Monthly Archives: October 2017

A review of Pinball Beer Hall at Sunshine Laundromat

Located at 860 Manhattan Ave, Pinball Beer Hall is a craft beer bar and pinball paradise in the back of swirling laundromat. After walking past a bunch of laundry machines, patron enter the bar through a door that looks like a clothes drier. The bar in the back is lined with over 20 pinball machines. The bar offers eight frequently rotating quality craft beers from around the U.S. there are also numerous board games to play. We think it’s a great place for a group of friends to visit. The bar opens at 4pm daily.

Pinball beer hall

A review of Loveryboy in Manhattan’s Alphabet City

Located at 127 Avenue C in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, Loverboy takes over the space formerly knowns as Lume (an Epicurean Drinkery).  Loverboy’s alcohol focus is mainly on craft cocktails, though a few tap beers are also available.  Food offerings are mainly Italian snacks and several types of square-sliced pizza; a perfect pairing with a few beers or cocktails.  Loveryboy is a worth a visit on your next bar hopping excursion along Avenue C.


A review of Sanatorium in Manhattan’s Alphabet City

Located at 14 Avenue C in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, Sanatorium is a hospital-themed cocktail-focused bar/lounge.  The layout includes a standing room only bar on the left side of the space, with the majority of the space taken up by low-level lounge-style seating. Cocktails are all the rage right now and, at $15/drink, Sanatorium’s cocktail price is somewhat mid-range for Manhattan.  In addition, staff was friendly, but we wonder how long a place like this will last in its current location on Avenue C.  Stop in here on your next Avenue C NYC bar crawl.  Note that Sanatorium has a rather late opening hour.  On the day of our visit, the spot opened for business at 8pm.


A review of The Hairy Lemon in Manhattan’s Alphabet City

Located at 28 Avenue B in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, The Hairy Lemon picks up where Croxley Ales left off.  The Hairy Lemon is more neighborhood sports bar then neighborhood craft beer bar.  The Hairy Lemon serves 20 tap beers, but most were not of the particularly hard-to-find variety.  The space feels materially different from Croxley Ales, though the new owners did keep one church pew for seating that the former occupant used in abundance.  Stop in here on your next Avenue B NYC bar crawl.

The Hairy Lemon

A review of Death Ave in Manhattan’s Chelsea

Located at 315 10th Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea (and just a few blocks south of the Hudson Yards development), Death Ave is a Greek restaurant that also brews its own beer.  We had been waiting over two years for the home brews to start flowing!  Finally, on a recent afternoon NYC pub crawl along 10th Avenue we stopped into the main restaurant (the recently-opened tap room is now also open for lunch on most days) for a few beers. Our samplings included the Kolsch and Pale Ale.  Death Ave also offered a few Belgian-style ales.  The braised lamb sandwich is outstanding!

Death Ave