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Located at 1008 Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, Bar Chord is another bar for the burgeoning Cortelyou Road NYC pub crawl. Bar Chord is a chill neighborhood bar with a sizeable outdoor area. The bar has a guitar-theme to it and offers live music several nights a week. Eight draft beer offerings. Happy hour beer specials include $5 drafts and $2 cans.
Numerous bars have opened recently, or are about to open all around NYC. Some of the spots we hope to include in an upcoming NYC pub crawl: On the Midtown East/Upper East Side border is The Jeffrey (311 E. 60th Street), another beer bar from the owner’s of Long Island City’s Alewife. Further south in Manhattan’s Gramercy nabe is a new wine bar called Vitis La Vineria (284 Third Avenue). Even further south on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, though not yet open (but we expect to be opening soon) Paulaner Brauhaus at 265 Bowery. And over in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we look forward to the opening of Dirk the Norseman at 7 N. 15th Street, supposedly a brewpub/craft-beer bar. As always, we will have reviews of these spots.
With Halloween approaching, it’s time to share a few Halloween-appropriate bars for a pub crawl in NYC. Our recommendations include the following:
Jeckyll & Hyde, 91 7th Avenue South in the West Village
Slaughtered Lamb, 182 West 4th Street, also in the West Village
White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson Street, also in the West Village
Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen
Ear Inn, 326 Spring Street in (West) Soho.
All of these bars are Halloween-themed or have a famous ghost story of sorts attached to them. The last three are also part of our favorite Old NYC pub crawl.
We are happy to report that the Paris Cafe, located at 119 South Street in Manhattan and our favorite stop along the Old NYC pub crawl, has re-opened for business after nearly a year of renovations following Hurricane Sandy. We visited the Paris Cafe on a recent afternoon. While the dining area is basically the same, the main bar area was altered such that the bar is now against the southern edge of the space, instead of the western edge.
Some drinking establishment visits that we’ve included on our various recent NYC pub crawls include Midtown Manhattan’s Monarch Rooftop Bar (just off of Herald Square), The Winslow on East 14th Street and Store Front NYC on West 23rd Street. Over in Brooklyn, we had the pleasure of visiting Park Slope’s Duke of Montrose, Kensington’s Bar Chord and Williamsburg’s Grand Ferry, among others. We found all of these spots appealing. As always, we’ll share some detailed thoughts on these spots in forthcoming posts.