Archive for January, 2016
2nd Ave. and 78th St.
This one definitely feels more of a restaurant than it’s across town relative, but I still see the majority of people here drinking and not eating, so write it up! Dimly lit space that has plenty of seating room, including at the bar, the crowd is a mix of everyone. TV’s all around, staff is nice, average beers at average prices, taste fine.
2nd Ave. btw 91st and 92nd St.
Used to be Off The Rails, and now it joins the ranks of bars on the Upper East Side that are trying to distance themselves from the frat spots below 89th. Nothing much to it, decent amount of bar space up front, seating in the back, with a crowd of mostly late 20’3 and early 30’s mingling with the, um… more older group? Service is friendly, above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.
92nd St. btw 1st and 2nd Ave.
Another spot that falls into the “is it a restaurant?” category, but once again, up until happy hour was over, everyone here was just drinking, so it counts! Indian place, they make some darn good cocktails, and the bartender is nice. A handful of seats at the bar, everything else is tables. Cocktails at slightly below cocktail prices, taste pretty good.
2nd Ave. btw 94th and 95th St.
This is place is more of what the Upper East Side needs for anyone over the age of 45. It’s a quiet spot, good amount of seating, everyone is very chatty, bartenders included, and I can just relax and have a beer before heading south into the fraternities. Above average beer at slightly above average prices, taste fine.
30th St. btw 7th and 8th Ave.
Used to be The Parlour, and whatever they’ve done they’ve finally figured out how to draw a crowd to this place. Still a big spot, but it definitely feels warmer than its predecessor, and not as stuck up. That’s not to say that the crowd isn’t, it being a mix of business kids, B&T’s, and anyone else in their late 20’s. Service handles the crowd well and is friendly, above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.