Monthly Archives: November 2012

Only one more month of bar crawling in 2012

Hard to believe that today is the last day of November. The year 2012 has flown by, seemingly, just like many other recent years. NYC has seen some great new bars open up this year, particularly some additions to the Hell’s Kitchen Beer Bar Crawl, including Beer Authority at 300 West 40th Street and New York Beer Company at 321 West 44th Street. If you enjoy quality beer, you need to visit these two spots. Here’s hoping a few more quality beer spots open for business in the month of December.

New bars we need to visit

Several new spots have either just opened for business or are about to open.  We look forward to bar hopping/pub crawling to these new spots.  Two in Manhattan’s Lower East Side have caught our attention: Subject at 188 Suffolk and Todd’s Mill at 162 Orchard.  Another spot, Dolan’s, at 533 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen wasn’t on any of our usual sources; we just passed by it the other day.  That’s our favorite way of learning about recently-opened establishments!  As always, we’ll provide brief reviews of these (and other) spots in the coming days and weeks.  Stay tuned.

The Holiday Season is upon us!

Thanksgiving has come and gone.  We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday.  December is just around the corner, and with it, Holiday parties and the like.  We hope to get on a pub crawl before the end of 2012.  If you’re looking for a pub crawl with a Holiday theme, the folks at Santa Con NYC are having their annual event on Saturday, December 15.

A visit to Hair of the Dog on Manhattan's Lower East Side

The folks behind Jake’s Dilemna, Down the Hatch et al are at it again.  This time, they’ve set up a location at Orchard & Stanton.  If you’ve been to their other locations (and there are many around Manhattan), this one is similar.  A sports bar (we counted 20 television monitors during our visit) offering numerous drink specials depending on the day the day of the week, Hair of the Dog is actually in a good location because the Lower East Side really doesn’t have a place like it.  There aren’t many sports bars south of Houston and not too many bars period that are open during the daylight hours in this nabe.  Like their other locations, Hair of the Dog opens at 11am daily and goes late into the night.  If you’re looking for something a little different next time you’re out in the LES, check out Hair of the Dog.

The main bar area


In the other room, two beer pong tables were set up