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Title: New York
Post by: Paul on August 20, 2017, 03:54:13 am
Ideas on the best beer bars to go to please. My first time there
Title: Re: New York
Post by: jeffy on August 20, 2017, 07:16:21 pm
You need to be more specific, since New York is pretty big.  Even if you're talking NYC, there's a lot of geography.  In Manhatten, my favorite beer pub is the Blind Tiger in the West Village.  In Williamsburg I like Spuyten Duyvil and Torst, but they are a little expensive.  Where will you be and what do you like?
Title: Re: New York
Post by: Paul on August 23, 2017, 03:40:33 am
Thanks. Will travel anywhere to find a good beer bar, Torst, Spuyten Duyvil, Proleteriat and Blind Tiger all high on my list. I'm staying near Madison Square Garden, maybe some suggestions of somewhere roughly in that area (maybe within 20 blocks). I'll be a tourist so are there any rooftop bars that are good beer bars? And maybe great outdoor drinking venues?
Many Thanks
Title: Re: New York
Post by: jeffy on August 23, 2017, 05:29:56 am
I've been to several rooftop bars in Manhattan, but it's been a few years and they seem to change a bit.  I just did an easy google search and found some updated lists.  The bar at the top of the Standard Hotel looks cool and is pretty close.  You can walk the Hi Line to it.  We always like to go to see the rooftop exhibit at the Met in the summer and have one of their expensive beers while looking out over Central Park.  It looks like a Rojas installation this summer.  There's a cool view of the river and N.J. from Ink 48 Hotel's rooftop bar, which is close to you.  Also there's a bar on an old boat called the Frying Pan which is pretty cool as well.

I miss our annual August trips to NYC.  For over 12 years my wife was a buyer for a museum store and while she went to market at the Javits I would spend a couple days wandering around the city.  Plus she still has a magic I.D. card that gets us in to almost every museum in the country for free.
Title: Re: New York
Post by: a10t2 on August 23, 2017, 10:45:05 am
The only actual brewery in Manhattan (at least as of a few months ago) is Paulaner. They have a small beer garden in back, no views, but the beer is well worth a stop. They do the basic lager lineup but also has half a dozen taps to play around with. If you do stop in tell Justin the head brewer that I said hey.