A review of The Spaniard in Manhattan’s West Village

Located at 190 West Fourth Street in Manhattan’s West Village, The Spaniard (though not really Spanish) is a Gastropub / Whiskey Bar from the same owners as nearby bar Wilfie & Nell.  The Spaniard is set in the old Boxer’s space.  While The Spaniard’s general layout is the same as Boxer’s, the dive-y feel of Boxer’s is long gone.  Generous window seating for people watching at the corner of Barrow and West Fourth Streets.  In addition to the notable Whiskey selection, the craft-beer includes several delicious options.  For a bar snack, try the Buffalo duck wings!  We look forward to returning here on our next NYC bar crawl through the neighborhood.

The Spaniard

A review of Local & Vine in Manhattan’s West Soho

Located at 282 Hudson Street in (way) West Soho (or is it Hudson Square?), Local & Vine is a wine and beer bar that serves solely wine and beer produced in New York State.  The space is rather small with a 8-seat bar and only a few lounge-like low lying tables.  Local & Vine opens daily by 4pm with Happy Hour until 7pm and the spot is experimenting with weekday lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  While we hope Local & Vine is successful with its lunch hours, the space does feels more like an after-work/evening/late night spot rather than a day drinking spot.  Either way, we look forward to returning to Local & Vine on our next NYC pub crawl through the neighborhood.

Local & Vine

A review of Chelsea Bell in Manhattan’s Chelsea

Located at 316 8th Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea, Chelsea Bell is a solid craft-beer, picking up where the (short-lived) World of Beer left off.  The layout of Chelsea Bell is almost identical to that of World of Beer.  Plenty of seating just after the entrance, with the bar located toward to back of the space.  Over 30 mostly-quality tap beers are available, plus numerous more bottled beer options.  Chelsea Bell opens for business daily Monday through Sunday by 10am.  Numerous TVs are tuned to sports and Chelsea Bell is a good spot for watching overseas soccer.  Add in the friendly staff and Chelsea Bell is a great stop for any Chelsea NYC craft-beer bar crawl.

Chelsea Bell