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.
It was 228 years ago on this date that New York State ratified the United States Constitution, becoming the 11th state to do so. Therefore, July 26th is a great day to drink some New York State beer and eat some New York State food. A great beer bar for the occasion is Little Town NYC in Manhattan’s Union Square, which focuses on NY beer and food. Today is also a great day for a NYC pub crawl!
Now that the 2016 Republican Convention is complete, celebrate with a NYC pub crawl! The Pokemon Go-themed NYC pub crawls continue this weekend; this time in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This bar crawl starts at 7pm at Barcade. More info here.
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.
Our NYC Bar of the Day: Jadis, located at 42 Rivington Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
On July 10, 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state to join the Union. Our NYC Bar/restaurant of the Day: Any one of the Jackson Hole burger locations around the five boroughs.
Happy 240th Birthday to the good ol’ USA. Our NYC Bar of the Day: Fraunces Tavern, located at 54 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Our NYC bar of the day: Ontario, located at 559 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.