Archive for January, 2017

24th January
2017
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Houston St. btw 6th Ave. and Varick St.

When they finally weren’t closed for a private event, I had a chance to check this really big space out.  This large beer hall has a menu to match its square footage, but I feel it needs more tables as there is a lot of standing room.  Your beers are what you’d find in any German-themed bierhaus, along with various sizes of glass.  Crowd is a big mix of everyone, staff is friendly, above average beers at slightly above average prices for any size, taste fine.

www.houstonhallny.com 

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20th January
2017
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Ave. B btw 3rd and 4th St.

Science!  What I can only assume is a bar which operates on the sly as Frankenstein’s lab, this quirky spot has a lot of fruit infused vodka  Actually, it’s mainly what they have.  Lots of vodka slowly mixing with fruit is their specialty, or craft/labor of love…oh, I get it!  Anyway, crowd is mixed with young and old, decent sized space, they do have above average beers at only slightly above average prices, along with their vodka concoctions, taste fine.

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19th January
2017
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39th St. btw Park and Madison Ave.

Small, proper pub on the ground floor of a townhouse.  It can be crowded right after work hours, and the space is a little dark and has some different levels, but I never really felt cramped.  Crowd is young and old business types mixed in with people waiting for their reservations upstairs.  Plenty of TV”s, friendly staff, average British beers at slightly above average American prices, taste fine.

www.theshakespearenyc.com

 

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17th January
2017
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38th St. btw 5th and 6th Ave.

Another crpwded rooftop bar but I definitely feel more relaxed at this one.  Yes, it has your business crowd, overdressed and trying to entertain clients, but the bar area keeps things moving.  Good views looking south, clientele is people who like rooftop bars, mixed with midtown tourists staying in the hotel.  Above average drinks at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.spyglassnyc.com

 

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