Posts Tagged ‘I’

6th November
2018
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2nd Ave. btw 89th and 90th St.

Used to be Blonde, Brunette, and a Redhead, but they’ve added some lights…lots of lights in the front, and gave it a makeover.  More in the gastropub vein now, the crowd is still young 20’s to early 30’s, service friendly, small areas in the front and back.  Above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.

www.infirmarynyc.com

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29th October
2018
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Broadway and Arden St.

I’m pretty sure by the time I post this, the bar will be gone, but I’m glad I got to go once.  It’s a dark bar where people who just want a drink in their own silence come, but good luck with one of the nicest/chattiest bartenders on hand.  I feel as if the TV in the bar until recently had to be smacked on the side in order to get good reception. Decent spot but can get a little depressing, average beers, all bottled, taste like bottled beer.

I was right, closed!

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30th January
2018
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South St. btw Pine St. and Maiden Ln.

Another bar taking up residency near the Seaport, and this one is a tale of two cities; half is pure bar, the other is a bar with pizza.  Crowd is business kids with tourists, decent amount of space, nice view of Downtown Brooklyn.  Above average beers at above average prices, taste fine.

www.industry-kitchen.com

 

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25th March
2014
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8th Ave and 45th St.

New bar to the 8th Avenue scene (is there an 8th Avenue scene?) that is just like any other sports bar.  The difference is that while it offers nothing different (not a bad thing), it has crammed this place full of tables and there’s actually a VIP section.  I get it, rent is too darn high (copyright avoidance!) but, when you’re in here, you’re cramped into a small standing space next to many empty tables.  The crowd is older with some spill in from people on their way home to the Port Authority and theatre goers, service is pretty good, average beers at average prices, taps could use a cleaning.

www.ironbarnyc.com

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23rd July
2013
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8th Ave. btw 55th and 56th St.

Upscale place on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side (it’s in the former).  Decent sized space with tables dotted all over, you’ll be drinking with the business kids here.  Service can be spotty at times, lots of wine and above average beers, slightly above average prices, taste fine.

www.ivybarnyc.com

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22nd April
2013
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6th St. btw Ave. A and B

Well, it’s a dump, but a friendly dump.  Tucked down the middle of a block, step right in to a bar with all the basics: TV, juke box, darts, photo hunt…  The crowd is 30’s to 40’s and draws a decent sized crowd.  Average beers at cheap to average prices, taste fine.

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28th January
2013
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Ave. B btw 2nd and 3rd St.

Beneath Billy Hurricane’s is a bar that may just be on the other side of the spectrum.  Two ways to get in: through the front, or to accidentally wander through the door in the middle of Billy’s and then find your way downstairs.  Quiet bar with a slightly more hipster crowd than upstairs, and the beer is all specialty/craft beers that taste pretty good.  Good service, slightly above average prices.

www.idlehandsbar.com

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14th December
2011
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1st Ave. btw 7th and 8th St.

I liked it.  It may be really tiny, but it was a really good place to go for a drink.  As said 14 words ago, tiny, but everyone is friendly, very cozy feeling, and really good happy hour specials.  Nice bartender, mix of locals and youth.  Beer tastes good, average prices after happy hour.

www.internationalbarnyc.com

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27th October
2011
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2nd Ave. btw 51st and 52nd St.

Same old cookie cutter bar.  It used to be Clancy’s and has the exact same layout, which is not that surprising.  What is surprising is that it’s a younger crowd in here.  They seem to not be pushing the dining in here and try to make it feel more like a party, such as making the back seating area more lively/annoying.  B&T’s, average beers for average prices.

www.irishexitnyc.com

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17th May
2010
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Cliff St. btw John and Fulton St.

This place used to be Amarok, and the bar was tiny back then.  It still is small but now they have added a swing over the bar for the bartenders…yeah, it’s exactly as it sounds.  God bless the servers for voluntarily getting up there, though it’s really too small of a place to enjoy it.  Beers still tastes fine, average prices, and the crowd is a sausage fest that are there for the swing watching.

www.ironhorsenyc.com

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17th May
2010
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31st St. btw 7th and 8th Ave.

This place is huge and there are a ton of TV’s.  After that, well, you’re going to cough up bucks to drink.  I mean come on, $7 for a pint of Yuengling and $6 for a Bud Light?  Luckily their food was actually kind of cheap but for those going to here to drink, bring your wallet…what am I saying, it’s all B&T’s here so you can afford it.  Beers are above average prices, taste fine, service from the bartenders is kind of spotty unless you’re sitting at the bar and not standing behind the seated patrons or are an attractive girl.

www.theirishtimesnyc.com

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17th May
2010
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44th St. btw 8th and 9th Ave.

Sometimes it’s crowded in here, other times I have no problem getting a seat.  They have plenty of TV’s showing most matches from most sports.  The beer tastes good, average prices, and the crowd is usually the late 20’s to thirties crowd.

www.theirishrogue.com

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17th May
2010
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Exchange St. btw William and Broad St.

It’s basically the Sutton Place of the Financial District, without the rooftop.  Definitely a young crowd that shows up right after the closing bell.  It’s your typical yuppie kids that have nothing great to talk about.  The drinks taste fine, average prices, and small TV’s with stocks on, because the costumers didn’t get enough during the day.

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17th May
2010
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The Irish Pub (7th Ave. btw 53rd and 54th St.)

This bar is definitely lower key than its neighbors.  This smaller bar is a nice place to go for a few drinks (though bring your wallet for the $7 for a pint of Amstel Light, tastes the same as everywhere else) and lunch.  On match day, this place gets pretty packed with good, authentic fans that actually know what Rugby is.

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17th May
2010
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Ludlow St. btw Rivington and Stanton St.

I liked this place because there was a friendly crowd that wasn’t as pretentious as almost every other bar in the Lower East Side.  The beers were your normal price, tasted fine, and there was a decent sized friendly crowd in here as well.  Another bonus was a good juke box with a pleasant lacking of indy-Brooklyn bands’ albums.

www.myspace.com/iggys

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17th May
2010
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2nd Ave. btw 75th and 76th St.

The novelty here is that it’s a free Karaoke bar, meaning its 18 hours a day/7 days a week, on the Upper East Side.  Next to no bar space, forcing you to sit in the back next to the singing.  The beer is average priced and tastes so-so, but you’re really here for the singing.  My favorite time to come is late night on a Sunday night, you get to sing all to yourself.

www.orderiggysnyc.com

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