Monthly Archives: July 2014

A review of City View Lounge in Manhattan's Chinatown

Located at 93 Bowery (at Hester), the City View Lounge is a rooftop spot atop the Wyndham hotel.  The spot is bi-level with the indoor section located on the 18th floor and a seasonal outdoor space one story above.  The view is north to Midtown and it offers an unobstructed view of Midtown.  There are not too many bars in that immediate section of NYC, so City View Lounge fills a bit of a void.  We look forward to a return visit here on our next pub crawl through the area.

City View at Wyndham

Williamsburg bars we look forward to visiting

It’s been a little while since we last pub crawled through Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  On our radar for our next bar crawl through the area are two beer bars, JackBar and Randolph Brooklyn, both of which are located on the South Side.  We’ve been to the original Randolph location in Manhattan’s NoLita.  We hope Randolph Brooklyn is similar to the original spot.  Further east, a Brooklyn location of the East Village’s Blind Barber has opened recently. Blind Barber is a speakeasy, located behind a barbershop.  We will have reviews of these and other spots shortly after our visits.

A review of Sky 31 in Manhattan's Chelsea

Located atop the Holiday Inn at 30 West 31st Street, Sky 31 is another stop for the Empire State Building view rooftop NYC bar crawl.  The space is outdoor only, so we imagine that Sky 31 has to be a seasonal operation of sorts.  Still, the space has spectacular views both north to Midtown and south to Lower Manhattan.  Sky 31 is worth a visit this summer.

Sky 31

Bushwick bars we look forward to visiting

It’s been a long while since our last bar crawl through Bushwick, Brooklyn.  During that time, numerous spots have opened up that we look forward to visiting.  Among others we hope to visit sooner rather than later are Left Hand Path, Three Diamond Door and The Rookery.  We’ve heard good things about each of the three places.  We will provide our take on these spots in forthcoming posts.

A review of The Ship in Manhattan's Soho

Located at 158 Lafayette Street, The Ship is a new artisanal cocktail spot, opened by a one of the folks from Little Branch (in Manhattan’s West Village).  The Ship is a bit hard to find because, unless you know the exact address, you may walk right by the front entrance (the name of the bar is on the front door, but the entrance is somewhat obscured).  After entering, visitors walk down a hallway, past the restrooms and then descend a flight of stairs, into the main bar section.  There’s bar seating at the back wall and then tables available for parties of 2-6 in the rest of the area.  Friendly staff and delicious cocktails make this place worth another visit!

The Ship