In the past couple of months, the craft-beer focused LES NYC bar crawl has been pared down by two spots. A recent post on eater.com indicated that Stanton Public will turn into an exclusive lounge/nightclub spot called The Elsinore. Moreover, I’ve passed by White Slab Palace several times of late to see the windows covered in brown paper (usually not a good sign). A fairly recent post on grubstreet.com confirms the closure. It’s unfortunate to lose not one, but two solid craft-beer spots in that nabe. Here’s hoping some new beer bars open in the LES sooner rather than later.