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Now THAT is a German-style soft pretzel!

If you go to Bavaria Bier Haus at 19 South William Street (also an entrance on Stone Street) in Manhattan’s Financial District, be sure to order the soft pretzel.  We had the pleasure of sampling one on a recent Stone Street NYC bar crawl.

Bavaria Bier Haus 2

Manhattan bars we look forward to visiting

Five bars in Manhattan that we hope to pub crawl to sooner rather than later: On the Upper East Side: Bondurants and The Gilroy.  In Midtown, two new rooftop spots for the Midtown NYC rooftop NYC bar crawl: The Roof and Bar 54. Further South, in the Village: Carroll Place, a gastropub in what used to be Kenny’s Castaways.  Yet another example of the sign of the changing times, even for Greenwich Village.

RIP, Downtown Bar & Grill, you will be missed!

On a recent Cobble Hill NYC bar crawl, we were dismayed to learn that Downtown Bar & Grill at 160 Court Street in Brooklyn had closed for business.  We’ve pub crawled to Downtown numerous times and wrote about the spot in early 2012.  One source indicated that the bar’s rent had been raised too high to continue operating in that location.  No word if Downtown will re-open in another location.  If you have any additional information the status of Downtown, please share in the comment space below.

Happy Tartan Day!

For a Scottish NYC bar crawl, we suggest the following spots in Manhattan: Caledonia, at 1609 Second Avenue; St. Andrew’s, at 140 W. 46th Street; Shoolbred’s, at 197 Second Avenue.  In Brooklyn, be sure to visit Isle of Skye and Duke of Montrose.

Brooklyn Bars we look forward to visiting

A few spots in Brooklyn have caught our attention recently and we look forward to pub crawling to.  In Williamsburg, replacing Satellite Bar at 143 Havermeyer St is JackBar.  We gather that this spot has some old-school arcade and craftbeer (so, perhaps another Barcade type place??).  About one mile northwest of JackBar, we gather that Dirck the Norseman has finally opened!  Supposedly the first brewpub to open in the city since the 1990s, we can’t wait to get to Dirck (we hope this will be an anchor spot of any Greenpoint NYC beer bar crawl).  Finally, Mad Dog & Beans (of Stone Street in Manhattan’s Financial District) has opened a second location in Carroll Gardens at 276 Smith Street.  As always, we will have reviews of these three spots in this space not long after our visits there.

Queens bars we look forward to visiting

A few spots in Queens have caught our attention recently and we look forward to pub crawling to.  In Long Island City, Woodbines, located at 47-10 Vernon Blvd, sounds like a solid spot.  We’ve visited its sister spots around the city (Brickyard in Hell’s Kitchen and Kent Ale House in Williamsburg) and we’ve enjoyed our time there.  Over in Forest Hills on Queens Blvd is Banter Irish Bar & Kitchen.  Finally, in Astoria, Snowdonia (34-55 32nd Street) looks interesting.  Forthcoming reviews on these places.  Check this space next week for recently-opened spots in Brooklyn we have on our NYC bar crawl list.

Now THAT is an Olive platter!

Available at Red Cork, a wine/tapas bar on West 58th Street, across from the Time Warner Center.

Red Cork Olives

Two suggested Brooklyn Distillery pub crawls

A recent Thrillist article ( 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.

Seen recently on a New York City pub crawl

at Tribeca’s Maslow 6 wine and beer bar.

Maslow 6a


Happy First Saturday of March!

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: is sponsoring its annual Hoboken, NJ St. Patrick’s pub crawl today.  More details here:

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