Seen recently at the bar Brooklyn Stoops in Bed-Stuy.
Better than most of the dime-a-dozen after-work Irish Pubs, the Keg Room, located at 53 West 36th Street, is spacious, offers better-than-normal craft beer for this type of place and a friendly staff. A rectangular bar (another unusual sight for this type of establishment) greets patrons and a seating area is in back. We look forward to returning here.
In Manhattan, we finally got to Eastwood and Beverly’s, both on the Lower East Side. In Brooklyn, we found ourselves in Clinton Hill and visited Brooklyn Tap House and Emerson’s, two solid spots. Reviews forthcoming.
Here are a few spots to hit for a Flag Day NYC bar crawl:
Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. George Washington hung out here.
Loopy Doopy, rooftop bar atop Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City. Great view of Statue of Liberty and the relatively late sunset.
Pete’s Tavern, 18th Street & Irving Place in Manhattan’s Gramercy section. Among the oldest bars in Manhattan
Located at 62 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, Shorty’s expands their Craft Beer/Cheesesteak empire to a third location. If you like the other two locations, you’ll like this one. The craft beer selection numbers 30 taps and several more via bottle. The food offering is similar to their other spots as well. We just hope this location makes it. Several other establishments have set up shop at 62 Pearl Street, but did not last too long. We believe Shorty’s has the stuff to thrive here.
Here are some new spots we’re looking forward to include on a future NYC bar crawl: Watermark Bar (Pier 15 near South Street Seaport in Manhattan), Eastwood (221 East Broadway in Lower East Side) and Upright Brewhouse (547 Hudson Street in the West Village). This last spot may be more of a cafe, but we gather that it serves a solid craftbeer selection, so we’ll have to visit it and then make the bar vs. cafe determination. Always a good debate!
An article we saw in dnainfo.com shows that two of the shuttered Seaport bars will be opening temporarily in pop-up form before re-opening in their original locations later in the summer: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130516/south-street-seaport/storm-shuttered-seaport-bars-opening-wine-beer-pop-up-shop-on-pier-17
And we also learned recently that the Paris Cafe will be re-opening sometime in August!