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A recent Thrillist article (http://dld.bz/dhGww) outlined two suggested Brooklyn pub crawls, featuring the recently-opened distilleries in the borough. Both bar crawls sound intriguing. The first pub crawl highlights Greenpoint/Williamsburg and the second bar crawl traverses Red Hook. Of the seven distilleries across the two NYC pub crawls, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting Cacao Prieto Distillery and the New York Distilling Co. The latter of which we highly recommend visiting. It’s a good stop for any NYC bar crawl around Williamsburg.
Our favorite non-holiday random calendar day of the year! The arrival of the First Saturday of March is very meaningful to us at Pub Crawl NYC. Though the calendar still says winter, March marks the end of the super-cold, long, dark winter months of December, January and February. Spring (and good pub crawling weather) is just ahead.
And if you’re looking for a pub crawl today, here are two options:
Lindy Promotions is sponsoring its 19th annual Second Avenue Mardi Gras stroll, starting at 1pm in Midtown East. More details here: http://www.lindypromo.com/event/2nd-ave-mardi-gras-stroll/
Pubcrawls.com is sponsoring its annual Hoboken, NJ St. Patrick’s pub crawl today. More details here: http://clubtickets.ws/events/leprecon-day-hoboken-pub-crawl-saturday-march-1-2014-2/
A recent NY Times article that we came to our attention: http://dld.bz/dhGv7. This article describes the closing of pubs in and around the city of London. For a number of reasons (among others, higher rents, decreasing popularity of beer in England), pubs are closing for business.
We hope this trend reverses. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting London twice and there’s really nothing quite like the English pub here in NYC. We suppose Pound & Pence in Manhattan’s Financial District comes the closest. Either way, if/when you visit London, be sure to do a pub crawl while there!
Some bars on our NYC pub crawling radar: In Manhattan’s Financial District, another bar for the Stone Street NYC bar crawl: Bavaria Bierhaus, a German beer and food spot. Over in the Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Botanic Lab, a cocktail bar, at 86 Orchard Street. And just across the East River and a little bit north, on the Greenpoint/Williamsburg border at 7 N. 15th Street, is Dirck the Norseman. We gather that this spot is another German beer and food establishment. We hope it’s a good addition to the Greenpoint NYC beer bar crawl. Reviews forthcoming on these three spots.
Our Bar of the Day: Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Pub Crawl NYC wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day. Our picks for some good wine bars include Maslow 6 and Another Room (both on West Broadway in Tribeca) and Ayza (two locations, one in the West Village and one in Midtown South).
Some bars on our radar to pub crawl to include Little Town NY at 982 Amsterdam Ave on the Upper West Side; Bloom’s Tavern on East 58th Street in Midtown East. And downtown, the latest addition to Stone Street bar crawl in Manhattan’s Financial District, Bavaria Bierhaus. As always, we will have reviews on these and other spots.
After a few days out of town, we are back in NYC! We look forward to picking up we’re we left off in late 2013; namely, bar hopping and pub crawling around New York City’s five boroughs!