Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lower Manhattan bars we look forward to visiting

During this Pokemon GO craze, we’ve learned of several new Manhattan bars to open below 14th Street.  Over on Avenue B, Virgola has opened its third location at 221 Avenue B.  Just a few blocks south of Virgola, the bar Lucky has opened in the old Boxcar Lounge space at 168 Avenue B.  Finally, further south in the Lower East Side, Paloma Rocket, a craft-beer, serve-yourself spot has opened at 7 Clinton Street. As always, after we’ve had a chance to visit these spots, we’ll provide you with a brief review.  Stay tuned.

A review of The Baroness in Long Island City, Queens

Located at 41-26 Crescent Avenue in LIC, Queens, the Baroness is a craft-beer / wine bar in a part of LIC that sorely needs such a spot. There’s been significant development of residential and office real estate nearby, but, sadly, little in the way of quality bars. The Baroness doesn’t disappoint. Twelve quality beer taps, including a few from nearby Queens’ breweries. Several more bottled beers are also available.  Twenty or so wines available by the glass.  A limited food menu includes burgers, salads and wraps.  If you feel like pub crawling through Astoria, you can begin or end your bar crawl at The Baroness.

The Baroness