Located at 6 Murray Street in Manhattan, Manhattan Proper takes over from many previous occupants of this address (including Nathan Hale’s, KD Connelly’s and Copper Barrel over the last decade). The theme at this address continues evolving (from dive bar to semi-dive/beer bar to purported gastropub/sports bar, a la the Ainsworth/121 Fulton). We visited too early to taste the food menu (kitchen was not yet open), so we’ll need to return for that. Since the previous incarnation (Copper Barrel), the layout is similar, but the look/feel is fairly different. Gone is the large beer selection (still eight beers on tap, but the bottled beer selection leaves something to be desired), still spacious seating in the back half of the space. The half-dozen large, flatscreen TVs remain, so this is still a good spot to watch the game. Pub Crawl NYC hopes that Manhattan Proper can distinguish itself from its previous incarnations, but the location (at the nexus of Tribeca, Civic Center and the Financial District) will present a challenge.
What are your thoughts on Manhattan Proper?