We spent a few recent afternoons in Queens; specifically in Long Island City, Astoria and Forest Hills. Some bars we visited, among others, included Open Door LIC, Singlecut Beer Brewery in Astoria and The Flying Pig in Forest Hills. All are worth visits and we’d look forward to returning to them. Over in Brooklyn, we recently visited Lake Street in Greenpoint and Pine Box Rock Shop in Williamsburg. Reviews of some of these spots forthcoming.
It was 225 years ago on this date that New York State ratified the United States Constitution, becoming the 11th state to join the Union. It’s a great day to drink some New York State beer and eat some New York State food. A great beer bar today would be Little Town NYC in Union Square, which focuses on local beer and food. It’s also a great day for a NYC pub crawl!
Located at 221 East Broadway on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Eastwood is a small-ish spot just a few blocks north of Seward Park. The place has eight tap beers and a chill vibe to it. A small kitchen offers assorted bar snacks and Eastwood offers two-for-one happy hours on weeknights. It’s definitely worth a visit next time you’re going out in the LES.
Located at 247 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Pork Slope is a BBQ/craftbeer bar. It’s almost like a grown-up version of Brother Jimmy’s for Park Slope. The spot is long and narrow with a pool table in back, so it has that bar feel to it. Pork Slope offers 20 tap beers and 20 bottled/can beers, so it’s definitely a good addition to the Park Slope NYC beer bar crawl. The food offerings, which we did not sample, appear to be standard BBQ fare. Overall, it’s a spot that’s a bit different for Park Slope.
Located at 225 North 8th Street (at Driggs Avenue, in the location formerly known as K&M) in Williamsburg, Roebling Sporting Club feels like a sports bar from a generation ago. No unnecessarily gigantic TV screens or several dozens of TV screens that bring about sensory overload. Just six TV monitors and some seating in the bar area as well as more seating in the back beyond the bar area. On the warm weather weekends, the place caters to the various softball and other sports teams that play in nearby McCarren Park. Six tap beers are offered. Roebling Sporting Club is cash only.
Located at 499 Driggs Avenue (at N. 10th Street) in Williamburg, Brooklyn, Isle of Skye is a Scottish whiskey and beer bar. Located at the basement level of the building, Isle of Skye has lots of exposed dark wood and feels like it would be a great spot to visit during the winter. Of course, if you’re in the mood for some whiskey, scotch or beer, than any season is fine for a visit! Isle of Skye offers over 100 types of the amber-colored liquid and 12 tap beers and 18 bottled beers, so it does not quite make the cut for the Williamsburg NYC craft-beer pub crawl. The spot also offers weekday happy hour specials, 4-7pm. We look forward to returning here.