Monthly Archives: February 2015

Eight beers you should stop drinking now

We recently came across an informative article discussing beer and beer ingredients at the following URL:

Our Thoughts:

Regular readers to this space know that we at Pub Crawl NYC are craft-beer fans.  So, we rarely find ourselves drinking any of the eight beers mentioned in the article (with the exception of an occasional Guinness).  Most of these mass-produced beers will contain adjuncts, such as rice or corn (which are cheaper ingredients than barley malt).  Better to stick with beers made at smaller (and preferably local) breweries.

A review of Arrogant Swine in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Located at 173 Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Arrogant Swine is a solid beer and Carolina BBQ spot. Arrogant Swine looks as though it’s in a former garage space.  There’s a long bar area offering 20 quality tap beers, including a few local NYC beers. The BBQ kitchen is in the back.  After ordering drinks at the bar, patrons can order food at the kitchen counter and return to sit in the bar area.  Arrogant Swine’s staff brings your food to you.  The only drawback to this spot is that it’s a 5-6 minute walk from the nearest L-train stop.  However, we find Arrogant Swine well worth going out of your way for!

Arrogant Swine

A review of Cooper's in Manhattan's Chelsea

Located at 169 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea, Cooper’s has opened a second location of the craft beer bar, originally of the East village.  Twenty-four taps of solid craft beers available and the bar rotates the taps often.  Can’t decide on a beer to order?  Coopers offers five ounce samplers for sale as well.  The space is divided into two: Main bar area in front half and then another seating area with a small bar up a few steps in the back half. We look forward to returning here.  Cooper’s Chelsea is great spot for any Chelsea craft beer bar crawl.

Coopers Chelsea

Union Square NYC Beer Bar crawl loses a spot

We are disheartened to report that Heartland Brewery’s original Union Square location has closed for business.   A recent walk by showed that the space was up for lease (see photo below).  We’ve had numerous NYC pub crawls pass through the Union Square Heartland Brewery.  It was a great space, with tasty craft beer and a friendly staff.  We will miss this location terribly.  But, Heartland has three other locations in Midtown, so we look forward to visiting Heartland on our next bar crawls in Midtown.

Heartland Closed