Archive for February, 2018

14th February
2018
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44th St. btw 5th and 6th Ave.

It sure is.  I actually had to check if I had a full tan after I left.  If you grab the seats right up against the front window, you might not need to excessively blink after leaving.  But as to the bar, it’s a decent sized space, crowd is older B&T’s, business types, and tourists.  Mostly cocktails with some beers, all above average prices, taste alright.

www.marriott.com/hotels

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12th February
2018
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Lafayette St. btw Grand and Hester St.

Fun karaoke bar that maybe fits about 20, if you all don’t exhale at the same time though.  Bar when no singing is occurring, this place is really cozy and a good place to relax.  When the live band shows up to perform your preferred song selection, it gets cozier.  Above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.babygrandnyc.com

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9th February
2018
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9th Ave. and 51st St.

Probably the most business type bar for after work drinks in this area.  Crowd is older, aforementioned business types, and they usually pack the place on most days.  Decent amount of tables (maybe too many as it gets crowded), but plenty of sports on TV to distract.  Above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.jaspersnyc.com

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6th February
2018
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2nd Ave. btw 84th and 85th St.

Used to be Swig, they’ve really scrubbed the place down, as well as toned down the sports bar aspect down, for more of a gastropub feel.  Crowd has changed to reflect the decor and now it’s a little older and more subdued.  Food is alright, service is chatty, same decent amount of space.  Above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.  Another reason to post when I first visit, this place is closed already, oh well.

www.wildhorsetavern.com

 

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5th February
2018
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John St. btw South and Front St.

Pretty big bar that manages to make you feel comfy with a big group.  Crowd is a pretty good mix of tourists, locals (yes, there are locals down here in this part of town) and business-types.  Solid staff that can handle the crowds, a pretty good spot all in all.  Average and above average drafts, above average prices, taste fine

www.tradingpostnyc.com

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2nd February
2018
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Murray St. btw Church St. and Broadway

Besides the fact that I can use the bar as a shortcut to get from block to block on a cold day (of course stopping for a berer…naturally), this huge space draws your usual business crowd and probably has about 100 taps.  Plenty of space, plenty of TV’s, friendly service.  A few average beers with mostly above average beers on tap, average prices, taste fine.

www.barleycornnyc.com

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1st February
2018
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Washington St. btw Rector and Carlisle St.

I’m not sure if this was once a church, but I’m definitely putting my money on it having been a diner at some point.  Straight up bars and tables (a few too many tables if you ask me…which, turns out, they aren’t) and you have a average sized bar with your average Financial District crowd of business kids, tourists, and construction workers, with a few TV’s showing sports.  Apparently they serve Chinese food in this bar, but all I saw were wings, so enjoy that.  Above average beers at slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.stgeorgetavernnyc.com

 

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