Monthly Archives: July 2017

Happy Birthday to New York State!

It was 229 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.  We wish Union Square’s Little Town NYC were still around, but alas, that spot is no more.  So, we suggest a visit to Manhattan’s Local & Vine, located at 282 Hudson Street in West Soho.

A review of Brooklyn’s Interboro Spirits & Ales

Located at 942 Grand Street in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg, Interboro spirits and ales is (likely) Brooklyn’s only Brewery/Distillery. Offering at least a dozen beers brewed onsite, Interboro serves tap beer in four ounce taster sizes as well as the standard 12 or 16 ounce pours. Patrons can see the brewing equipment thru the large floor to ceiling windows in the smallish tasting room. This spot is a tad out of the way, but well worth a visit.

Interboro spirits

A review of Milk & Hops on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Located at 1159 First Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Milk & Hops opened its third Manhattan location earlier this year (adding to its downtown locations in Greenwich Village and Chelsea).  This uptown location of the hybrid beer-cheese shop/beer bar offers about a dozen rather hard-to-find domestic craft-beers.  Add this spot on your next craft-beer NYC bar crawl through the neighborhood.

Milk and Hops UES

A review of The Gantry in LIC, Queens

Located at 47-02 Vernon Blvd in LIC, Queens, Gantry Bar is a neighborhood spot specializing in whiskey and other amber-colored liquids. Even though it’s fairly new to the nabe, the space feels as though it’s been around for decades. Eighteen draft beers round out the liquid offerings here. Food menu is best described as upscale bar or bistro fare.  Stop in here on your next NYC pub crawl through the nabe.

Gantry Bar