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As usual, there are numerous bars opening up all around NYC’s five boroughs. Some Manhattan spots that we look forward to including on some of our near future NYC bar crawls include Caledonia, Bar Fortuna and Good Story. Caledonia is a Scottish whiskey-focused spot, located at 424 Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This is the sister spot to the Caledonia on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Bar Fortuna is another fancy cocktail / wine bar for the Greenwich Village neighborhood, located on the second floor above the restaurant Casa Apicii at 62 West 9th Street. Lastly, Good Story is a rooftop spot atop the Arlo Hotel at 231 Hudson Street in west Soho. After we hit these spots, we will provide brief reviews on them in this space.
Located at 4 Bleecker Street in Manhattan’s NoHo, Ghost Donkey is a cocktail bar and redux of Madame Geneva (same owners). As the bartender explained to us, only few changes to the space have been made: festive ceiling lights and a miniature (fake) donkey mounted on the back wall. The photo below shows that donkey.
Best wishes for the New Year! Our New Year’s Resolution: More NYC bar crawls in 2017!
We view Rock & Reilly and Sean’s Bar & Kitchen, both located in Midtown, as a tie for the best new bar openings of 2016 for Manhattan. We visited both on a NYC pub crawl in late May 2016 and enjoyed our visits to both spots immensely. Both spots possess a friendly and helpful staff along with a quality craft-beer selection. We look forward to returning to both spots on future NYC bar crawls in 2017 and beyond!
We view Do or Dive, located at 1108 Bedford Avenue, as the best new bar opening of 2016 for Brooklyn. Do or Dive, from the same owners as Skinny Dennis and Lucky Dog (among others) in Williamsburg, has a solid retro vibe, along with a good beer selection. Add in the friendly staff and Do or Dive is our favorite new Brooklyn bar of 2016. Check back later this week for our best new 2016 bar opening for Manhattan!
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We view Passage Irish Bar & Kitchen, located at 40-11 30th Avenue in Astoria, as the best new bar opening of 2016 in Queens. Passage has a solid beer and whiskey selection; add in the friendly staff and ambiance and you get the best new bar in Queens. Fantastic spot for your next NYC pub crawl through the neighborhood. We look forward to returning here in 2017 and beyond!