Pub Crawl NYC took a break from bar hopping to view a unique sunset. Manhattanhenge, when the sunset lines up exactly with the east-west streets in Manhattan. Looking west from 14th and 4th:
Total number of days crawled: 3
Total number of miles walked: 7
Total number of hours crawling: 13
Total number of bars visited: 16
Check back over the next several days for some brief reviews of spots visited.
Pub Crawl NYC will be crisscrossing Manhattan during the long weekend. The plan is to hit a number of recently-opened spots. Check back over the next several days for some of the highlights of these bar visits.
Memorial Day weekend just may be Pub Crawl NYC’s favorite weekend of the year. Sometimes it’s good to go away, other times, it’s good to stick around town and go on a NYC bar crawl or three. The weather almost always delivers and it’s the unofficial beginning of summer. It was on a Memorial Day weekend long ago that we participated in our very first pub crawl. So, whether you’re staying in town or traveling for the long weekend, have a great time, stay safe and happy pub crawling!
Located in the southwest corner of Bryant Park, the Southwest Porch (Southwest as in the airline) offers a medium-sized outdoor area for imbibing. The place is commercial (the servers wear Southwest airline T-shirts and peanuts are served in the typical airline-sized pouch). If you can get passed that, the place is a decent option for afterwork drinks, especially now that the warm weather has arrived.
Now that the warm weather is (finally) here, I started thinking about outside drinking spots. In particular, I like Stone Street in the Financial District, Bohemian Hall in Astoria and the Chelsea Brewing Company located at the Chelsea Piers. What is your favorite outdoor drinking space in the five boroughs? Share your thoughts here.
The East Village Beer & Burger crawl, organized by Thrillist. More details here: http://rewards.thrillist.com/deal/9680/burger-week-burger-crawl
Upper East Side Spring Bar Tour starting at 1pm, organized by Lindy Promotions. More details here: http://www.lindypromo.com/fliers/UESSp12_WebFlier.jpg
Toby’s Public House, located at Kenmare and Mulberry Streets in Manhattan. Pub Crawl NYC has visited their original location, located at the southern fringes of Brooklyn’s Park Slope. Part pizzeria, part bar, the Brooklyn location offered some good food and a small, but solid craft-beer selection. If the Manhattan location is anything like it, then Toby’s Public House is a spot you’ll want to visit sooner rather than later.
Have you visited Toby’s Public House yet? Share your thoughts here.
We’ve recently read that Pony Bar is about to open a new location on the Upper East Side on First Avenue. If the new location is anything like the original (20+ taps, frequent rotation, affordable 14-oz. pours), that would be fantastic. The Upper East Side is a bit thin when it comes to having a craft-beer focused NYC bar crawl. So, the addition of a new Pony Bar would go a long way to filling that void.
What new bars are you looking forward to visiting? Share your thoughts here.
On a recent walk by the southeastern corner of Allen & Delancey Streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it was noticed that some work was being done inside the establishment formerly known as White Slab Palace (we wrote about White Slab Palace’s closing in a post mentioning the paring down of the LES craft-beer focused NYC bar crawl). The doors and windows were open and two people were working on the bar area. The physical bar was still in the same place as before. Do you know what is going into this spot? Pub Crawl Brooklyn would like to know! Share your comment here.