A review of Broadstone in Manhattan’s Financial District

Located at 88 Broad Street (at the corner of Stone Street) in Manhattan’s Financial District, Broadstone Bar & Kitchen is a multi-level gastropub / craft-beer bar by the same folks behind the Pig N Whistle Irish pubs.  The main bar is on the ground level, while the main dining room is on the second level.  There’s also a third floor space available for private parties.  The fare is mainly small plates, sandwiches and salads.  The beer selection features numerous regional and local craft-beers, both draught and bottled.  Broadstone even makes a point to highlight its local New York City beers (see second photo below).  Broadstone is a solid spot for you to add to your next evening of bar hopping around Stone Street.

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Brooklyn craft-beer bar Cardiff Giant’s tap beer selection

The tap selection from a recent visit to the craft-beer bar, Cardiff Giant, is shown below.  Cardiff Giant is located at 415 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill section.  While the location is slightly out-of-the-way, Cardiff Giant is well worth a visit for some great New York State craft beers.

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A review of Captain Dan’s Good Times Tavern in Brooklyn

Located at 497 Greene Avenue (at the corner of Nostrand Avenue) in Brooklyn, Captain Dan’s is a solid neighborhood bar that feels as though it’s been around for quite a while (even though it opened for business in early 2016). Captain Dan’s has seven draught beers plus a full bar. They offer specialty cocktails, frozen drinks and beer/shot combos. The food is a mix of bar and comfort fare.  In good weather, there are a few tables in the outdoor area along Greene Ave.  Captain Dan’s is an all-around solid spot.

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A review of Lantern Hall in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg

Located at 52 Harrison Place in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg, Lantern Hall, located in what looks like an old garage, is part café / part beer bar.  Opening for business as early as 8am on weekdays, Lantern Hall serves coffee until 4pm.  The beer selection included 12 draught beers, a mix of local and U.S. craft beers.  During our mid-afternoon visit, the space definitely had a café-that-serves-beer vibe to it, but we imagine that vibe changes to full-on beer bar in the later hours of the day. We found Lantern Hall’s staff friendly and helpful.  Lantern Hall is definitely a spot to visit on your next East Williamsburg NYC bar crawl.

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Happy Half-way to St. Patrick’s Day!

Just six months to go until one of the best NYC bar crawl days of the year!  Our NYC Bar of the Day: Slainte Bar, located at 304 Bowery in Manhattan’s East Village.

NYC Oktoberfest pub crawl on Saturday, September 17

Here’s a NYC bar crawl with an Octoberfest theme for Saturday, September 17.  Ulyssses is sponsoring their annual Octoberfest on Stone Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.  It’s an opportunity for some bar hopping along Stone Street and visit Ulysses and other nearby establishments, such as Vintry, The Growler and Adrienne’s.  Details in the announcement below (courtesy of Ulysses’ website):

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To mark the first Monday Night Football matches of 2016

Since two of the teams playing on Monday, September 12 include the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers, our co-NYC bars of the Day: Hibernia, located at 401 West 50th Street in Manhattan’s in Hell’s Kitchen and Finnerty’s, located at 221 Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village.

September 9th marks the 166th anniversary of California statehood

Our NYC Bar of the Day: Pacific Standard, located at 82 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.

Our thoughts on Labor Day 2016

Because it marks the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day always brings a touch of sadness to us at Pub Crawl NYC.  Summer in NYC offers many opportunities of beautiful weather for NYC bar crawls and other city exploration.  September is still a good weather month in NYC and, if lucky, October can be as well.  But, those two months just aren’t quite the same as June, July and August.  Either way, we look forward to many more NYC pub crawls in the months ahead.  Happy Autumn!

A review of Brooklyn Barge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Located at 3 Milton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Barge is Brooklyn’s version of Manhattan’s Frying Pan.  Brooklyn Barge occupies a small floating barge docked on the East River and also encompasses a section on land next to the docked barge.  The barge is the main bar area and where patrons can order food and drink.  Back on land is the kitchen where patrons can pick up their food orders as well as some tables for eating and drinking.  The views of Manhattan are spectacular and patrons can easily spend all day here soaking up the sun on a late summer’s day.  The spot is out-of-the-way, but it’s well worth a visit.

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