2013 was another great year for NYC pub crawling. We enjoyed our many bar/pub/tavern visits around the five boroughs and look forward to many more in the year(s) ahead! Our favorite bar opening of 2013 was Houston Hall in Manhattan’s West Village. We had the pleasure of visiting Houston Hall in late January.
Pub Crawl NYC wishes you a Merry Christmas!
Located at 713 8th Avenue (at 45th Street), Iron Bar is the latest addition to the Hell’s Kitchen craft-beer NYC bar crawl. Offering 45 tap beers and a fairly standard bar food menu plus pizza, Iron Bar is rather spacious. The bar area has hightop and regular seating. Beyond a flight of stairs that seemingly leads nowhere, a back lounge-y area where a projection screen TV awaits.
Located at 479 Third Avenue in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, Lucey’s Lounge is a chill cocktail bar. Lucey’s offers 20 house cocktails, 15 bottled beers and 10 wines by the glass. The spot has an antique/vintage feel to the space, along with a small outdoor area in back. Although it’s slightly off-the-beaten-path, Lucey’s is worth a visit (or two).
We came across a Thrillist feature recently, exhibiting their 33 best dive bars in the United States. The link to the article is here: http://dld.bz/cUQyx. Of these 33 bars, only two are located in New York City, both in Brooklyn (Sunset Park’s Irish Haven and Williamsburg’s Turkey’s Nest). Alas, none listed in Manhattan. True dive bars are nearly extinct in Manhattan nowadays.
We’ve been on a NYC bar crawling tear recently around Manhattan. We’ve had the opportunity to visit numerous bars, including such recently-opened spots as Chelsea’s One Star, LES’ Paulaner Brauhaus and Rochelle, UES’ The Supply House. All four spots are worth visiting. Upcoming reviews of these four and others forthcoming.
The annual NYC Santa Con takes place this Saturday, December 14, starting at 10am. More info here: http://nycsantacon.com/
A new local brewery in the northern tip of the District of Columbia (at 6400 Chillum Pl NW), Three Stars is one of several new microbreweries in the District. Our visit was within 30 minutes of closing time, just enough to taste their four free samples! Well worth a visit if you find yourself in Washington, DC. We look forward to our next visit.
Located at 16 West 36th Street, Suite 36 is another upscale sports bar for Midtown South. Attracting the after-work crowd, Suite 36 feels a bit like the Ainsworth chain. Food menu looked intriguing, with a unique take on gastropub and bar fare. A decent tap beer list of a dozen or so offerings is available. We look forward to a return visit.