We took a short walk through the area recently. In short, many of the bars remain closed. Only Jeremy’s Ale House and Meade’s were open for business at the time of our brief tour. Everything else we passed by was not open, including Heartland Brewery, Fresh Salt, Stella, Keg 229, Bin 220, Nelson Blue and the Paris Cafe. If you know a more detailed status of any of these bars, please drop us a comment or email. We hope every single establishment can re-open. We’ve enjoyed all of them on several occasions. Below are a few photos from our tour.
After being out of town one weekend and enduring impact of Hurricane Sandy the next, we are eager to get back to bar hopping around the five boroughs! Where to pub crawl this weekend? We still have several new establishments to check out, especially some Lower Manhattan spots, such as Cocktail Bodega in LES and Pouring Ribbons in the East Village. We hope these spots were not adversely impacted by Sandy. It’s also about time to visit Greenpoint/Williamsburg again.
Note: The following post describes a crawl we did just prior to Hurricane Sandy.
A few good craft beer spots in and very close to Union Square. On a recent Saturday, we visited three of them.
Heartland Brewery (35 Union Square West). Say what you want about this now five-location-chain Manhattan spot. Their beer is still top-notch. We enjoyed the Red Rooster Ale on this occasion. Typically, Heartland serves five year-round beers and another two or three seasonals.
Lillie’s (13 E. 17th Street). The Victorian-themed spot offers nearly 20 tap beers and, on this visit, Lillie’s had a live band playing Irish music.
Wildwood BBQ (225 Park Avenue South). More restaurant than bar, this BBQ spot offers 12 tap beers and another 30 or so bottled ones. The bar appetizers were solid as well (try the Jumbalaya!). Unfortunately, no photos here as our camera had run out of power.
We badly wanted to go to Little Town NYC (118 East 15th Street), but it was too crowded, so we had to end our crawl early.
We’re just about back to normal here at Pub Crawl NYC. We understand that there are many out there who still face enormous challenges following Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are with them. We hope to return to our regular posting schedule later this week.