Monthly Archives: January 2014

A review of Rochelle on Manhattan's Lower East Side

Taking over the short-lived Cocktail Bodega spot at 205 Chrystie Street, Rochelle is another artisnal cocktail spot for Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  The cocktails (menu shown below) looked tasty, though we opted for one of the local craftbeers during a recent bar crawl through the LES.  We found Rochelle to be a solid spot, we hope it lasts longer than the previous place did.  Although, during our NYC pub crawling times, we’ve noted that this address seems to turnover fairly frequently.

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A review of the Supply House on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Located at 1647 2nd Ave in the old Tin Lizzie space, The Supply House has a semi- rustic feel with its exposed brick on three walls. Bar area takes up 2/3 of space, with a few dining tables in back.  Supply House offers 18 draught beers, and not a single ‘crap’ beer either.  A great addition to numerous New York City pub crawls, including a craft-beer focused NYC bar crawl.  Food menu offers a mix of comfort food and bar food.  Solid neighborhood spot; we look forward to returning on our next Upper East Side pub crawl.

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A review of MexiBBQ on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Located at 1633 2nd ave, MexiBBQ offers its second location in NYC (the original is in Astoria, Queens).  MexiBBQ offers 48 tap beers, nearly 25% of selection is locals from metro nyc, (prominently features Singlecut).  Food menu is mix of BBQ and Mexican, as the name of place implies. Space is mostly tables for eating, which makes us not want to count as a bar, but so many good beers says otherwise! This is a good spot for the Upper East Side NYC beer bar crawl .  Four TV screens tuned to sports in the main bar area.  MexiBBQ is open ‘til 1am on weeknights and 2am on weekends.  Next time you want to pub crawl through the UES, be sure to include MexiBBQ on your itinerary!

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A review of One Star Bar in Manhattan's Chelsea

Located at 147 West 24th Street, One Star bar is a no-frills bar offered by the same owners of the former No Idea bar, which was located not too far away in Gramercy.  One Star bar offers tap and canned beers only.  The bar also plays the name game: every night, people with a specific name get drink specials all night.  Overall, One Star bar seems like a chill spot.  Not too many spots like this one open up in Manhattan these days.  We aim to include One Star on our next bar crawl in New York City’s Chelsea.

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A review of Paulaner Brauhaus NYC on Manhattan's Lower East Side

Germany’s Paulaner brewery opens its first brewpub in the United States.  Located at 265 Bowery (just south of Houston Street), Paulaner Brauhaus is half restaurant/half bar.  Four house beers plus wine and cocktails are offered.  Food is a mix of German-American fare and bistro offerings.   The spot is definitely worth a visit (and it’s a new addition to the brewpub NYC pub crawl) and we look forward to returning on our next bar crawl through this area of New York City.  We just hope the posted hours of operation (5pm – 11pm) get extended significantly at some point.

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