Monthly Archives: December 2014

A review of Bernheim & Schwartz in Manhattan's Morningside Heights

Located at 2911 Broadway, Bernheim & Schwartz is a spacious restaurant and beer hall across the street from Columbia University.  Eleven house beers brewed by Greenpoint Beerworks as well as wine and a full bar available. Design of the space is so effective, you’d think the spot has been here for a long time. Food menu is mostly bistro fare.  Bernheim & Schwartz is a must-visit for any beer geek!

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Bernheim & Schwartz 1

A review of Brownstone Bar & Grill in Downtown Brooklyn

Located at 277 Gold St (at Tillary) in the northern edge of Downtown Brooklyn, Brownstone Bar & Grill fills a certain void of bars in the immediate area.  The bar half of the space greets patron upon entrance. Several high top tables and a square bar with seating on three sides takes up most of the bar area. The restaurant half is just beyond a short corridor beyond the bar area.  For beers, Brownstone offers nearly 20, mostly quality tap beers, including a few from nearby Brooklyn breweries.  In addition, 25 or so bottled beers.  Food offerings are somewhat limited and include bar apps, sandwiches and entrees. Five HDTV screens are tuned to sporting events.

Brownstone B&G

A review of La Cheile in Manhattan's Washington Heights

Located just north of GW bridge at 839 W. 181st St, La Cheile (pronounced Le Kayla, loosely meaning “together” in Gaelic), is an Irish Pub in Manhattan’s Washington Heights.  La Cheile offers offers 12 tap beers and a mix of bar/bistro fare. Friendly staff.  La Cheile’s layout is a bar half and a restaurant half. Add in the friendly staff and La Cheile is definitely worth a visit when you’re in this part of Upper Manhattan.

La Cheile

A review of Sliders Bar & Grill in Manhattan's Alphabet City

Located at 647 E. 11th Street (just west of Avenue C) in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, Sliders is a small sports bar/sort-of beer bar.  Sliders offers eight draught beers and about two dozen bottled beers.  Three HD TVs hover over the bar.  Exposed brick walls.  As the name implies, the bar are includes a great selection of sliders.  Sliders is a great destination for when you are pub crawling along Avenue C!


A review of Grand Bar & Grill in Brooklyn's Williamsburg

Located at 647 Grand Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Grand Bar & Grill is a new spot for the Grand Street bar crawl.  A sizeable bar area greets patron in front and a restaurant area in back, separated by a short corridor.  A 12-tap beer system serves quality beers.  The spot feels as though it’s been here for a while.  Food menu includes a raw bar.  In addition, the rest of the food menu can be described as a mix of bistro with a bit of comfort food mixed in.  Cocktails are also featured on the menu and each one costs (only!) $10.  Grand Bar offer beer& shot specials.  Definitely worth a visit when you’re pub crawling along Grand Street.

Grand Bar and Grill