Located at 88 Roebling Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Denizen is part restaurant/part bar and a great addition to North Side. The main drink focus here is wine, with nearly two dozen wines by the glass and dozens more by the bottle. Also, a few craftbeers and ciders are available. For food, try Nicky’s grilled cheese sandwich!
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.
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.
Did you hear about the bar on the moon? The drinks are terrific, but there’s no atmosphere.
from Michael Lewis, A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR…
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.
Our NYC French wine Bar of the Day: Jadis, located at 42 Rivington Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Located at 1154 First Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Spotted Dog picks up where the Honky Tonk Tavern left off. The Spotted Dog is basically a neighborhood bar with some decent pub grub, draught craft beers and a large dining area just past the bar. The staff is friendly. Be sure to include The Spotted Dog on your next NYC pub crawl through the neighborhood.
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.
Happy 241st Birthday to the good ol’ USA. Our NYC Bar of the Day: Fraunces Tavern, located at 54 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Our NYC bar of the day: Ontario, located at 559 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.