It is here once again, our favorite month of the year! There will be numerous Irish NYC pub crawls around the city. We’ll provide info on some. If you would prefer to create your own pub crawl, we can help, free of charge! We just ask that you visit and “like” our facebook fanpage first, www.facebook.com/pubcrawlnyc and follow us on twitter (@nycpubcrawl). We’ve been to the overwhelming majority of bars across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. And we’re happy to share our wealth of knowledge. Drop us a note on FB.
As we near the end of NYC Craft beer week, we want to share this Gothamist article: http://gothamist.com/2015/02/24/nyc_brewery_guide.php. It’s an informative summary of the new breweries that have opened in the last one or two years in the five boros of NYC. Now that gives us a good idea for a NYC bar crawl…
We recently came across an informative article discussing beer and beer ingredients at the following URL: http://earthweareone.com/8-beers-that-you-should-stop-drinking-immediately/
Regular readers to this space know that we at Pub Crawl NYC are craft-beer fans. So, we rarely find ourselves drinking any of the eight beers mentioned in the article (with the exception of an occasional Guinness). Most of these mass-produced beers will contain adjuncts, such as rice or corn (which are cheaper ingredients than barley malt). Better to stick with beers made at smaller (and preferably local) breweries.
Located at 173 Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Arrogant Swine is a solid beer and Carolina BBQ spot. Arrogant Swine looks as though it’s in a former garage space. There’s a long bar area offering 20 quality tap beers, including a few local NYC beers. The BBQ kitchen is in the back. After ordering drinks at the bar, patrons can order food at the kitchen counter and return to sit in the bar area. Arrogant Swine’s staff brings your food to you. The only drawback to this spot is that it’s a 5-6 minute walk from the nearest L-train stop. However, we find Arrogant Swine well worth going out of your way for!
Our NYC Bar of the Day: Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, located at 346 W. 46th Street in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.
Our NYC Bar of the Day: Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern, located at 54 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Our choice for solid Manhattan wine bars include Maslow 6 and Another Room (both on West Broadway in Tribeca) and Ayza (two locations, one in the West Village and one in Midtown South).
Located at 169 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea, Cooper’s has opened a second location of the craft beer bar, originally of the East village. Twenty-four taps of solid craft beers available and the bar rotates the taps often. Can’t decide on a beer to order? Coopers offers five ounce samplers for sale as well. The space is divided into two: Main bar area in front half and then another seating area with a small bar up a few steps in the back half. We look forward to returning here. Cooper’s Chelsea is great spot for any Chelsea craft beer bar crawl.
We are disheartened to report that Heartland Brewery’s original Union Square location has closed for business. A recent walk by showed that the space was up for lease (see photo below). We’ve had numerous NYC pub crawls pass through the Union Square Heartland Brewery. It was a great space, with tasty craft beer and a friendly staff. We will miss this location terribly. But, Heartland has three other locations in Midtown, so we look forward to visiting Heartland on our next bar crawls in Midtown.