Located at 19 West 31st Street, Gibson & Luce is a speakeasy-style bar in the basement level of the Life Hotel. According to some, this space was a true speakeasy back in the Prohibition era. Now, it’s an early 21st century era NYC “speakeasy”. Patrons can enter directly from the street by climbing down a few stairs to the somewhat unmarked door (see photo below) or through the hotel lobby and take the elevator down one level. The bar seats around 10 patrons and other table seating is good for parties of 2 to 6. We figure this space can get crowded fairly quickly, so it’s probably a good idea to arrive early.
Located at 300 West 40th Street in the shadow of Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, Beer Authority is a solid spot for any NYC beer bar crawl through the neighborhood. We’ve been here numerous times since it opened in 2012. We hadn’t been here in a while and figured a visit was in order. The spot is doing as great as ever.
Located at 515 Ninth Avenue at the southern edge of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, Bar Gonzo is a bi-level spot connected to Cassa Times Square Hotel (a smidge too far west and south to be a “Times Square” hotel, we think). The ground level has a small bar and seating area. The second floor bar area looks west and is significantly larger. It’s an enclosed spot that (we expect) will have open windows once the weather warms up. There’s a Hunter S. Thompson theme going on here. Stop in here on your next Ninth Avenue NYC bar crawl.
Our NYC Bar of the Day: The Ainsworth, located at 122 West 26th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea.
After all, it makes for a good day at a bar or three!
Pub Crawl NYC wishes you the very best for 2018. Our New Year’s Resolution: More NYC pub crawls in 2018!
We view Oscar Wilde, located at 45 West 27th Street in Manhattan’s NoMad District, as the best new bar opening of 2017 in Manhattan. Solid beer selection along with an incredible Victorian-era atmosphere. We look forward to returning here in 2018 and beyond!
We view Circa Brewing Company located at 141 Lawrence Street in Downtown Brooklyn as the best new bar opening of 2017 in Brooklyn. You can read our 2017 review of Circa Brewing here. We look forward to returning here in 2018 and beyond!
We view The Gutter’s new location in Long Island City at 10-22 46th Avenue as the best new bar opening of 2017 in Queens. You can read our 2017 review of The Gutter LIC here. We look forward to returning The Gutter LIC in 2018 and beyond!
Pub Crawl NYC wishes you a Merry Christmas.