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The turnover of bars at 497 Third Avenue in Manhattan’s Murray Hill

For the third consecutive year, we’ve visited a ‘new’ bar to inhabit 497 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan. The current occupant, The Flying Cock, is somewhat similar to the previous occupant, Bar Rua, except for the private space in the back is no longer walled off.  But what is it about this address and the high turnover?  We totally understand that this is Manhattan and things can turnover quite frequently. For years, this spot was Patrick Kavanaugh’s, then Pig n whistle, then Bar Rua and now Flying Cock. We’ve found all if these iterations to be decent spots.  We just find it strange with the turnover.  Is it the same owner frequently reinventing the space?  What are your thoughts on this? Please leave a comment below!

The back bar at The Flying Cock.

The back bar at The Flying Cock.

Happy Summer Solstice 2016!

May you have a wonderful summer and many enjoyable NYC pub crawls over the next three months!

Happy Flag Day 2016!

Here are a few spots to hit for a Flag Day NYC bar crawl:

Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. George Washington hung out here.

Loopy Doopy, rooftop bar atop Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City.  Great view of Statue of Liberty and the relatively late sunset.

Pete’s Tavern, 18th Street & Irving Place in Manhattan’s Gramercy section.  Among the oldest bars in Manhattan.

Manhattanhenge 2016

We took a break from bar crawling to catch Manhattanhenge 2016. Two photos below, looking west along 14th Street near Union Square.

Manhattanhenge 2016a

Manhattanhenge 2016b

May 29 marks the 168th anniversary of Wisconsin statehood

Our NYC Bar of the Day: Kettle of Fish, located at 59 Christopher Street in Manhattan’s West Village.

Happy Memorial Day weekend 2016!

Memorial Day weekend just may be our favorite weekend of the year here at Pub Crawl NYC.  Sometimes it’s appropriate for a quick trip out of town; other times, it’s great to stick around town and go on a NYC pub crawl or three.  As the weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, the weather almost always delivers.  It was on this weekend long ago that we participated in our very first bar crawl and we’ve been a big fan of bar crawls ever since!  So, whether you’re staying in town or traveling for the long weekend, have a great time, stay safe and happy pub crawling!

The drink menu at Have & Meyer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Below is a photo of the drink menu at Have & Meyer, located at 103 Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  We stopped in here on a recent NYC bar crawl.

Have and Meyer drink menu

May 23 marks the 228th anniversary of South Carolina statehood

Our NYC Bar of the Day: Mason Jar NYC, located at 43 East 30th Street in Manhattan’s Murray Hill.

May 11 marks the 158th anniversary of Minnesota’s statehood

Our NYC Bar of the Day: Lake Street, located at 706 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

April 30 marks the 204th anniversary of Louisiana statehood

Louisiana joined the Union on April 30, 1812.  For a Louisiana-focused NYC bar crawl, we suggest including Ninth Ward at 180 Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village, Delta Grill at 700 Ninth Avenue and Bourbon Street Bar & Grill at 346 W. 46th Street; both in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

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