December 5 marks the 84th anniversary of the end of Prohibition in the United States

December 5, 2017 marks the 84th anniversary of the end of U.S. Prohibition. On this date in 1933, Utah became the 36th U.S. state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution (achieving the required 75% of states to approve the amendment). This ratification overturned the 18th Amendment, which outlawed alcohol in the United States. So, how will you be marking the anniversary today, with a pub crawl in NYC perhaps? Leave us a comment below to let us know!

Bars we look forward to visiting in Lower Manhattan

There are always numerous NYC bars on our to-visit list.  Two spots in Lower Manhattan we hope to experience sooner rather than later are Vin Sur Vingt and The Fernbar.  Vin Sur Vingt, located at 66 West Broadway, has opened its third location in the southern edge of Tribeca (in addition to its West Village and Upper West Side locations).  If this third location is anything like the first two, we expect a solid, French-focused selection of wines.  Over in the East Village, Fernbar, located at 166 First Avenue (near 10th Street) appears to be a new neighborhood spot.  We wish we knew more about Fernbar.  If you have any thoughts on Fernbar, please share them in the comment space below.  Once we’ve had a chance to visit these two spots, we will post brief reviews of both in this space.

Bars we look forward to visiting in Astoria, Queens

There are always numerous NYC bars on our to-visit list.  Two spots in Astoria we hope to visit sooner rather than later are The Wolfhound and The Highwater.  The Wolfhound, located at 38-14 30th Avenue (near Steinway Street), bill itself as a modern neighborhood Irish bar featuring a rotating draught beers as well as fine whiskeys and scotches.  Located just a few blocks to the south and west is The Highwater, located at 34-20 Broadway.  We gather that The Highwater is a tropical bar and grill spot.  We hope it’s a great addition to any Astoria Broadway NYC pub crawl.  After we’ve had a chance to visit these two spots, we will post brief reviews of both right here.