Monthly Archives: December 2016

Our favorite new bar opening of 2016 for Manhattan

We view Rock & Reilly and Sean’s Bar & Kitchen, both located in Midtown, as a tie for the best new bar openings of 2016 for Manhattan.  We visited both on a NYC pub crawl in late May 2016 and enjoyed our visits to both spots immensely.  Both spots possess a friendly and helpful staff along with a quality craft-beer selection. We look forward to returning to both spots on future NYC bar crawls in 2017 and beyond!

Our favorite new NYC Bar opening of 2016 for Brooklyn

We view Do or Dive, located at 1108 Bedford Avenue, as the best new bar opening of 2016 for Brooklyn.  Do or Dive, from the same owners as Skinny Dennis and Lucky Dog (among others) in Williamsburg, has a solid retro vibe, along with a good beer selection.  Add in the friendly staff and Do or Dive is our favorite new Brooklyn bar of 2016.  Check back later this week for our best new 2016 bar opening for Manhattan!

December 5 marks the 83rd anniversary of the end of Prohibition in the United States

December 5, 2016 marks the 83rd anniversary of the end of U.S. Prohibition. On this date in 1933, Utah became the 36th U.S. state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution (achieving the required 75% of states to approve the amendment). This ratification overturned the 18th Amendment, which outlawed alcohol in the United States. So, how will you be marking the anniversary today, with a pub crawl in NYC perhaps? Leave us a comment to let us know!