Monthly Archives: October 2016

A review of the Gray Mare in Manhattan's East Village

Located at 58 Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village, The Gray Mare is a spiffed-up redux of Dempsey’s Pub.  From the same owners as the old Dempsey’s, The Gray Mare offers a dozen mostly-quality draught beers; mainly a mix of Tri-State offerings and other U.S. regional craft.  The Gray Mare is a welcoming spot and worthy of a visit on your next East Village Second Avenue NYC bar crawl.


A visit to Union Street Pub and Crow Bar in Brooklyn

Two new spots for your next Franklin Avenue NYC bar crawl!  Located on opposite corners of Franklin Avenue and Union Street in Brooklyn, these two bars opened earlier in 2016.  Union Street Pub and Crow Bar extend the growing bar scene that exists just a few blocks north along Franklin.  Both bars offer a good draught craft-beer selection.  Be sure to check out these two spots while bar hopping through the nabe.



A review of Henri's Backyard in Brooklyn

Located at 256 Fourth Avenue on the Gowanus/Park Slope border in Brooklyn, Henri’s Backyard is the sibling location of Henri on Fifth on Fifth Avenue just one block east in Park Slope.  Henri’s Backyard has a small bar and dining area inside.  The backyard is where the larger portion of the establishment is located.  The bar in the backyard has more draught beers than inside bar (18 vs. 6).  The draught beer selection is a mix of local New York beers and other regional craft beers.  The rest of the outdoor area has tables for parties of two or four.  Add in the friendly staff and Henri’s Backyard is a must-visit for your next Fourth Avenue Brooklyn pub crawl.




A review of Draft Barn in Gravesend, Brooklyn

Located at 317 Avenue X in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Draft Barn is a German/Central European beer drinking spot on an otherwise quiet block in this section of town.  In addition to the main bar area, Draft Barn has a German Beer hall-like room with long communal tables and then a sizeable outdoor drinking spot in back.  Draught beer pours are available in 16 or 32 ounces.  You’ll want to add Draft Barn to your next Gravesend NYC bar crawl.


A visit to Brooklyn's Coney Island Brewery

Located at 1904 Surf Avenue in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, the Coney Island Brewery is a must-visit on your next venture to Coney Island.  The brewery is located inside of MCU Park, the baseball stadium for the single-A New York Mets Affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones.  The outdoor seating area is larger than the small bar area inside, from which you can see the brewing tanks.  Up to ten Coney Island beers are available to sample, offered in pours of 4, 8 and 16 ounces.  You’ll probably want to visit here after you’ve ridden the Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters.