Archive for November, 2015
39th btw 5th and 6th Ave.
Used to be EVR, and they have thankfully revamped this spot. While both floors are still pretty spacious, it’s no longer giving off a club vibe, loud music aside, but still a little snooty. TV’s are present, it’s a crowd mixed of business people old and young with groups going out for happy hours. Service is alright, average and above average beers, slightly above average prices, taste fine.
3rd Ave. btw 26th and 27th St.
The latest to the cocktail craze in this neck of the woods, but by no means the smallest. Plenty of space here, about a dozen or so seats at the bar, and then it basically is like every other cocktail bar/gastropub you’ve been to. Service is friendly (dressed in the usual suspendered attire), crowd is mixed, clever names for cocktails that are at cocktail prices, taste fine.
2nd Ave. btw 31st and 32nd St.
Used to be Whiskey River, and while they’ve stripped the place and changed the decor to something not resembling a lodge and more an actual bar, the same crowd still comes here. Staff is friendly, average and above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.
Allen St. btw Delancey and Rivington St.
Pretty large space that has a long bar up front, and a small seating area in the back, like most other places. The rooms are split oddly so try hunting for a spot or else you’re standing. It’s pretty hipster (based on staff, music, and movie selection), but the crowd is more of a young mix of varying kinds. Above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.