Archive for May, 2014

21st May
2014
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1st Ave. and St. Mark’s Pl.

This could go either way, as a restaurant or a bar/lounge/gimmick, but the booze is flowing more than the food (food’s good though), so bar it is.  Bar bedecked in curtains and amidst a sea of red and gold everything, draws a crowd of young and old, mostly the former, but while it’s a nice, quiet spot early on, gets packed at night.  Drinks are cocktails and booze, average price for them (~$12), taste fine.

www.simonemartinibar.com

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19th May
2014
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N. Moore St. btw Varick and Hudson St.

Upscale spot in TriBeCa, this place is a decent spot for a drink before dinner or to hang after work with your business friends.  Decent sized space that has a lot of reserved table and enjoys playing the whole “let me check if we have anything” game when it’s empty anyway, and you’re standing there watching them look at an empty bar.  Anywho, service is pretty slow if you’re sitting at the bar, all cocktails and booze, average cocktail prices (~12), taste fine.

www.brandylibrary.com

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8th May
2014
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Church St. btw Franklin and White St.

A subterranean cocktail bar in Tribeca.  A small bar that has most tables reserved…actually, pretty much all tables reserved, so grab one of the handful of bar stools and try a drink.  They have a few beers on tap in addition to their cocktail list, service is friendly, crowd is a mixed bag and also ranges from crowded to empty.  Above average beers at slightly above average prices, cocktails are cocktail prices, taste fine.

www.bflat.info

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6th May
2014
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14th St. btw 2nd and 3rd Ave.

A “gastropub” that is joining the ranks of other “gastropubs” in this neck of the woods, though this might be the most crowded with younger people out of them all.  The crowd ranges from fresh out of college to business kids, standing around for either your generic cocktail or one of many taps.  Staff is friendly, big space with seats in the back and a front bar area that has good turnover on stools but maintains the number of patrons.  Above average taps, taste alright, above average prices.

www.thewinslownyc.com

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