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Since most bars are small businesses, we recommend a pub crawl today as a way to mark the occasion!
Our NYC Italian Wine Bar of the Day: Virgola, located at 28 Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan’s West Village.
It’s a question we often ask ourselves and a recent New York Times article caught our attention: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/dining/a-blurry-line-between-bar-and-restaurant.html?_r=0
The article discusses how a few recently opened NYC establishments are either restaurants with a great drink menu or bars with quality food. Some of these new establishments have been opened by successful chefs in what is their first attempt at a bar. The article got us to thinking about how sometimes, when researching for new NYC pub crawl routes, it’s difficult to judge when a potential establishment is a restaurant or bar. Most of the time, it’s obvious whether an establishment is a bar or a restaurant. Though 10-15% of the time, the place could go both ways. We could write about this topic for a long time, but we like to keep things brief. Ultimately, whether or not the borderline spot is a restaurant or a bar comes down to the patrons’ primary activity. If they’re mostly eating, then the spot is a restaurant. If the patrons are mostly drinking, then it’s a bar. It’s important, as we like to say, to “see the place in action.” What are your thoughts on this topic? Please leave us a comment!
Just six months to go until one of the best NYC bar crawl days of the year!
A couple of spots we look forward to visiting. The first, World of Beer (a national chain, we gather), just opened a location in Chelsea at 316 8th Avenue. As craftbeer fans at Pub Crawl NYC, we look forward to stopping in at World of Beer on our next NYC pub crawl through that section of town. A few blocks north, another beer bar / gastropub, Haymaker, located at 262 West 29th Street, is expected to open for business in the coming days (or weeks). Soon after our visits to both spots, we’ll post our brief thoughts on the two establishments.
Our NYC Bar of the Day: Pacific Standard, located at 82 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.
Because it marks the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day always brings a touch of sadness to us at Pub Crawl NYC. Summer in NYC offers many opportunities of beautiful weather for NYC bar crawls. September is still a good weather month in NYC and, if lucky, October can be as well. But, those two months just aren’t quite the same as June, July and August. Either way, we look forward to many more NYC pub crawls in the months ahead. Happy Autumn!
We had the pleasure to visit two recently-opened Irish / craft-beer bars, McGettigan’s and Stout NYC, in Midtown Manhattan of late. Detailed reviews of both spots forthcoming.