A review of Milk & Hops on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Located at 1159 First Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Milk & Hops opened its third Manhattan location earlier this year (adding to its downtown locations in Greenwich Village and Chelsea).  This uptown location of the hybrid beer-cheese shop/beer bar offers about a dozen rather hard-to-find domestic craft-beers.  Add this spot on your next craft-beer NYC bar crawl through the neighborhood.

Milk and Hops UES

A review of The Gantry in LIC, Queens

Located at 47-02 Vernon Blvd in LIC, Queens, Gantry Bar is a neighborhood spot specializing in whiskey and other amber-colored liquids. Even though it’s fairly new to the nabe, the space feels as though it’s been around for decades. Eighteen draft beers round out the liquid offerings here. Food menu is best described as upscale bar or bistro fare.  Stop in here on your next NYC pub crawl through the nabe.

Gantry Bar

 

A review of The Gutter LIC in Long Island City, Queens

Located at 10-22 46th Ave in a former taxi garage in LIC, Queens, The Gutter brings its retro 1970s bar and bowling alley north of the Newtown creek with a new location to add to the Williamsburg spot. More spacious than it’s Brooklyn location, the Gutter LIC offers 20 tap beers, a lot of seating and some pinball machines. The bowling alley is up half a flight of stairs in the back of the space and has eight lanes. Add in the Friendly staff and this place is a must-visit for LIC NYC craft beer bar crawl.

The Gutter LIC

A review of Allora Alto in Manhattan’s Midtown East

Located at 156 east 47th street in Manhattan’s Midtown East, Allora Alto is a recently opened rooftop bar atop the Bernic Hotel. One of the smaller rooftop bars that we’ve visited, Allora Alto offers niche views of midtown east (a view looking west along 47th street is provided below), particularly the Chrysler building just to the south. It’s opens for business at noon daily, so if you need a quick break from the office and you’re sick of Starbucks, head over to Allora Alto.

Allora Alto 2