Archive for April, 2016

27th April
2016
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Amsterdam Ave. btw 84th and 85th St.

Used to be Slightly Oliver’s but now it doesn’t feel so much like a fancy bar with beds in the back, because that should’ve ever been a thing?  Definitely feels more like the bars below 82nd and Amsterdam, but there’s a lot more space for the crowd to spread out.  Crowd ranges from young to early 30’s, staff is friendly, above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.e-barnyc.com

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26th April
2016
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5th Ave. and 26th St.

The least gastropub feeling gastropub I’ve been in.  Maybe it’s the abundance of sunlight coming in.  Otherwise, still has the same feeling as other new spots: attired bartenders, above average beers and drinks each poured in its own special way with special tools, but the crowd was more lively than most other spots in the neighborhood.  There was a good amount seating at the bar and behind it, with plenty of tables beyond that.  Service is good, above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.

www.bbcnomad.com

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25th April
2016
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29th St. btw 6th and 7th Ave.

If you’re bar is going to reek of popcorn, make sure it’s constantly being refilled at the bar!  Otherwise it’s just torture!  That aside, this place feels like they just tossed a couple of arcade games into a big space with no idea what to do with the rest of it.  It has a lot of room, clientele is young to early 30’s, TV’s showing sports and one with a movie on, average beers at average prices, taste alright.

www.pioneersbar.com

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4th April
2016
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Macdougal St. btw 3rd. and Bleeker St.

Cocktail spot on MacDougal amongst the beer insanity.  Head downstairs to this dimly lit spot where ther’es a good amount of bar space and table space.  Not much more to it, service is friendly, cocktails at cocktail prices, taste pretty darn good.

www.upandupnyc.com

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