Located at 282 Hudson Street in (way) West Soho (or is it Hudson Square?), Local & Vine is a wine and beer bar that serves solely wine and beer produced in New York State. The space is rather small with a 8-seat bar and only a few lounge-like low lying tables. Local & Vine opens daily by 4pm with Happy Hour until 7pm and the spot is experimenting with weekday lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. While we hope Local & Vine is successful with its lunch hours, the space does feels more like an after-work/evening/late night spot rather than a day drinking spot. Either way, we look forward to returning to Local & Vine on our next NYC pub crawl through the neighborhood.
Located at 316 8th Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea, Chelsea Bell is a solid craft-beer, picking up where the (short-lived) World of Beer left off. The layout of Chelsea Bell is almost identical to that of World of Beer. Plenty of seating just after the entrance, with the bar located toward to back of the space. Over 30 mostly-quality tap beers are available, plus numerous more bottled beer options. Chelsea Bell opens for business daily Monday through Sunday by 10am. Numerous TVs are tuned to sports and Chelsea Bell is a good spot for watching overseas soccer. Add in the friendly staff and Chelsea Bell is a great stop for any Chelsea NYC craft-beer bar crawl.
Located at 34-04 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens, Diamond Dogs is a craft-beer bar that, until recently, had slipped under our radar. We gather that the spot has been open for at least two years. We’re happy to have visited Diamond Dogs on a recent Astoria craft-beer pub crawl. Twelve tap beer offerings include a few nearby Queens breweries like Big Alice (Long Island City) and SingleCut (Astoria). Craft cocktails are also a liquid draw here. Diamond Dogs is a fairly small space with a backyard for pleasant weather outdoor drinking. Overall, another solid bar for Astoria and one we hope to revisit sooner rather than later.
On this Vernal Equinox, our NYC Bar of the Day: Spring Lounge, located at 48 Spring Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy.
If you haven’t had your fill yet of Irish NYC pub crawls in celebration of St. Patrick’s Month, here’s another opportunity for you, sponsored by pubcrawls.com.
Our NYC Bar of the Day: Slainte Bar, located at 304 Bowery in Manhattan’s East Village.
If you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl in NYC, the folks at pubcrawls.com are sponsoring one later today. More info here.
The folks at pubcrawls.com are sponsoring their annual NY Shamrock Stroll, which takes place in Manhattan on Thursday, March 16. More information here.
Located at 34-02 Broadway in Astoria, Queens, Trestle is a recently-opened gastropub/craft-beer bar. Twelve quality tap beers and numerous more bottled/canned offerings make Trestle a must for any Astoria NYC craft-beer bar crawl. Since it’s located at the corner of 34th Street and Broadway with large windows looking out onto the intersection, Trestle is a great spot for sipping quality craft beer, eating tasty food and people watching along Broadway. We look forward to returning here.
Pay a visit to River Coyote, located at 121 Ludlow Street, in the old Amuse Wine Bar space. Serving coffee all day and wine/beer in the afternoon/evening, River Coyote is a solid recently-opened bar. Great wine/beer selection, along with a friendly staff. The wine taps are shown in the photograph below.
Our favorite non-holiday random calendar day of the year! The arrival of the First Saturday of March is very meaningful to us at Pub Crawl NYC. Though the calendar still says winter, March marks the end of the super-cold, long, dark winter months of December, January and February. Spring (and good pub crawling weather) is just ahead.
And, if you’re looking for a pub crawl for today, the annual Hoboken, NJ St. Patrick’s bar crawl takes place today. More info here.