Located at 306 West 39th Street in Manhttan’s Hell’s Kitchen, Rattle N Hum, one of NYC’s top beer bars, recently opened its second location. This second location of Rattle N Hum is sure to challenge nearby Beer Authority. Like its original location, this Hell’s Kitchen version of Rattle N Hum also offers 40 frequently-rotating craft beers and is significantly more spacious than the original. If you like NYC beer bars, then you need to visit Rattle N Hum West.
Located at 191 Smith Street in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, Fawkner is a new neighborhood bar for this Brooklyn nabe (in the old Ceol space). From the same owners as the Bell House about a mile to the southeast in Gowanus, Fawkner offers frequently-rotating local craft beer and classic cocktails. A limited food menu is also available. Fawkner is spacious with three main sections: a bar area, a small booth seating area next to the kitchen and a third seating area beyond the kitchen. Friendly staff and good drinks make Fawkner, a must –visit on your next NYC pub crawl through the area.
Located at 180 Orchard Street on the 15th floor of the Hotel Indigo on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Mr. Purple is a rooftop bar. The main liquid draw here is the cocktails. One other remarkable fact of Mr. Purple is its operating hours: open most days as early as noon. We know of few NYC rooftop bars that are open prior to 4pm! It’s also worth noting that the main view is of downtown Manhattan, though there is a view of midtown from the outdoor deck on the west side of the space. M. Purple is a great spot and worth a visit next time you’re bar crawling through the LES!
Located at 273 13th Street in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Paddy’s is a recently-opened neighborhood bar in the southern edge of this residential part of Brooklyn. Space is fairly small (this is the old Lucky’s spot) with several high top tables as the only seating option aside from the bar. There was still some work going on in the space during our mid December visit. We think this will be a good spot. Definitely check it out if you live/work nearby.
Located at 1025 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Whiskey Burger is a new beer/ whiskey bar in the former Mark Bar space. Twelve quality draft beers and dozens of whiskeys are the main liquid draw here. As its name suggests, Whiskey Burger’s food menu focuses on burgers. The spot has three TVs above the bar tuned to sports. Solid spot to visit next time you’re bar hopping / crawling through North Greenpoint.
Located at 12-23 Jackson Ave in Long Island City, Queens, Bierocracy is a recently opened beer bar / beer hall for LIC. Twelve beer taps are mainly focused on Central European imports, along with a few American craft selections available. A square bar surrounded by communal high top and standard tables. Friendly and helpful staff. A great spot and the winner of our favorite Queens bar opening of 2015.
Continuing our thoughts on NYC breweries this week, we came across a recent piece from the Brew York blog containing information about all breweries currently in operation across the five boroughs of NYC. We’ve visited some of these breweries and we hope to visit all of them eventually. Perhaps as part of a long-term five-borough brewery pub crawl across NYC! What are your thoughts on the brewery scene in NYC? Leave a comment and let us know.
One of the first new NYC bars we hope to visit in the New Year is Strong Rope Brewery, located at 574A President Street on the Gowanus/Park Slope border in Brooklyn. According to its website, Strong Rope Brewery’s tap room is open Thursdays – Sundays, noon until 10pm. After our initial visit, we will have a brief review. Stay tuned.
Our Best Wishes for the new year. Our New Year’s resolution: More pub crawls in 2016!