Monthly Archives: May 2012

The excitement of Memorial Day weekend

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!

Southwest Porch at Bryant Park

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.

The main bar area
The view looking in from just outside the Southwest Porch

Some new bars Pub Crawl NYC is looking forward to visiting, part 2

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.

Some new bars Pub Crawl NYC is looking forward to visiting, part 1

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.

Is a new bar coming to 77 Delancey Street in Manhattan?

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.