Category Archives: Pub Crawl NYC Random Thoughts

New Manhattan bar openings we hope to visit soon

As usual, there are numerous bars opening up all around NYC’s five boroughs.  Some Manhattan spots that we look forward to including on some of our near future NYC bar crawls include Caledonia, Bar Fortuna and Good Story.  Caledonia is a Scottish whiskey-focused spot, located at 424 Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  This is the sister spot to the Caledonia on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  Bar Fortuna is another fancy cocktail / wine bar for the Greenwich Village neighborhood, located on the second floor above the restaurant Casa Apicii at 62 West 9th Street.  Lastly, Good Story is a rooftop spot atop the Arlo Hotel at 231 Hudson Street in west Soho.  After we hit these spots, we will provide brief reviews on them in this space.

Our favorite new bar opening of 2016 for Manhattan

We view Rock & Reilly and Sean’s Bar & Kitchen, both located in Midtown, as a tie for the best new bar openings of 2016 for Manhattan.  We visited both on a NYC pub crawl in late May 2016 and enjoyed our visits to both spots immensely.  Both spots possess a friendly and helpful staff along with a quality craft-beer selection. We look forward to returning to both spots on future NYC bar crawls in 2017 and beyond!

Our favorite new NYC Bar opening of 2016 for Brooklyn

We view Do or Dive, located at 1108 Bedford Avenue, as the best new bar opening of 2016 for Brooklyn.  Do or Dive, from the same owners as Skinny Dennis and Lucky Dog (among others) in Williamsburg, has a solid retro vibe, along with a good beer selection.  Add in the friendly staff and Do or Dive is our favorite new Brooklyn bar of 2016.  Check back later this week for our best new 2016 bar opening for Manhattan!

December 5 marks the 83rd anniversary of the end of Prohibition in the United States

December 5, 2016 marks the 83rd anniversary of the end of U.S. Prohibition. On this date in 1933, Utah became the 36th U.S. state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution (achieving the required 75% of states to approve the amendment). This ratification overturned the 18th Amendment, which outlawed alcohol in the United States. So, how will you be marking the anniversary today, with a pub crawl in NYC perhaps? Leave us a comment to let us know!