a move you'll be glad you made.


They've also got a beer garden in the back with outdoor heating lamps, so you can have that we're-outside-but-it-isn't-cold feeling.

All-in-all, Inwood Local is a great bar. It's got a fun vibe, good food, and a large variety of wine and beer. Get uptown and check it out.

8. Kazza Wine Bar (708 West 177th Street)

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Ride an Inwood-207th Street bound A train up to Washington Heights and get off at 175th Street to experience Kazza Wine Bar. 

It's a few paces in the subway, and if you're not used to hanging out in Washington Heights, it'll give you the shot to experience a totally new neighborhood. That's right. Without ever venturing too far from that beloved A train.

Kazza Wine Bar is casual, cozy, and has a great happy hour with giant glasses of red wine and some really tasty white sangria.

They also have some really hot DJs, and some delicious tapas. If you find yourself uptown and looking for a good time, Kazza Wine Bar is your move.

Check out 8 Best Things to Eat, Drink, and Do Off the B, D, F, and M Subway Lines in NYC

[Feature Image Courtesy FreshnessMag.com] 

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