Monthly Archives: June 2015

A review of Brooklyn Colony in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Located at 274 4th Avenue on the Park Slope/Gowanus border in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Colony is a spacious sports bar, just a few blocks south of the Union Street R-train stop. The space has three different areas. A few video games greet patrons just past the entrance. The main bar area immediately follows. Past the bar area is a fairly large seating area. Eight draught beers are available, along with a full bar. Several TVs are available for your sports viewing pleasure. Brooklyn Colony has a daily happy hour that runs 3 – 7pm and has Live Music on some nights.

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A review of Dog & Duck in Sunnyside, Queens

Located at 45-20 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens, Dog & Duck is a recently opened gastropub / neighborhood corner bar. Dog & Duck offers 14 tap beers, including a few Queens-brewed beers. Food is a mix of bistro and upscale bar fare. Dog & Duck’s layout is half bar / half dining seating, along with a few high-top tables in front. For warm weather months, Dog & Duck has offers a few sidewalk seats along 46th St. This is a great spot and we look forward to returning here on our next Sunnyside NYC bar crawl!

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A review of Sid Gold's Request Room in Manhattan's Chelsea

Located at 165 West 26th St in Manhattan’s Chelsea, Sid Gold’s Request Room takes over from the former Tillman’s spot. Part cocktail bar part piano bar, Sid’s main bar takes up the front area of the space; the back lounge is where the grand piano action takes place. Sid’s cocktail piano starts nightly at 7pm and karaoke starts at 9pm. If you’re looking for some great cocktails and opportunity for some sing-alongs, Sid Gold’s Request Room is your spot!

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A review of John Doe Craft Bar & Kitchen in Manhattan's NoMad

Located at 253 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, John Doe is a beer bar / gastropub (in the former Lulu & Me space). John Doe offers nearly 20 tap beers and another 20 or so bottled canned beers. The layout is fairly spacious with a small amount of outdoor seating available in good weather. John Doe is open for lunch/dinner everyday of the week. We noted that their bottomless weekend brunch offering includes their two house beers (a rarity to offer beers during bottomless brunch). Food menu includes bar snacks and bistro fare.  John Doe is a great spot for your next NYC pub crawl through NoMad.

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A review of Holland House in Manhattan's Midtown South

Located at 30th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Midtown South, Holland House is a recently-opened beer bar just south of the Empire State Building. Holland House is spacious and offers nearly 40 quality tap beers plus several dozen bottled beers. This spot doubles as a sports bar. Holland House offers lots of window seating available for people watching along 30th or fifth. Food offerings consist mostly of upscale bar and bistro fare. Holland House is a great spot for after-work drinks. We look forward to returning here on our next pub crawl through the nabe.

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A review of Banter in Forest Hills, Queens

Located at 108-22 Queens Blvd in Forest Hills, Queens, Banter is a solid Irish bar and Grill. Twenty tap beers and nearly 75 mostly Irish whiskeys are available. Banter offers a great opportunity for people watching at the corner of Queen Blvd and 71st Road. Banter’s layout is half bar / half dining area. For food, Banter offers great pub fare, plus burgers and salads. Banter offers breakfast (8am opening!) and brunch on weekends. Banter is great spot for any Forest Hills bar crawl!


A review of Dynaco in Brooklyn

Located at 1112 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, Dynaco is a craft beer bar offering 12 quality tap beers.  Dynaco’s bar area takes up most of the space. There are two booths right by the entrance. A great spot for a cold winter’s day (though we visited on the opposite of that).  Dynaco is a great spot for your next craft beer bar crawl through this part of Brooklyn.  Dynaco is cash only.