Located at the corner of Broad and Stone Streets in Manhattan’s Financial District, Broadstone Bar & Kitchen is a gastropub / craft-beer bar that opened for business just last week. After we have a chance to visit Broadstone on our next NYC pub crawl through the area, we’ll provide a brief review in this space.
According to at least two sources (New York Times and DNAinfo), Chumley’s, located at 86 Bedford Street in Manhattan’s West Village, will finally reopen on September 6 after nearly a decade of closure following a wall collapse inside the space. Chumley’s started business back in the 1920s as a true speakeasy during the Prohibition in the U.S. We’ve visited Chumley’s on numerous NYC pub crawls over the years and are very happy to learn that it will re-open in just a few weeks.
It’s been a while since our last bar crawl through the northwestern corner of Brooklyn. In that time, Fresh Kills, a cocktail spot named after the old Staten Island landfill, opened at 161 Grand Street. A bit further north, Falcon Laundry, a cocktail bar with a rooftop, opened at 65 North 7th Street. Finally, Brooklyn Barge Bar, located at 3 Milton Street in Greenpoint, is an outdoor spot open for its first full summer. We hope to make it to Brooklyn Barge Bar before the summer of 2016 is over. We look forward to describing each spot briefly in this space.
We haven’t pub crawled through Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens recently. Since our last visit, a handful of cocktail-focused spots have opened. Le Boudoir, at 135 Atlantic Avenue, is a French cocktail and wine bar. Approximately a mile east, just south of Atlantic Avenue at 104 Bond Street, is Robert (connected to the restaurant Building on Bond, aka Bob). Further south and west from Robert, at 387 Court Street, is August Laura, in Italian cocktail bar. Once we’ve visited these spots, we look forward to providing brief reviews in this space.
Located at 93 Bowery in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Bowery Beer Garden is a ground-floor outdoor beer bar in the Wyndham Hotel (which also houses the rooftop bar Rooftop 93). The space fits nicely into the entry area surrounding the lobby. Thirty two draft beers are the main liquid draw here, along with a limited full bar. Given the quantity of draft beers available, some beer geeks may find the overall quality of beers slightly disappointing. While there are a handful of good craft beers, too many of the 32 are rather easy to find, either macro brews or widely available craftbeers. Aside from the main bar, the space is taken up by primarily hightop tables. Bowery Beer Garden is a good spot to visit before summer is over and catch the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Our NYC Bar of the Day: Butterfield 8, located at 5 East 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
During this Pokemon GO craze, we’ve learned of several new Manhattan bars to open below 14th Street. Over on Avenue B, Virgola has opened its third location at 221 Avenue B. Just a few blocks south of Virgola, the bar Lucky has opened in the old Boxcar Lounge space at 168 Avenue B. Finally, further south in the Lower East Side, Paloma Rocket, a craft-beer, serve-yourself spot has opened at 7 Clinton Street. As always, after we’ve had a chance to visit these spots, we’ll provide you with a brief review. Stay tuned.
It was 228 years ago on this date that New York State ratified the United States Constitution, becoming the 11th state to do so. Therefore, July 26th is a great day to drink some New York State beer and eat some New York State food. A great beer bar for the occasion is Little Town NYC in Manhattan’s Union Square, which focuses on NY beer and food. Today is also a great day for a NYC pub crawl!