Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 6 marks the 225th anniversary of Massachusetts statehood

Why is an NYC bar and pub crawl site marking this occasion?  Well, regular readers of this space know that not only do we enjoy pub crawling, but also enjoy delicious American craft beer.  One can argue that the craftbeer revolution we’ve been witnessing around the U.S. for the last three decades began with Samuel Adams Boston Lager, which got its start in Massachusetts.  So, if you have a chance today, raise a glass of Sam and toast to Massachusetts and the craft beer revolution.

A brief review of The Cricketer's Arms in Manhattan's Tribeca

The Cricketer’s Arms, located at 57 Murray Street, is gastro pub in the southern reaches Tribeca in the old Uncle Mike’s space (and A&M Roadhouse, for those who remember that spot).  A nice addition to the Murray Street NYC pub crawl, this spot offers some authentic English pub fare (Ploughman’s salad, anyone?).  Beer selection numbers around a dozen on tap, with a focus on English beers.  A few interesting bottled craftbeers available.  Overall, good spot.  Definitely something different for Tribeca.

Are new spots opening in Manhattan at a quicker rate than normal?

Maybe it’s just us, but we feel as though since 2013 began, more new spots have been opening than usual.  Perhaps it’s just a seasonal thing, or a glut of liquor licenses at the New York State Liquor Authority only recently got approved.  Whatever the case, through our usual sources, we are learning of three new bars per week in Manhattan versus the usual rate of one to two.  Some new spots we’d like to pub crawl to include The Headless Horseman (near Union Square), Pennsylvania 6 (near Penn Station) and the new location of Milk & Honey (near Madison Square Park).  We’ll keep you informed of our progress!