Monthly Archives: March 2017

A review of Local & Vine in Manhattan’s West Soho

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.

Local & Vine

A review of Chelsea Bell in Manhattan’s Chelsea

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.

Chelsea Bell

A review of Diamond Dogs in Astoria, Queens

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.

Diamond Dogs

A brief review of Trestle in Astoria, Queens

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.

Trestle Astoria

Happy First Saturday of March!

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.