Located at 180 West Street in the northwestern edge of Greenpoint, Achilles Heel is part café/part bar. From the outside (see first photo below), this address feels as though it’s been a bar for decades, with Achilles Heel being the most recent incarnation. It’s out of the way, but worth your while. Cocktails, friendly staff and laid-back feel. Next time we’re in that section of Greenpoint, we will return to Achilles Heel.
Located at 106-11 71st Avenue in Queens, Forest Hills Station House is a combo sports bar & beer / whiskey bar located just north of the elevated Long Island Railroad Forest Hills stop. Half the space is taken up by the bar area. On either side of the bar area is seating offering two-person high-top tables. For beer, the offerings include 16 taps with a mix of NY regional beers and some craft brews from other parts of the U.S. The spot is not too spacious and has sort of a Manhattan or Brooklyn feel to it. Either way, something different for Forest Hills. Another beer bar or two in this nabe and we’ll have the makings of Forest Hills NYC craft-beer crawl.
Because it marks the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day always brings a tinge of sadness to us at Pub Crawl NYC. Summer in NYC offers numerous opportunities of beautiful weather for NYC pub crawls. September is still a good weather month in NYC and, if lucky, October is can be as well. But, those two months just aren’t quite the same as June, July and August. Either way, we look forward to many more NYC bar crawls in the months ahead. Happy Autumn!