Located just north of GW bridge at 839 W. 181st St, La Cheile (pronounced Le Kayla, loosely meaning “together” in Gaelic), is an Irish Pub in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. La Cheile offers offers 12 tap beers and a mix of bar/bistro fare. Friendly staff. La Cheile’s layout is a bar half and a restaurant half. Add in the friendly staff and La Cheile is definitely worth a visit when you’re in this part of Upper Manhattan.
Located at 647 E. 11th Street (just west of Avenue C) in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, Sliders is a small sports bar/sort-of beer bar. Sliders offers eight draught beers and about two dozen bottled beers. Three HD TVs hover over the bar. Exposed brick walls. As the name implies, the bar are includes a great selection of sliders. Sliders is a great destination for when you are pub crawling along Avenue C!
Located at 647 Grand Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Grand Bar & Grill is a new spot for the Grand Street bar crawl. A sizeable bar area greets patron in front and a restaurant area in back, separated by a short corridor. A 12-tap beer system serves quality beers. The spot feels as though it’s been here for a while. Food menu includes a raw bar. In addition, the rest of the food menu can be described as a mix of bistro with a bit of comfort food mixed in. Cocktails are also featured on the menu and each one costs (only!) $10. Grand Bar offer beer& shot specials. Definitely worth a visit when you’re pub crawling along Grand Street.
Our co-NYC bars of the day, both located in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen: Shorty’s at 576 Ninth Avenue; Hibernia Bar at 401 West 50th Street.
Located at 524 Grand Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, The Grand National is a new sports bar for Williamsburg! Picking up where Kingsland (we hardly knew ye) left off, this spot offers eight large TVs tuned to multiple games. For beer, there are ten taps (a mix of quality and not-so-quality) as well as ten more available by bottle/can. Ten cocktails featured at (only) $10. Food menu consists mainly of standard bar food.
On December 5, 1933, Prohibition officially ended in the United States.
Our NYC bar of the day: Windy City Ale House, located at 7915 Third Avenue in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge.
Located at 6 St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan’s East Village, Barcade St. Mark’s is actually the second location of Barcade to open in Manhattan (by a matter of months). The first Manhattan location opened earlier in 2014 and is in Chelsea (and we’ll have a brief review on that later this month). The original Barcade is located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. We’ve been big fans of the Williamsburg location for years. Less spacious than the Williamsburg location, the St. Mark’s location of Barcade is has the same feel: A solid craftbeer bar combined with two dozen or so 1980s era video games. Simply a fantastic spot and a great new addition to the East Village NYC craftbeer bar crawl!